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18/04/2011 - 18/04/2011 (tz: Europe/Amsterdam)

Test drive of Narcissus and (Re)search

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CIS (Centre for Internet and Society) hosts an interesting line-up on the 31st of March with the test drive of the Narcissus algorithm and further (Re)search. Last year, n.e.w.s. organized an open call: Shadow Search, which was looking for a specific algorithm. In particular this search engine would allow prospectors in the world of information and databases to discover ‘shadow art activities’ that are partially hidden, off-the-radar, stealthy. Last year a jury gathered at CIS to evaluate the 5 entries and after much deliberation, a winner was chosen, 'Narcissus', by Phil Jones and Aharon Amir. This algorithm is now being launched at CIS on March 31, 2011.

The corpus of objects being tested by the Narcissus search engine is the data uploaded from the students from the Dutch Art Institute, Srishti School of Art, Design, Technology, Shantiniketan and CKP for 'Space the Final Frontier'. The past three weeks the students have been indexing the shadow worlds of Bangalore with various art projects, which were physically exhibited at CKP on March 17th, 2011. The Shadow Search Platform (SSP) will continue at the Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA) at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology this year as a full-time project, in which various aspects of art-related activities as well as their visibility, searchability and accessibility will be investigated by participants and visiting faculty.

 
15/05/2010 - 31/12/2010 (tz: Europe/Amsterdam)

Shadow Search Project (SSP)

On May 15th 2010 from 14:00-16:30 Bangalore time we will be kicking off the Shadow Search Project (SSP) at CIS and via Skype.

 

Shadow Search Platform (SSP)

In October 2009 n.e.w.s. had organised an open call for proposals http://northeastwestsouth.net/node/392 which looked at implementing the Shadow Search ideas http://northeastwestsouth.net/node/395, developing an algorithm that would find off-the-radar or stealth activities. The winner and 4 shortlisted proposals answered our initial query but also led to more questioning regarding the nature of search and its future potentials and well as pitfalls.

We are now working on developing the Shadow Search Platform (SSP), a platform for rapid prototypings and a fleamarket for shadowy search algorithms. It will also look at retrieval systems as filters. What we are planning to develop at this meeting is the backstory, the backend of what the concept of 'search' envelops. This search project (SSP) intends to go beyond interface design.

n.e.w.s. would like to continue with the second competition of the Shadow Search Platform(SSP) by putting forth an open call this summer with something that might be entitled ''(Re)search'. Now we have all this information how do we find what we are looking for?