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[Xmca-l] Re: XMCA home page?



How would you implement a "community garden" to support MCA and xmca, Huw?
Andy
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Huw Lloyd wrote:
Well I wrote a server-side library to achieve a broader version of that 5
years ago.  But that is peripheral to what Andy's question is about.

Huw

On 8 March 2015 at 21:34, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:

Ha! Huw, I was looking at another, much simpler way of doing a feed than
what Annalisa had shown (and I don't really know how I got there since it
doesn't seem to be included in Annalisa's email).

I was looking at a Quora page but I seem to recall that there are other
websites that will let you set up a page that will feed from other sites.
The idea being that you can set up a page and determine multiple other
sites that will feed to it (e.g., the XMCA home page, Andy's Vimeo page,
etc.). Seems like there was even a feature that you can set so that it will
regularly search the web and display new content that appears on the web
(e.g., you could set a search term for "cultural historical activity
theory" and there would be a section of the page that would display
everything that is recent on the web that relates to those search terms).

I know there is at least one site out there that can do this but I can't
recall what it was called (I learned of it from Mike Wesch who used it for
one of his classes).

Huw or anyone else, do you know what I'm talking about?

That was what I meant when I said that it would be minimal time to maintain
and could be set up by anyone with minimal cost.

But maybe that was all just a dream...
-greg



On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
wrote:

On 8 March 2015 at 18:40, <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:
[...]

.Anyway, it seems like it would be an easy thing to set up. And anyone
could do it, right?
So why not prototype it and see what works and what doesn't? And then
refine as needed.

It is easy only to the extent that anyone could use their spontaneous
notions of what is required.  If they are persistent and thorough they
will
end up with some conceptions regarding how certain mistakes might be
avoided.  If they reflected on that process with equal thoroughness, then
they might end up with some concepts with which to start the work all
over
again.

So, no, it isn't easy.  And it isn't actually cheap either.

Huw


Greg

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 7, 2015, at 10:43 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu>
wrote:
Hi Andy,

My apologies, I did not mean to sound suspicious, I sincerely thought
you both had something in mind.
The site you link to doesn't look like a garden to me. It looks like
a
regular website.
How about these links below?

The 1st site might be a drupal site, Drupal has something called
"drupal
planet" that will collect feeds, but I'm not sure how it works exactly.
[A feed assembly site might be more like a garden? Then there is no
need
for permissions, just program the newsfeed and it sucks in links from
various independent sites? Does wordpress do something like this?]
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th sites below are wordpress sites.

The 5th is site is using Open Journal.

Not sure what the 6th is, but I couldn't resist to see what a real
garden website might look like!  :)
http://www.knightfoundation.org/

http://www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2015/3/5/four-knight-fellows-how-community-shapes-creativity/
or
https://sweden.se/
https://sweden.se/society/gender-equality-in-sweden/
or
http://ilovetypography.com/
http://ilovetypography.com/2014/10/15/the-first-female-typographer/
or
http://www.clouds365.com/
http://www.clouds365.com/6-22-14/
or
http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/issue/view/13
http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/hau4.3.002

Of course, here is the bona fide garden site:

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/sustainability/

On that happy note...

Cheers,

Annalisa


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