Days 1& 2: Brainstorming sessions

By July 3, 2016Blog

Day 1: The team members get to know each other and present the first ideas in reference to their personal background.

Day 2: the team splits in two groups in order to compare the ideas defined the first day. The outcome of both groups are later compared and discussed in order to reach a more tangible approach of the project’s problematics, strong points and weak points. A final result is then consolidated in order to be discussed anew in the 3rd day’s meetings with the National Archive and Nenad Sebek.

Resulting approach:

Binary interface 0-1/yes-no, with upload/download architecture which allows for a crowd/cloud approach. This then allows for a consensus-based selection method which forms the basis of how the archive grows within a speculative framework. It also allows for streamlining the archive, culling unnecessary and corrupted images. This aims to provide clarity and an alternative approach to accessing and interpreting historical events and the objects responsible for these events occurring and also to allow any users the ability to form their own opinions and conclusions on the significance of the objects, the events, the people and the stories related to these events. Images and history are speculative and subjective. Events and histories are determined and concrete.


  •  Scrape objects (not events) – images of objects/image objects then allow upload from the crowd.
  • Database these group according to image based machine learning and text based metadata


  • Events –scraped from the cloud then upload crowd
  • One can only decide on the importance of the image objects, not the event*
  • Databased according to metadata and associated images from even page and image based machine learning…+ url association?

LAYER 3                                       

  • Personal stories – linked to object and events (No metadata therefore no rendering through database so the stories remain humanized = bringing the human back to the post-human archive structure.)
  • Stories are anonymous. This allows the focus to be in the image objects/ matter and caused the human subjectivity relating to these to disappear into a post-human/ post-digital stage. The humanism returns through the wave of the stories, connects with the subjectivity of the end-user. And ow these objects, artifacts, events and stories become embedded in the creation of ones’ own subjective memory and subsequent constructed histories.