Aug 24, 2011

We used to curate objects. Now we’re using technology to curate our lives
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Written by : janlgordon| 0 | Content Curation

Via Scoop.itContent Curation, Social Media and Beyond

Adrian Hon (wrote this article) He is the Founder and Chief Creative at Six to Start, an online games company; he originally trained as a neuroscientist at Cambridge and Oxford.

He takes a strong interest in the controversies surrounding intellectual copyright. Follow Adrian on Twitter at @adrianhon.   Interesting and so true!   Here’s what caught my attention:

It’s important to clarify what I mean by curation here because I feel there are a few requirements for a collection to qualify. Firstly, whether physical or digital, the collection needs to be a selection of objects rather than an exhaustive archive.

Secondly, the selection needs to convey some kind of view or message, even if it’s a neutral, educational one. Finally, the collection must be at least semi-public, otherwise it’s simply a private hoard.

If you accept those guidelines, it turns out that an awful lot of what we do already counts as curation: think of the books in your living room, or the pictures you mount on your walls. You don’t simply dump every single book you own there – you carefully choose and curate which ones to show off.

The key difference between our homes and museums is that the message we’re trying to convey is (usually) not educational or artistic, but our own personality and taste.   http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/adrianhon/100006825/we-used-to-curate-objects-now-were-using-technology-to-curate-our-lives/
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Jan Gordon Chief Visionary I have applied a keen eye for blending cultural trends, the right people and emergent industries to create dynamic new businesses in cable TV, internet and currently mobile media and marketing services for local and national companies. I was an associate publisher for three startup magazines in New York. I helped brand and position these magazines in the marketplace through promotions at trade shows, advertising and special events

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