Collecting Knowledge: Narrative Tapestries and Database Substrates
By: Jonah Bossewitch
Published: 12/2005
Uploaded: 01/02/2007
Uploaded by: Jonah Bossewitch
Tags: Broughton, Essay, folksonomy, Manovich, tagging, web20

Description/Abstract: An examination of Web 2.0 using Manovich’s Langauge of New Media, and an interpretation of folksonomies within the context of the narrative-database dichotomy. This inquiry looks at tagging as a mechanism for constructing narratives from databases, and relates narratives to knowledge construction and representation. Educational curricular activities involving tagging will also be considered.