Friday, October 14, 2005

UK conference on "web 2.0"

d.Construct 2005 is Europe’s first grassroots Web 2.0 conference. It is an affordable, one-day event aimed at those building the latest generation of web-based applications. The event will discuss how new technology is transforming the web from a document delivery system to an application platform.
Brighton, UK, 11 November

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Raiding the 20th century — the history of cut up

On January 18th 2004, Strictly Kev [part of the DJ Food collective] premiered the original 'Raiding The 20th Century' on XFM's The Remix show in London. It was a 40 minute attempt to catalogue the history of cut up music — be it avant garde tape manipulation, turntable megamixes or bastard pop mash ups. It rapidly spread throughout the web and managed to cause a full scale server crash on when they hosted it due to the volume of net traffic.
After having read Paul Morley's recent book Words & Music, Kev decided to expand his idea and involve the voice of Morley himself to make a more definitive document on cut up music. The result: a 40 minute long caleidoscopic, fragmented, serendipitous journey back in time...
This newly expanded version, released a year to the day after the original airing, is an attempt to map the sonic boundaries of the pop music of the 20th century, and — as a consequence — also a sort of summary of the entire cut-up/remix/mash up music movement.

read more, and download the mix, at ubuweb or musicbear

Sunday, October 02, 2005

web 2.0

Tim O'Reilly on the concept of "web 2.0":
Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an "architecture of participation," and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.
web 1.0web 2.0
DoubleClick——→Google AdSense
Britannica Online——→Wikipedia
personal websites——→blogging
evite——→ and EVDB
domain name speculation——→search engine optimization
page views——→cost per click
screen scraping——→web services
content management systems——→wikis
directories (taxonomy)——→tagging ("folksonomy")

What Is Web 2.0 by Tim O'Reilly — Defining just what "web 2.0" means (the term was first coined at a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and MediaLive International, which also spawned the Web 2.0 Conference), still engenders much disagreement. Some decry it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, while others have accepted it as the new conventional wisdom. Tim O'Reilly attempts to clarify just what we meant by web 2.0, digging into what it means to view the web as a platform and which applications fall squarely under its purview, and which do not.
see here for longer description of web 2.0