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Today is the 141st day of the year

Frank Zappa once said:

We live in a very special time right now. At no other time in history has there been such mass disillusionment in terms of reliance on governing functions. Most people don't want to come to terms with that. It's been proven over and over again that the emperor isn't wearing any clothes, but most people don't like to look at naked emperors. In the process of turning around to avert their eyes, they saw the discotheques and a few other things and latched onto them.


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,