Assumption, Attention, Articulation

George Oates, Good, Form & Spectacle, UK

George first presented at MW in 2008, talking about Flickr Commons. We’ve come so far since then in terms of access, preservation, digital techniques and general approach to openness. As this MWA 2015 program attests, our work is (finally) actually transforming, and we’re no longer just pushing bits and bytes from one computer to another. In this talk, George will explore how our tastes have changed, how digital has streamlined us but also created huge gluts of bad metadata, and how emerging techniques around tool-making and exploration are starting to resolve into robust and shared practice.