Making Data Promiscuous

“Making data promiscuous” that is exactly what the Walters Art Museum is trying to do. Or as curator William Noel explained, the important thing is to put the “data in places where people can find it — making the data, as it were, promiscuous. That means putting it on Flickr, Pinterest, that sort of thing; these are forums people are used to using and commenting on, which they already use to build datasets of their own.” For more on the Walters Art Museum and Noel’s perspectives on the digital future of art museums check out his interview with the TED Blog and his TEDxSummit talk on the lost codex of Archimedes.

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