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Am 21.01.2016 um 15:32 schrieb Ray Denenberg:
> mention in one post that meeting or conference as an event is a
> completely different resource, with a completely different URI, than
> the meeting/conference as an agent. Why is that not sufficient?
because they would be declared owl:sameAs then by the 90% of
people who would spot the different URIs and interpret them as
something which slipped cleanup?
BTW, museum people (notably curators) tend to think of events like
exhibitions in the lines of works in the broader sense of FRBR,
namely as a result of a targeted human efford. This conceptual,
curating work (of the curators and their unnamed collaborators)
is finished at the moment the exhibition opens its doors, i.e.
when the libarian's "event" starts. This work can have multiple
manifestations, e.g. when one exhibition goes "on tour" to
different museums after the initial event which usually includes
re-use of the original catalogues and materials. The similarities
to other events-as-works, like theater performances and concerts,
are quite obvious, I think, sometimes famous exhibitions are
even re-enacted or at least cited by other exhibitions...
Even librarians have trouble to follow the fiction of an
exhibition catalogue being "authored" by the event-as-agent
*because* it is allegedly expressing the "collective thought"
of the masses attending the exhibition. And if one thinks
of it, an event-as-work also "expressed" in paper form as
a catalogue and in a newsclip for the local TV station and
exploited further and reduced to merchandising material is
quite close to how things are organized in reality...
So we have man-made events and others which are not man-made,
or man-made events following a more or less strict plan or at
least having been initiated on purpose and others which "just
happened" - there is not much we can preclude them to be and
indeed some could behave (or be considered) agent-like and others
work-like. Some events cannot be restricted spatially (there
once was a famous happening in a newspaper, i.e. the issue
in question was the happening, and others perhaps not temporal
(A performance of John Cage's "As SLow aS Possible“ started
in Halberstadt in 2000 an is expected to be finished in the
year 2639) so IMHO external, "conceptional" attributions like
"form" or "purpose" are constitutional for most events, not
their spatio-temporal confinement.
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