contribute to a more coherent understanding of an artist’s legacy
The panOpticon Information Management System enables provenance researchers to collect, analyze, document, and curate all known data around the artworks of an individual artist and make them useful for others to discover, retrieve, interpret, and reuse.
In addition, investigators are able to create primary, secondary, and supplementary metadata, as well as reports, commentaries, essays, and links to internal and external resources. Our system provides ample space to manage digital assets and research notes, while it automatically maintains timestamps and searchable revision histories.
The design challenge for panOpticon is not to simply control the self-organizing process, as some tools attempt to do, but to facilitate the emergence of higher-level outcomes e.g., more coherent understanding, accountability, access control, communication, and exchange of information.
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