Mediachain

An open data network for creative works

Denis Nazarov

@iiterature

Open access today

Reinventing the wheel

Open access today

Open data in silos

Open access today

Solution

Improving collaboration with a protocol for sharing media metadata

Mediachain = 

Content ID

Decentralized Database +

Decentralized Database

  • ​Anyone can participate
  • No central point of control or failure
  • One logical data space
  • Built on top of IPFS

Content ID

aec0be6b-8c6e-4ea2-b402-7ed7dc54fc15
Image Recognition
Global Identifier

Content ID

1. Collaboratively talk about the same work

Content ID

by: "Pablo Picasso"

-MoMA
title: "Pierrot"

-Tate
id: "d4648a5b-ce12-4b1c-98b8-f94dca764b75"

Content ID

2. Search with an image

Content ID

id: "d4648a5b-ce12-4b1c-98b8-f94dca764b75"
artist: "Pablo Picasso"
title: "Pierrot"
year: 1918
medium: "Oil on canvas"
dimensions: "92.7 x 73 cm"
object_number: "12.1952"
department: "Painting and Sculpture"

-Moma, Tate

Data Structure

Participants make Statements about a work

by: Pablo Picasso
title: Bull
year: 1958

-Love, MoMA

Statements

can be derived from existing metadata through Translators

Statements

signed with the participant's keypair

Statements

walked to form a complete picture

title: Horse and Barge,
artist: David Cox

-Tate
title: Horse and Barge,
artist: ???,
year: 1820

-MoMA
title: Horse and Barge,
artist: David Cox,
year: 1820

Chain

anyone can contribute, but untrusted statements discarded at read time

title: Horse and Barge,
artist: David Cox

-Tate
title: Horse and Barge,
artist: ???,
year: 1820

-MoMA
title: Horse and Barge,
artist: David Cox,
year: 1820
title: I Like Cheese

-Donald Trump

Tree

Network effect!

Some applications

Annotation

Surface metadata conflicts

Attribution and analytics

Open access before IIIF

Disparate silos

Open access with IIIF

Many independent spec-compliant API endpoints

Mediachain ❤ IIIF

Single data network with verified participants

Mediachain ❤ IIIF

  • Search across datasets
  • Global identifiers
  • Data collaboration
  • Content addressing
  • Attribution

Mediachain ❤ IIIF

Future: Serialize Mediachain data to be IIIF complatible

Future: Integrate IIIF viewers as clients to Mediachain

Infrastructure for simpler open access!

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We need data!

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Thank you!

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Mediachain

By Denis Nazarov

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