Against Metadata

Twisting time and space to explore the unknown

Robert M Ochshorn

Using case studies of documentary film, Freedom of Information Law document dumps, soundbanks, and a hacker conference, I will demonstrate experiments and results of several years developing open source tools to reorient the idea of documentary around its documents. This is in opposition to a tendancy towards textual and machine-readable metadata, which unduly constrain our wonder, perception, and ability to navigate ambiguous and unknown material.

Related

Download

Embed

Share:

Tags