Monday, 11 May 2009

1. #hash-tag

What a way to start "Badge a day" over two hour's late, but thats OK.
A quick intro to a concept that doesn't need much more explaining than I will be making a badge everyday for 1 year (or at least attempting it)!

Todays badge, is a hash-tag. The thinking revolves around labeling and questioning content, how do we label images and content to make it searchable. The extraction and use of metadata in a web context is second nature, and our ability to title, describe and add tags is as easy as 1, 2.0, 3 (lol). But the way in which we search for these concepts and assess the success of of our search terms is something that bothers me. The tag is searchable but the image itself is not, I am interested in the distance between image, tag & content and playing with these technicalities online and in RL.


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