This design contest asks you to illustrate the concept of “derivative work” or “information reuse.” Imagine that someone else has used your ideas. Can you show how much of the downstream document depends on your upstream contributions? How much depends on 3rd party contributions?
EXAMPLES: computer code that reuses others’ modules, a contract that reuses contract clauses, a consulting project that reuses prior consulting documents, or patent applications that build on prior patents.
The initial concept should apply to reused TEXT. Future conceptualizations could apply to design or music or video.
Two example illustrations are provided. One shows two clusters of a few dozen documents. Disconnected clusters have no overlap. Darker green shows more original sources. The other just shows inheritance.
Be creative! Feel free to propose something really cool and interesting. Don’t be bound by these two starting visuals.
• Show the genealogy of ideas/text that are reused in successive generations.
• Should scale from 2 to 20 to 200 to 200,000 or more documents. Must scale naturally say via clustering or abstraction. [Note: this means you might need to show 1-3 illustrations.]
• Nodes (or other representations) should show quantity of content. Another view can show who are the important or original authors.
• Show proportion of new vs reused content
• Directed graph, it should be clear which document inherits from which one
• Be able to trace YOUR contributions (or any 3rd party) in the mass of documents.
• This will need to be programmed. Graph elements will need to have meaning that can be calculated from a corpus of documents.
• Interactive - navigate to and expand clusters [obviously a single design can’t be interactive but it will need to be once it is programmed after this design contest]
We are committed to buying at least one set of designs. We might buy other really great designs that are beautiful, novel, and informative. If you have really neat ideas we haven’t considered, we are happy to entertain them.