We were aware that our work would produce a large volume of research data in multiple formats: Video, Audio, Spreadsheets, Photos and Maps. The goal was to create a Repository, and follow a Systematic Process of Creation and Storage such that researchers, artists, experts and Malleshwaram enthusiasts could easily contribute and access our work while in project progress as well as to build on in the future.
Towards our documentation goals we currently are leveraging Google Drive to form the base holdings for Online Repository. All files follow a uniform naming convention: Mvm Calling_Name of Contributor_Type of Contribution_Date. For example: Mvm Calling_Talgery_Film_061115.mov. The files are stored in relevant sub-folders that represent our Repository Structure. Our Online Repository contains compressed photos, edited short online films hosted on a dedicated Malleshwaram Calling Youtube Channel, process documents, data sheets and reports
Our Local Repository – a 1TB hard drive, contains raw video footage, edited internet videos, raw audio files, edited audio files and detailed uncompressed photos capturing our work in progress and in final form. Both Repositories follow the same structure.
Screen Capture of Mvm Calling Project Repository on Google Drive
Through this website, Malleshwaram.in, we capture the key aspects of the project such that viewers can understand the whys, wherefores and whose associated with it.
We are considering adding a wiki feature to enable others to contribute to the project in an on-going manner, as well as enable moderated researchers and artists to access all the data and documentation of the project with ease online
We hosted a small exhibition and evening get-together at Jaaga DNA’s studio space in Malleshwaram to mark the end of the project and to thank the community, funders, partners and crew that made this project possible. The exhibition enabled visitors to understand the background research and process that this project entailed. We also presented the phone as a stand-alone piece, so that visitors could access the outcome of the project, as a real time simulation of the installation.
From Top: Detail of Exhibition | Visitors in Discussion | B. G. Talgery Watches a Film from his Interview