[artinfo] Digital Art Ontology

Kenneth Fields ken at ccom.edu.cn
Tue Feb 10 01:11:13 CET 2004

DAO: Digital Art Ontology Project

An Invitation to Collaborative Knowledge Building  (Please Distribute)

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; it's 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 / we're just beginning.

Hope to hear from you.

Principle Inquirist :
Dr. Kenneth Fields
Professor Media Arts/Computer Music
CEMC - China Center for Electronic Music
Central Conservatory of Music
43 BaoJia Street
XiCheng District
Beijing, China, 100031

Digital Media Lab
Central Academy of Fine Arts
Beijing, China

Email: ken at ccom.edu.cn URL: http://cemc.ccom.edu.cn

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