Architecture / Content Hierarchy

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    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 DXcurrentResearch tag
    • Events (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?


    Creating Facets (unauthenticated)
    Jan 29, 2010

    You are on the right track here. A really great resource for constructing web architecture is the work of S.R. Ranganathan. He was a pioneer in cataloging and information architecture
    because his classification system didn't pigeonhole objects into a subject that already existed (unlike Dewey Decimal & Library of Congress). It is a great way of classifying the web because it is so organic.

    Here is a url that explains how to organize categories into facets:


    He created a formula based on five fundamental categories for facet structure:

    *Personality (what the object is about - the main subject)
    *Material (materials that make up an object)
    *Energy (processes and activities that take place in relation to the object)
    *Space (where the object happends of exists. what is it's location?)
    *Time (the time when the object occur. what is the date?)

    So if we look at the categories above, this is what the structure might look like:

    Personality - Subject of the Artwork, the Title, The author
    Matter - the materials used to create the artwork
    Energy - what were the activities/experiments involved in making the artwork
    Space - the event
    Time - when was it made?

    Art & Architecture Thesaurus (unauthenticated)
    Jan 29, 2010

    Might be worth taking a look at AAT hierarchy display:


    They group things similarly but in a way that makes for sense for artists:

    *Associate Concepts (abstract concepts or phenomena, theoretical concerns, ideologies, attitudes, social/cultural movements)

    *Physical Attributes (how materials respond under certain conditions, eg. carvings, or physical/chemical properties like luminescence, the condition of the object,the design elements, color)

    *Styles and Periods (could be cultural/historical periods, or cultural regions)

    *Agents (People, Organizations, living organisms)

    *Activities (Disciplines, functions, events, physical/mental activities, processes/techniques)


    *Object Facet (discriptions of groupings or systems, genres, components, built environments, furnishings/equipment, visual and verbal communication)

    Billie Grace (unauthenticated)
    Jan 29, 2010

    The main difference between Ranganathan and AAT is that Ranganathan is more flexible and his theories could easily be translated for a wiki creator making their own "tags." AAT is definitely more of a fixed structure.

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