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Today is the 351st day of the year
(so, only 14 more to go)

On this day in: 1843

Frank Zappa once said:

The essence of Christianity is told to us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the Tree of Knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions.


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,