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To curate or not to curate: digital curation in contemporary society

“Contemporary curating has become an absurdity,” declared David Balzer in The Guardian article “Reading Lists, outfits, even salads are curated – it’s absurd.” While the title and the opening pronouncement of the article leaves no doubt as to what the author’s verdict is on digital content curation, the article goes on to examine the relationship between “curationism” and the concept of “value performance” by tracing the history of curation from its conception in ancient Rome, its professionalization in major art institutions to its present day appropriation by pop culture and the internet masses. 846 more words

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