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Thinking some more about curation…

Friday, December 20th, 2013

It seems to me that all forms of curation (including online) are fundamentally defined by three characteristics:

Content
What is included (and what is not).

Arrangement
How the content is arranged or presented. How it is ordered or grouped – by taxonomy, chronology or other forms of narrative. Is some content emphasised over others? Is there intentional comparison or juxtaposition between (sets of) content?

Annotation
Basically, anything in addition to the original content.

In considering these; how much is the subjectivity of the curator(s) and their identity and status (purposely) foregrounded? In addition, what options are there (if any) for viewer / reader agency?