An Invitation to Collaborative Knowledge Building
This is a call for collaboration in the design of a standard (in the dynamic sense of the word) digital art ontology. If you are interested in issues of how concepts in media art intermap with neighbor or upper structured knowledge domains, then please contribute your expertise toward what is intended to be a (re)useable knowledge base resource for our community. Knowledge domain experts must contribute toward knowledge organization efforts (digital libraries, semantic web, concept representation and navigation) in their field. Now is the time; its either specify or be specified.
DAO is an open ontology initiative. We plan to focus both on the methods for online collaborative ontology building, as well as our content goal the creation, maintenance and extension of an online dynamic media arts knowledge base. The DAO project is to be a resource for the standard upper (SUO) and middle ontology efforts that are underway. Knowledge domain specification is an extremely challenging undertaking, especially in such an encompassing and dynamic field as digital media arts. Thus, we are seeking varied perspectives, multiple levels of participation (obsessed ontologists, lucid lurkers, devout developers), multi-lingual vocabularies (how do you translate
technoetic into Chinese), and interdisciplinary talents (computer music/literature/art, acoustics/optics/dsp, theoretical, semiotic, ontological, eye/ear, consciousness, cybernetics, etc.).
When you visit our portal at http://dao.cim3.net, you have the option of going to the wiki or the the dao-forum listserv (subscribe), both of which await your involvement were just beginning.
Hope to hear from you.
Dr. Kenneth Fields
Professor Media Arts/Computer Music
CEMC – China Center for Electronic Music
Central Conservatory of Music
43 BaoJia Street
Beijing, China, 100031
Digital Media Lab
Central Academy of Fine Arts
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