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15/05/2010 - 31/12/2010 (tz: Europe/Amsterdam)

Shadow Search Project (SSP)

On May 15th 2010 from 14:00-16:30 Bangalore time we will be kicking off the Shadow Search Project (SSP) at CIS and via Skype.


Shadow Search Platform (SSP)

In October 2009 n.e.w.s. had organised an open call for proposals which looked at implementing the Shadow Search ideas, developing an algorithm that would find off-the-radar or stealth activities. The winner and 4 shortlisted proposals answered our initial query but also led to more questioning regarding the nature of search and its future potentials and well as pitfalls.

We are now working on developing the Shadow Search Platform (SSP), a platform for rapid prototypings and a fleamarket for shadowy search algorithms. It will also look at retrieval systems as filters. What we are planning to develop at this meeting is the backstory, the backend of what the concept of 'search' envelops. This search project (SSP) intends to go beyond interface design.

n.e.w.s. would like to continue with the second competition of the Shadow Search Platform(SSP) by putting forth an open call this summer with something that might be entitled ''(Re)search'. Now we have all this information how do we find what we are looking for?

Sunday, 22. November 2009 | 14:00 (tz: Europe/Amsterdam)

Experimental Economy Camp cont'd

Imagining “new social and economic contexts for art” Experimental Economy Camp cont'd at CIS will combine a hackathon, inviting more local people to get involved, with a 'camp' of presentations, live and via Skype. Discussing and brainstorming the Open Call and its greater context, this seminar brings together interested students, professionals, algorithm developers and n.e.w.s. contributors working to solve the Shadow Search conundrum.