Preserving the Creative Culture of the Web (SXSW)

Hello there! I’m at SXSW (South By Southwest) 2012 this weekend, going to the interactive conference. Anyway, I tend to take copious notes when I go to talks. I thought they might be useful to a wider audience, so here you go. You can see other SXSW 2012 posts that I’ve made as well. Panelists: Nick Hasty (@jnhasty), Rhizome Kari Kraus, University of Maryland Jason Scott, Archive Team at the Internet Archive SXSW Synopsis: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12909 Hashtag: #digiprsrv Introduction We’re going to present a range of perspectives on archiving – how we go about it, means and methods. Discussion forums, games, user-generated content: we’ll give it a cultural context, beyond the technologies involved. It’s important to keep this, and save it. The internet community as a whole hasn’t done a great job of keeping this stuff (beyond the Internet Archive). We think it’s wroth saving we’re here to tell you why. Nick Hasty, Rhizome We present internet art, any kind of production where the intent behind it was within an artist context. Since the beginning of the web, since people could log on and connect to computers, people have been making art. Virtual worlds and games, even if it ran on …

16 More Brainstorm Ideas For Mailman's Web Interface

I went to the Shut Up and Draw session at SXSW yesterday. On the plane ride home last night, I decided to shut up and draw some mailman ideas. Well, I have 16 more… the first sixteen were about as many I thought reasonable for one post. So here’s the rest. These are just thumbnail sketches meant to express some ideas visually than serve as a guide for visual layout or any kind of formal mock up. I would love to know what you think about any of them. For each: Does it seem like a useful feature? Would you use it? Does it remind you of anything you’ve used before? Can you think of a better way to visualize the idea? Does it not belong in a mailman webui? How do you think it would shape conversation on a list? #17 List Monthly Health It might be cool for moderators to be able to have a monthly ‘bill of health’ for their list. What’s the population like, and how has it changed? Were there more or less posts than usual? How much spam did we get? What’s the male-to-female ratio? Out of all the members, how many are actually …