Monday, March 08, 2010

Sample art collection viewed in Pivot

[UPDATE: I’ve turned this off for now – email me if you’d like to see it and I’ll turn it back on.]

I’ve created my first Pivot collection, which was surprisingly easy, and the results are quite good. I’ve uploaded it to an EC2 instance should anyone be interested. You’ll have to download / install the Pivot client from here - http://getpivot.com/download/ – after which you can browse my sample art collection here - http://79.125.7.206/sample_art_collection.cxml

(I won’t leave it up there forever, so it may not be available all the time.)

The collection is based on an art collection – I’ve downloaded all the photos from the 2009 Royal Collect of Art “Secret” exhibition (read about it here - http://dams.rca.ac.uk/res/sites/RCA_Secret – and then used a random set of artists (from the Wikipedia article on Young British Artists here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YBA). The acquisition dates are randomly distributed from 01/01/2000 to 28/12/2010, the valuations randomly distributed between $10,000 and $10,000,000 and the locations randomly distributed between London, NYC, Paris, Geneva and Sussex (as that’s where I was when I did it!)

See what you think…

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