database searches


Database Searches As Cultural Artifacts

a: Database searches ~
b: anthropological artifact

What: "This information represents, in aggregate form, a place holder for the intentions of humankind - a massive database of desires, needs, wants, and likes that can be discovered, supoenaed, archived, tracked, and exploited to all sorts of ends." This kind of exploration has been done before, but the amount of information currently available is much higher.

Writer: JBAT
Date: Jan 22 2012 11:13 AM

Green Venn Diagram

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.