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  • #6256

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    Content from some sections of this site is now being transferred to the new site. Most of this is currently in the 'About Lenkiewicz' section. Once it is on the new site, it will be removed from .org.Once things have settled down, I anticipate some restructuring of .org will be in order.

    #9166

    sartre
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    Content from some sections of this site is now being transferred to the new site. Most of this is currently in the 'About Lenkiewicz' section. Once it is on the new site, it will be removed from .org.Once things have settled down, I anticipate some restructuring of .org will be in order.

    Some questions and comments on the new site, Dave.1.

    #9167

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    Some questions and comments on the new site, Dave.

    Thanks sartre, lots of food for thought!

    The usefulness of wikis to an end-user lies in their cross-referencing capability.

    I have justed added some functionality to the site that will automatically convert predefined words/phrases into links to the main entry for that item.For example, it somebody adds new content that contains the term "Project !", that will automatically be converted into a link to the main entry for Project 1. If you take a look at the Biography page on the new site, you will see a couple of examples of this in operation.I am also looking at other ways to make it easier for contributors to point towards related content.

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    #9168

    007
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    It strikes me that the factual core of the 'About Lenkiewicz' content will evolve very little in Wiki form. A Project list is a Project list and Robert's notes are what they are. Similarly for contributions like Jason's essay on the library – is there a queue of people eager to write on that subject?However, what we don't hear about generally are people's response to Robert's work and his ideas. The Wiki could carry on Robert's work by recording the thoughts of readers (as opposed to sitters). One way to structure that would be to set up headers featuring some of Robert's interesting opinions on the nature of relationships and inviting people to comment on how those ideas strike them. There's no reason you couldn't round out the Addictive Behaviour project by inviting a 1,000 words on that subject, or indeed on any project.Threads like 'The Question of Space' should be also encouraged on the new site. How people read his paintings is quite fascinating.Although most people won't have access to new information about Robert or his work, what they are authorities on are their own recollections. I think it would be good to invite little 'portraits' of Robert by people who knew him. Wouldn't it be great if his students could do a short piece 'My First Lesson' or models 'Sitting for Lenkiewicz' or punters 'Owning a Print' or collectors 'Buying Pics from Robert', and what about 'Patrons Corner' or 'Robert: My Father'? If you make these headings, I think people will be encouraged to jump in. It might be amusing to have a voting system for such entries so that the best anecdotes are ranked and singled out for ease of access.All of this helps to build up a picture of the artist. Robert was all about the public response to his work and it would be a unique approach to a Wiki to try to maintain that.

    #9169

    gbl
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    Anyone know who wrote the 'The Final Betrayal of R O Lenkiewicz under 'Critiques and Reviews' in the Book Project? Sounds pretty damning!

    #9170

    sartre
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    As I see it, we either wait for TLF to do something like LBP (perhaps with more of the guarantees that you are looking for), or we just get on and do it ourselves now.

    Dave, let's go for it!Jack - I like your idea of gathering reactions to ROL's work and personal recollections/anecdotes. It's important to collect this information now before memories fade or people die. The idea of participating in a project after the artist's death is intriguing and something I imagine Robert Lenkiewicz would have approved of.Sorry this is so brief. I'm just about to go off on holiday and will hopefully write again in a fortnight. Unlike Christopher Raven I'll be doing my best to keep away from the Internet while I'm away.

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