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June 7, 2005

Sorting the Pile

The Gates Memory Project blog will remain dormant for the time being as we plan next steps for the archive. As of this writing, there are 3,564 photos collected under the "gatesmemory" tag in Flickr. Contributions have certainly slowed, but new work has continued to trickle in. If you still have images you'd like to be part of the project, it's certainly not too late!

As part of working through our ideas, we've submitted a paper to the 2005 Computers & Writing Online Conference that discusses our experience of creating a networked archive with everyday social software tools. The paper, "Sorting the Pile: Making Sense of A Networked Archive," can be viewed here.

Thanks to all who have contributed. Keep checking back for updates on the project.

Posted by ben vershbow at 5:36 PM | Comments (0)

June 3, 2005

"Christo's Dream," by Becky Phillips, 18.5" x 14.5"

"Christo's Dream," by Becky Phillips, 18.5" x 14.5"
Originally uploaded by djwhelan.
From djwhelan:

"In early April 2005, a Florida-based quilter, Becky Phillips (Flickr | Webshots), contacted me about using my Gates images as the theme and inspiration for a monthly quilting challenge in which she and some far-flung quilters participate. I gladly made my works available to them.

"Becky used "The Gates Stand Alone" as the starting point for the group, but her quilt ended up being inspired by my "Torn".

"This is part of the power and excitement behind Flickr! I am honored to be the inspiration for an effort like this, and I look forward to being part of other such collaborations."

Posted by ben vershbow at 11:33 AM | Comments (0)