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Metadata as ‘cultural source code’

March 1st, 2012 2 Comments

A quick thought. Last week I wrote about collection data being ‘cultural source code’ in the context of the upload of the Cooper-Hewitt collection to GitHub. As I wrote over there, Philosophically, too, the public release of collection metadata asserts, clearly, that such metadata is the raw material on which interpretation through exhibitions, catalogues, public […]

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