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03 JANUARY 2011

In Media Res: collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship

"In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi–modal forms of online scholarship. Our goal is to promote an online dialogue amongst scholars and the public about contemporary approaches to studying media. In Media Res provides a forum for more immediate critical engagement with media at a pace closer to how we experience mediated texts.

Each weekday, a different scholar curates a 30–second to 3–minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300–350–word impressionistic response. We use the title 'curator' because, like a curator in a museum, you are repurposing a media object that already exists and providing context through your commentary, which frames the object in a particular way. The clip/comment combination are intended both to introduce the curator's work to the larger community of scholars (as well as non–academics who frequent the site) and, hopefully, encourage feedback/discussion from that community.

Theme weeks are designed to generate a networked conversation between curators. All the posts for theme weeks thematically overlap and the participating curators each agree to comment on one another's work."

(In Media Res: A MediaCommons Project)


collaborationcommentarycommunityconceptualisationcritical theorycritiquecuratordigital culture • Digital Scholarly Network • forumin media res • Institute for the Future of the Book • media • media object • MediaCommons • mediated texts • multi-modalmulti-modal designmuseum • networked conversation • New York University Libraries • online community • online dialogue • online scholarship • re-purposerecombinanttheory building


Simon Perkins
16 MARCH 2010

Platform Ireland: showcasing Irish arts and culture

"Platform Ireland showcases leading Irish arts and cultural content to audiences worldwide. It is an online venue which features all audiovisual arts content across Ireland from touring arts online to the writers backroom.

It also acts as an arts archive and features the latest arts news where new content can be presented and promoted with a forum for critical debate. Platform Ireland aims to bring Irish arts to a greater audience in order to engage and highlight the work that is taking place all throughout the country."

(Jessica Fuller)

Fig.1 Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 2009



2009artsarts and cultural practicesarts and culture channelarts and culture sector • arts archive • arts news • arts online • arts organisationaudiovisualcircuscreative industriescreativity • cultural content • culturedancedesign and technologyDublinDublin Theatre FestivalDun Laoghaire Institute of Art • Enterprise Ireland • festivalforum • IADT • literaturemusicperformanceperforming arts • Platform Ireland • repositoryRepublic of Irelandshowcasespectacle • Still Point Productions • street theatretheatre • Ulster Bank • writers backroom


Simon Perkins
24 JUNE 2009

Guggenheim Forum: Between the Over- and Underdesigned

"Guggenheim Forum is new series of moderated online discussions catalyzing intelligent conversation on the arts, architecture, and design. Several times each year, experts from a variety of fields inquire into and debate topics related to the museum's exhibition program.

Each forum unfolds over the course of two weeks. During that period, visitors to are encouraged to write in comments. Select responses will be posted for consideration by the panelists and to contribute to the overall dialogue. One or more live chat sessions take place during each forum, allowing visitors to communicate directly with one of our experts in a lively, immediate approach to the subject at hand.
The inaugural Guggenheim Forum, titled Between the Over– and Underdesigned, addresses the subject of how design can enhance or detract from everyday life. Frank Lloyd Wright believed in making his buildings harmonious and integrated with their environment. How might architects, designers, urban planners, and the rest of us make such an attempt today, particularly in the planet's burgeoning cities? Our experts will touch on a variety of questions: What is a well–designed space? How do we measure its value–economically, sociologically, emotionally, or in other ways? To what extent should the person who uses a space be involved in helping design it, or in creating his or her own space? What can we learn from different design solutions throughout history and across cultures?"
(The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation)

[Guggenheim's forum titled 'Over– and Underdesigned' runs between the June 22 through July 2]


Simon Perkins

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