What exactly is curation, other than the buzz word de jour? What is collaborative curation, other than something I tweeted for the first time during #Blogchat last Sunday.
Here’s how I see it, and please contribute if you have a better way of telling the curation, collaboration & context story.
A few weeks ago I took this image of a local buck, from the deck off my kitchen.
On its own it’s just one of many images I collect and file; we all collect lots of images; but that’s just “filing in categories” or maybe you prefer aggregation, another buzz word!
The day after I photographed the big buck, I saw my house guest jump up from his early morning cappuccino armed with his iPad, creeping out onto my rain-washed deck in his bare feet…….see below; it’s @Nickkellet in action!
The image of the buck now has context, and can be associated with or sequenced to the second or third image of Nick, to tell a story. A story which might be about why people photograph wildlife from their decks, or house guests who are distracted from their cappuccino by big bucks, or simply shooting wildlife with an iPad!
Check out the REAL story at the end of this post; Nick is co-founder of List.ly, a start up that understands collaborative curaton.
Next I share the story of Nick shooting the buck on paper.li, and that’s social sharing or social curation IMO, rather than collaborative curation. BTW, the team at paper.li were fabulous during the recent #Blogchat hosted by @mackcollier, check them out, I am.
How about Collaborative Curation?
This is my story: Three wildlife photographers in the field filming the same eagle nesting sequence?
Later cataloging this event taken through the lenses of three cameras, telling a story using all three points of view, putting the random film sequences into context “The Story of an Eagle Feeding it’s Young”?
This is just one way of illustrating “context” from my film making days. Context brings relevance and meaning.
On Pinterest we create collaborative “curation” boards where people share just about anything, even the images of wildlife taken from their deck. So far I am the only one posting and sharing on my Pinterest wildlife board, please join me and bring your wildlife!
On List.ly we collaborate (crowd source) by curating lists of things with contributors from around the globe adding thoughts, ideas with a similar or same contextual thread. It’s powered by real people, real feelings and real emotion and brings relevance.
Collaborative curation is where crowdsourcing meets curation!
On List.ly the opportunities for collaborative curation are only limited by your imagination. Check it out.
Are you engaging in collaborative curation on List.ly? Pinterest? Anywhere?
Special thanks to @problogger who is the inspiration for this post and who did an amazing distillation of curation in 140 during the chat?
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