Beta testers wanted for New Public Art Documenter Mobile App
Will you try this mobile app if just once? It’s called “EpiCollect,” and it’s for data collection; EpiCollect was designed for people to create their own projects to collect data on whatever they’re interested in. The app works on both Android and iPhone platforms. I don’t have a link to the app, you have search for it in the Android Marketplace or on iTunes.
With EpiCollect I’ve created a project that allows anyone in the world to document public art, and then share it on the project web page. This project is called “PublicArtDocumenter,” and it’s an outgrowth of our efforts with WikiProject Public Art. There are just a few entries so far, but you can check em out here:
Your efforts will allow us to continue developing new technological applications around documenting public artworks on a global scale. The data you create will help in making a highly accurate Wikipedia page.
It’s not a very slick application and it’s a little buggy (I’ve had it crash a few times), but hey, it’s free. And its Open Source. Check out the instructions on how to use it.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll have to enter your e-mail address and “load” the project in the Settings section (type “PublicArtDocumenter” just like that with the capital letters).
Tyler Green works the middle ground on a possible wager between the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art.
I say enough of betting paintings, though. Let’s get serious this year and see them wager a sculpture! After recently visiting MAM, I know they have a nice Judd, Tara Donovan, and Oldenburg that could go.
And how could CMA not lend a Warhol?
Here’s another idea: how about each lending a Sol LeWitt or similar work that is installed by instructions only?
Anyway, it’s not going to matter because the Packers are going to destroy the Stillers!
“In quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states by precise inequalities that certain pairs of physical properties, such as position and momentum, cannot be simultaneously known to arbitrarily high precision. That is, the more precisely one property is measured, the less precisely the other can be measured.”—
I guest blog for the National Council on Public History sponsored site Off the Wall. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share my thoughts on Wikipedia & the history world… they’ve been rattling around in my brain for awhile now!
The deadline is Friday to submit your proposal to live on the Island. Here’s hoping we get some really good ones! For some more background on the project, you can read my interview with Andrea on Art21’s Blog.
Jonathan Munar breaks down the analytics for Art21’s Blog, and I learn that I nearly cracked the top 10. Next year, I swear I’ll crack it! I’ve got some big things in store for my column, No Preservatives in 2011.