Monday, 7 November 2011
Landscape-Portrait - Bournemouth - Final phase
Trying to get the final phase of the Landscape-Portrait project of the ground, just written this overview of the next phase:
Landscape-Portrait. Final Phase.
The final outcome of the Bournemouth iteration of the Landscape-Portrait project will consist of the publishing, dissemination and promotion of audience generated content to the digital public realm.
The publishing of project content (video, text, data) will conform to guidelines outlined by the W3C and the Open Data movement, where data and material is conceived of as ‘free to use, reuse, and redistribute’.
Specifically I will publish users video content using URI’s  (Uniform Resource Identifier) that locate the content in a fixed universally accessible manner. This procedure will be complimented by the publishing of related meta-data, which describes content using Open Data and W3C recommended schema - such as RDF and linked data - consistent with the development of the semantic web.
Locating and describing content using a formally approved schema makes it possible to offer content to other agencies, practitioners, projects and audiences in a coherent and dependable way. This approach to data and material dissemination has been adopted at a governmental, public and private level. In making use of these practices within a public arts project, pertinent questions about arts engagement with use and legacy values are developed, further extending the conception of ‘durational’ public art practices.
Once elements of the Bournemouth project have been published and made available within the public realm there will be a requirement to promote this content. There are a variety of Open Data tools and services available for this purpose. It is an ambition of this phase of the project to encourage use of this content by governmental (for example local councils), public (charities, NGO’s) and personal (community activists, artist and residents) agencies and practitioners.
The final phase of the work will take approximately four days and will involve myself and other members of the original collaborative group in discussion about how to best achieve this phase of production.
The hoped for outcome of this phase will be the use of the video content produced during the Bournemouth installation by a range of entities, big and small, personal and public, cultural and civic.
 See here for a in depth overview of the formats: http://www.w3.org/TR/gov-data/
 See: http://labs.apache.org/webarch/uri/rfc/rfc3986.html or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier
 Tim Berners-Lee outlined four principles of Linked Data, paraphrased along the following lines:
Use URIs to identify things.
Use HTTP URIs so that these things can be referred to and looked up ("dereferenced") by people and user agents.
Provide useful information about the thing when its URI is dereferenced, using standard formats such as RDF/XML.
Include links to other, related URIs in the exposed data to improve discovery of other related information on the Web.