[open-humanities] RSC's 'My Shakespeare' - open source with Open Shakespeare overlap
open-shakespeare at okfn.org
Sun Feb 26 16:33:30 UTC 2012
Thanks for the feedback: I'll get back in touch with them to book a space
on their blog, and sign up for updates. Once they get a bit more precise
about the project (i.e. say where their open-source code can be found),
I'll let you know. For now, I must admit that I read the announcement the
same way as Laura did...
On 25 February 2012 07:26, Laura James <laura.james at okfn.org> wrote:
> My interpretation is quite different to Jonathan's - I see no
> reference to source texts, just to the social media stream referring
> to Shakespeare (and then visualising/analysing this stream, etc). But
> perhaps source texts are something they would like to pull in as an
> extra :) (or not - this sort of project is usually on a cripplingly
> low budget)
> Open Shakespeare should definitely do a feature article for the site.
> Dr Laura James
> Foundation Coordinator, Open Knowledge Foundation
> On 24 February 2012 20:18, Jonathan Gray <j.gray at cantab.net> wrote:
> > This sounds very interesting indeed. It could be really interesting to
> > discuss what technology they are using for the text of Shakespeare's
> > plays - to see whether they have developer this and whether there
> > might be any synergies with TEXTUS. In particular it would be really
> > interesting to see whether they could use this in their system - to
> > linke fine grained chunks of text to blog posts, tweets, articles and
> > other Shakespeare related activity to!
> > What do you think?
> > J.
> > On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 5:54 PM, James Harriman-Smith
> > <open-shakespeare at okfn.org> wrote:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >> I got this email from Royal Shakespeare Company the other day. It's
> >> long, so here are the essential points:
> >> - The RSC is creating "a place to imagine the world of Shakespeare
> through a
> >> C21st lens", an online aggregator of anything to do with Shakespeare on
> >> twitter, fbook, blogs, etc.
> >> - They have contributing blog authors, artists, and data visualisations
> >> attachment)
> >> - It will launch in April 2012, and the source code will be made
> >> - Updates here:
> >> http://www.worldshakespearefestival.org.uk/projects/my-shakespeare.aspx
> >> Sounds interesting. Does anyone have any particular areas they'd like to
> >> collaborate on?
> >> James
> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >> From: Sarah Ellis <sarah.ellis at rsc.org.uk>
> >> Date: 21 February 2012 21:28
> >> Subject: My Shakespeare [Scanned]
> >> To: open-shakespeare at okfn.org
> >> Hi there
> >> I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I’m working on an online
> >> called My Shakespeare for the Royal Shakespeare Company which will be
> >> of the World Shakespeare Festival launching this April. I’m getting in
> >> touch as I would very much like to see if you’d be interested in the
> >> with the possibility of contributing and linking up with Open
> >> which is a fantastic site. I hope that’s OK.
> >> My Shakespeare is an invitation for international audiences,
> programmers and
> >> artists to create a global conversation about Shakespeare online. The
> >> project has been created in response to the amount of user generated
> >> already existing online with an aim to find meaning, new ways of
> >> data and interpretation. We are creating a site that will search for
> >> of Shakespeare online which will be achieved through the searching the
> >> channels, twitter, flickr, ebay and google. It will find the heartbeat
> >> Shakespeare online and share those findings on a timeline. The site
> >> ask questions, share findings and be a place to imagine the world of
> >> Shakespeare through a C21st lens.
> >> The site will be punctuated by a series of articles and contributions
> >> key thinkers, artists and collaborators that will respond to the site
> >> and broader topics and themes relating to each contributor. We will
> >> commission artists from around the work to create new work in response
> >> the site which will appear on the site.
> >> The structure of the site will be as follows:
> >> Blog – This section will be for critical thinkers and commentators who
> >> provoke further meaning and discussion around Shakespeare and other
> >> Main site – dynamic interface showing words which will move around the
> >> screen that you can click on in order to explore the site, once you
> click on
> >> a word you will go on a user journey experience and receive a
> >> that shows your word appearing online over a period of time – 1 month, 1
> >> week, 1 day and 1 hour. There will be a live twitter stream on the
> site and
> >> you may have a tweet with your word or a flickr image and you’ll be
> able to
> >> see it on the timeline. This site will be as dynamic and playful as
> >> possible.
> >> Visualisations – a dynamic clickable slide show of data visualisations
> >> created by BVA and 3rd party programmers – you will be able to share
> >> visualisations with your social media networks. We hope to create as
> >> as possible and explore possible stories and narratives.
> >> Artist commissions – we will commission artists to respond to the site
> >> they will have an option of working with our technologists Bureau of
> >> Affairs. This will mean that they can be exploratory online if they
> wish or
> >> create work which is live and that is documented on the My Shakespeare
> >> Wiki for 3rd party programmers – BVA have generously opened up their
> site to
> >> invite 3rd party programmers to play with the data they collect through
> >> twitter, ebay and flickr. They will create a wiki which 3rd party
> >> programmers can use to source the data in order to create their own
> >> visualisations. These have the capacity to look very different to the
> >> visualisations.
> >> Social Media - There will be a live twitter feed sharing the new
> >> visualisations as they happen which will link to the RSC facebook page.
> >> Audiences will share and we will share with them what we find
> interesting –
> >> we will invite them to share the links in different ways for example,
> >> ones they like most. Programmers will also enjoy connecting with our
> >> and champion their work and share it out to their networks as well.
> >> I was wondering if you would be interested in meeting up and talking
> >> about the project. It would be wonderful if you were interested in
> >> contributing to the site and potentially writing an article or sharing a
> >> series of images or a video from your perspective and the work you're
> >> with Open Shakespeare.
> >> All the best and I look forward to hearing from you.
> >> Sarah
> >> --
> >> James Harriman-Smith
> >> Open Literature Working Group Coordinator
> >> Open Knowledge Foundation
> >> http://okfn.org/members/jameshs
> >> Skype: james.harriman.smith
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