about context: [ the project ]
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      > information on arts, science, technology, and their intersections
context etymology:
> parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning
> the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs
> environment, setting
> about the project 1.0
initiatives for a new cultural context

the *context project* is a series of intiatives which aims to appropriate and disseminate the emerging culture as a new 'art de vivre.'

the networked digital information and apps are the contemporary cultural artifacts, the shared ground for a transdisciplinar culture. One that overcome science culture and art culture clash.

the concept of *context* is a net driven research and development of this new cultural context, the emerging digital culture. in particular, designing the framework and the processes for human experiences that contribute to shaping the next generation of pervasive technologies, the digital environment of contextualized information and services.

initiatives emerge from the core activity developed through *context weblog*, an innovative news site; a log of our times, a weblog of emerging culture. a site that everyone can access, a multilingual site, involved in shaping the network society.

context weblog acts as a filter and context provider, track technological culture and offer digest of news on art, science and technology, and their intersections. the info capsules link to the original sources, adopt a transdisciplinary approach and face contradictory paradygms. this activity identify *context* in the net as a hub node about emerging culture.

*context* explore and work in the implementation of "semantic web" vision (in the form of news available as text for people and at same time as XML document for computers), and of the new internet paradigm, "peer-to-peer" (with the content's exchange between sites, through rss -an XML based format-).

*context* work with media independent XML encoding for content (based in interoperability new standards), to provide materials for book and e-book, media and new media, hybrid spaces and events.

*context* project model to raise funding for their initiatives are grants from foundations, by content syndication and with sponsoring.

josep saldaña cavallé
revision 1.0, january 2001

> see about context 2.0 [version may 2002]
> information on context's features and principles in the *faq section of this web
> overview of context weblog in *sitemap


intellectual property online : : work-in-progress
copyleft | free art license | [cc] counter-copyright campaign

> process

since january, 1 2002

prerelease :: january > december 2001 :: syndication
since jan, 01 -new year- until dec, 31 -last day 2001-

beta :: september > december 2000 :: prototype
since sept, 22 -fall equinox- until dec, 21 -winter solstice-

alpha :: june > september 2000 :: concept
since june, 21 -summer solstice- until sept, 22 -fall equinox-

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     "active, informed citizen participation is the key to shaping the network society. a new "public sphere" is required." seattle statement
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