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NE5T is an online platform for effective knowledge art management in a complex environment of art market. You can think of NEST as a web enabled system for the management of art and exchange of concepts, platform where galleries, artists, curators and researchers can present work, enter into collaborative media experiments, and play with the meaning of media objects. The portal has advanced tools that serve to search and visualize direct and latent relations between people, groups, events, projects, places, institutions and fields of art and culture. These relations are presented and visualized by labeled multi-graphs. Therefore we have different types of links, what permits to build hierarchies and semantics. Graphs are in our approach very important, because they provide a precise method of representing relations between objects from database as well as a manual, flexible interface for users. The software allows for example to track the actions of chosen artists or groups, map their concepts and artworks and events which they participated and to find automatically relations with galleries, institutions, art spaces, that are not visible at the first sight.
NEST is a toolkit to explore data, track events, find patterns, and build risk profiles, all in an effort to encourage and motivate action. We like to think of it as a Citizen’s Intelligence Agency, giving people similar tools and technologies to those held by their government.
Extensible model of data
Central to NE5T is its extensible model of data: everything in its system is either an entity or a link -- a thing or a relationship. This allows the system to grow in any direction, and accommodate as-yet unimagined institutions, organizations, or threats.
The platform is presented as a portal where are applied innovative tools that allows a cooperation in the domain of cultural and social exchanges. The portal allows a cooperation between users: communication, creation of groups and subgroups as well as work on common projects. There are also tools that show activity and information transfer between users.
The portability consists on adjusting our portal possibilities to the individual needs of galleries and institutions. Different galleries may have different types of data, different needs and aims. We propose portlets that can be adjusted to the individual needs of galleries. It is possible to integrate portal with a database of other institutions.
An advanced search engine permits a fast, effective and very precise finding of information concerning art creators, their activity and relation with other groups, events and domains. The portal provides an analytic software to automatic finding of direct and latent relations between people, groups, events, places, institutions etc. The software allows for example to track the actions of chosen artists or groups, map their concepts and artworks and events which they participated and to find automatically relations with galleries, institutions, art spaces, that are not visible at the first sight. Please see more NEST1.3.pdf
GenesisCounterterrorism programs Los Alamos and The DARPA program like TIA. TIAa prototype system to provide tools to better detect, classify, and identify potential foreign terrorists with the goal to increase the probability that authorized agencies of the United States could preempt adverse actions.It will link items relating potential terrorist groups or scenarios, and learn patterns of different groups or scenarios to identify new organizations or emerging threats.Analyzing Entities is the ability to search, identify, match, and research entities across aliases and other obfuscating events and tactics.
AccessTo work with Graph, to make contributions you will need to register as a user, or as we say, as an NUser (N here can mean Nest, Nest of concepts, Nest of galleries, artists and specialists etc). You are an NUser if you were accepted by any member of NEST Council. If you have agreement from NEST Council you become a NUser simply by registering and giving yourself a Handle, like you would do when signing in for an e- mail account. The details that you write about yourself create an NUser Profile - where visitors and other NUsers can find out what you want people to know about yourself. As your participation in NEST grows, this page will also feature links to the Projects and experiments that you initiate or contribute to. Becoming an NUser gives you access to certain other privileges as well. You get regular updates on what is new in NEST. If you are going to get access and test NE5T please use following mail: nestcouncil at fundamental dot art dot pl
ARCO Art Fair Madrid, February 11 – 16, 2009
TeamFundamental Research Lab
head of the project: Robert B. Lisek
coding: Robert B. Lisek, Szczepan Kuzniarz, Rafal Kozlowski, Piotr Mlodzianko, Krzysztof Lukasik
contact: lisek at fundamental dot art dot pl