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01 JANUARY 2010

wj-s.org: weejays, webjays, webjockeys ...

"the World Wide Web [has become] a space of converging multimedia praxis, has become a vast experimentation and exploration ground with countless artistic ramifications. As it is often related to a solitary adventure led in a very intimate relationship with one's machine, the virtual experience is seldom extended to another dimension of time–space. Projects involving network actors only take place in closed circles, within the network, and hardly ever outside, within a live performance environment. The idea of the WJ's project is to disrupt this tendency by offering a strong, captivating, sensual and slightly altered cybernetic surf where the feeling of being immerged in the flow and the extreme pleasure of browsing are shifted to a live performance environment. Individual and collaborative online productions (in different geographical sites) become collective events (to which an audience is invited). In this way, Wjs become flux stalkers and offer things to see, hear, feel, observe and think about, through a progressive and dynamic process. Guided by their critical spirit and their own personal outlook, they reveal the fragrance of the Web, defragment and confront worlds that make the invisible become visible."

(Anne Roquigny)

Fig.1 WJ–S Performance Alessio Chierico

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audiencebrowsebrowsing • closed circles • collaborationcreative practicecybernetic • defragmentation • digital cultureDJenvironmentflows • geographically dispersed • immerge • immersiveinformation aestheticsinteractionintimatemedia artmultimedianetwork • network actors • new medianotationonline • online collaboration • performance • performance environment • praxisrelationshipsitespectaclesurf • time-space • visual literacyvisualisationVJweb • webjay • webjockey • weejay • WJ • Yugo Nakamura • yugop.com

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Simon Perkins
05 DECEMBER 2009

The Visible Archive: visualising, mapping, archiving

"This proposal is to research and develop techniques for visualising, or mapping, archival collections in a way that supports their management, administration and use. The specific aim is to develop techniques for revealing context: the patterns, high–level structures and connections between items in a collection.

The practical outcomes of the project will be prototype interactive, browsable maps of the National Archives collection that apply these techniques at different structural levels:

1. A map of the whole collection, at Series level, will show the 'big picture': the size, scope and historical distribution of different series, the relations between series, and their corresponding Agencies and functions.

2. A more detailed map will focus, as a test case, on a single series (A1), accumulating data from individual records to reveal the distinctive 'shape' of that series.

The issue of navigating large digital collections is current and significant; interestingly some prominent American researchers have recently announced a broadly related project. This project is highly innovative; by supporting it, the Archives would take a leading position in the field. The project would be extensively documented and well disseminated, drawing an international audience."

(Mitchell Whitelaw, 30 July 2008)

Fig.1 Visible Archive Series Browser

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archival datasets • archiveAustralasiaAustraliabrowseCanberrachartcollectiondatadatasetdesigninformation aestheticsmapMitchell WhitelawNational Archives of Australianotationprototype • University of Canberra • visual depictionvisualisation

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Simon Perkins
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