Curation - A View from The Future: Ross Dawson

June 18, 2012 Robin Good

What is curation? Does it really help or is it adding more noise to the soundwave of information already coming at us? Where do you draw the line between social sharing, personal expression and true curation? Is there one?

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Photo credit: Ross Dawson

A few weeks back I have had the opportunity to catch futurist Ross Dawson, passing through Rome in between two events, and I kindly asked him if he would be willing to answer a few questions in front of my video camera.

Ross promptly accepted and here is the first part of this video interview with him.

In it I ask him:

a) what he suggests to people who want to "make sense of the world", when bombarded by such large amounts of information. How do you make sense of how things are?

b) What is "curation"?

c) Is there any difference between personal, serendipitous social sharing and content curation?

d) What is the key discriminator between the two?

Here the clips of my four questions to Ross Dawson alongside with a full English text transcription of each one. Enjoy.

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