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.
Date: Jan 22 2012 11:13 AM
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.