Nestor’s idea #1

  • Find an automated process to create infographics that capture each Art Section. Following this same direction of the code that transforms PDF into images it would be great if we could develop something that in an automated way creates images that contain general and specific information of each section as a sort of simplified summary of the information that is being presented in Seccion Arte. For example something that includes the root and folder structures with file number information, specific texts of the presented project and a selection of images. Dates of creation, weight and formats of each file. I don’t know, this kind of data. All in one graphic that could be in PDF and image formats. I attach some visual examples of my idea of this. It would be like transforming a folder structure into a two dimensional chart.
  • The second idea would be to find an ethically correct way to upload content that is native to offline ecosystems to the web. In this direction I’ve been doing some research and I love the idea of Virtual Remote Desktop. It is something used a lot in these pandemic times for workers to have access to their office PCs. But I also found that this system has infinite configuration options. The ideal here would be to allocate a PC in Cuba with the Art Sections and give access from any user to access the information with the administrative limitations that clients cannot delete, copy or move the files. They would only be able to view the content of the folders. At this point I think it would be very much in line with all our ideas but there is a serious problem with the internet connection in Cuba. So this idea would be practically impossible to develop from an online PC in Havana. The other option would be to use a server where this virtual operating system could be placed. But that creates another problem regarding which server. I don’t think we should use commercial servers for this, besides Seccion Arte shares pirated materials like books and documentaries, so a commercial server would give problems in the end regarding this. This is what we should analyse, I understand that for example “Pirate Bay” has its servers in the Pirate Party in Europe, and that allows it to continue to exist online, maybe it would be very interesting to investigate a bit about this and see if it is possible to present projects for those servers. Something like this would be a great conceptual and practical solution for the project.

The iMet Collection 2019 Challenge Dataset

“Existing computer vision technologies in artwork recognition focus mainly on instance retrieval or coarse-grained attribute classification. In this work, we present a novel dataset for fine-grained artwork attribute recognition. The images in the dataset are professional photographs of classic artworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and annotations are curated and verified by world-class museum experts. In addition, we also present the iMet Collection 2019 Challenge as part of the FGVC6 workshop. Through the competition, we aim to spur the enthusiasm of the fine-grained visual recognition research community and advance the state-of-the-art in digital curation of museum collections.”

The museum as a fine-grained visual categorisation dataset …

Read The iMet Collection 2019 Challenge Dataset by Chenyang Zhang, Christine Kaeser-Chen, Grace Vesom, Jennie Choi, Maria Kessler, Serge Belongie

Google Images view on Curating Social Media vs Curating Contemporary Art

Searching for “Curating Social Media” and “Curating Contemporary Art” leads to two different sets of images. Hard to find any intersection. Strategy, schemas, symbols, pie charts and diagrams versus white cube installation views documented with photographs (scrolling further down leads to famous curators and books).