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Mashups and Matters of Concern: Generative Approaches to Digital Collections

Whitelaw, Mitchell


This article discusses two practical experiments in remaking collections. Drifter (2016) and Succession (2014) build on the affordances of machine-readable collections and APIs to harvest large datasets from diverse sources, and show how these sources can be re-deployed to address complex spatiotemporal sites. These projects demonstrate the potential of a mashup-like generative approach based on sampling and recombination. Such approaches generate an expansive range of unforeseeable outcomes,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Open Library of the Humanities
DOI: 10.16995/olh.291
Access Rights: Open Access


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