the Omni Graffle File, edit away!
Profile-driving content management! Layout description and suggestions for access points on a user end for posting content.
An artist is pretty basic, the information won’t change or grow much...
This captures an artwork OR line of research at any stage. Once
experiments are underway and initial goals are defined, you’ll have
enough info to begin publishing content. In fact, it’s probably better
that one starts early on so that the full trajectory from sketches
through experiments, multiple iterations and presentations of work. This serves as both documentation and an ideating space.
What should be considered an experiment? A turning
point, a milestone, anything that would help communicate to either
yourself, your peers or your audience your process of arriving at what
you have created. In short, that information that is most useful for
YOU, first and foremost, for whatever you might need it for. You
choose who gets to see what content or not by tagging the vaious
content for either export (when exporting custom bundles for your
purposes) or for posting to the various parts of your public profile,
and dxarts pages, like events and current research.
In my mind, this part is central to the profile-driven dxwebsite.
It puts content in the hands of the community while also serving the
research process. The more seemless the better (so people use it and
we don’t have to remind people to update their profiles, ideally they’d
want to use it).
A showing, performance, concert, presentation, artist talk,
anything the world should know about. This data is tagged as current
(ongoing show, for example), upcoming, and past, ideally this is
automated based on a dates field when creating the event profile.
Process of adding content.
The first thing that comes
to mind is that an artist goes to the content uploading page, logs in
as the artist (or as the admin that can do EVERYING), then
be prompted to add or edit an event, an experiment, an artwork,
(including editing their page layouts :) )media, etc. Once adding or editing, there are pre-defined fields to fill out optionally, the
opportunity to add media. Media that’s added is automatically tagged
according to the artist and where it’s added (for example, Experiment/Final Doc/Event, and which one specifically). If adding an
image of an event that already passed, for example, you would fill out
the data (image name, description), then have a drop down menu of
general tags (event), then once that’s selected, a drop down list of
events the artist has been involved in to select the appropriate
event. The image automatically populates that event’s page or
profile. Optionally, you could navigate to edit the event directly, in
which case the meta data tags for the image are inferred from which
event is being edited. Is that confusing enough?
(some pages are incomplete in the diagram, as this is related to profile information, for example, the front page):
- Front Page - Contains Current and Upcoming Events, Current Research (slideshow?)
- Current Research - A page listing all DXcurrentResearch, any
research/artworks/experiments that have been tagged with the
(outfacing) - Current/Upcoming/Past events, both in brief (like a
calendar) and in detail, event info, documentation, other data about it.
- Experiments - only the author of the content would have access to this,
whether a single artist or collaborative group. Any content on this
page can be OPTIONALLY be posted to DXcurrent research.
- Pdfs for single works
- Pdfs for any number of works, artist info
- Pdfs for CV (do we generate a CV for people from a web app?)
- Presentations? - some format to be used in Keynote/Powerpoint?