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Today is the 268th day of the year
(so, only 97 more to go)

Frank Zappa once said:

I think that if a person doesn't feel cynical then they're out of phase with the 20th century. Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization, you can't just swallow it whole.


Current Interests

I think I am now firmly entrenched in the territory of Digital Humanities

I started out with an interest in the web, and software, which evolved into a more focused interest in web engineering, wondering whether web systems were different form other kinds of software. I never really found a satisfactory answer, for several reasons, and my research ideas disappeared onto the back burner for a while.

Over time, though, this idea has broadened a little. I have become interested in the issues surrounding curation, the sharing of memory online, and using tools to do it. This direction adds the engineering skills of my older thinking to new skills; my goal is to construct a framework to allow mediated memories to be able to be harvested via social media tools within the iki environment. As a part of this ongoing process, I have become involved with the Malta Music Memory Project (aka m3p), including wiki setup and configuration, to try and help some of this to happen,