Being able to search and browse art using tags is fantastic, you can get from A to B via XYZ in a nice, organic route. It’d be even more amazing to be able to create collections of all the art featuring horses/kittens/trees, with one click.
The problem is most art is not categorised at all, or categorised extremely precisely and uniquely. Somewhere in between, based on a simple scheme would be ideal, so we thought we’d try something new.
We’re pleased to open the doors to Carataggio, our crowd sourced tagging system. We’ve tried to make it less of a chore and have integrated it with Facebook so you can compete against your friends to tag images.
How to use
Each round contains 21 images, picked at random from the hundreds of thousands in the Artfinder system. We have a number of boxes, each labelled with a theme or subject. You can place each of the pictures into one of the boxes.
There are no wrong answers, so if an image could match more than one category, just put it one box, that’s ok. If you can’t see the image very well, hold it under the magnifying glass to get a better look.
We’re running Carataggio as a beta test for a while, learning how well it works and hoping to improve it, so apologies if it doesn’t work as planned. Any comments left here about your experiences would be very helpful, or user our feedback forum on Uservoice.
Invite your friends – it’s better with friends.
A few Terms and Conditions for competition entries:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ENTRANTS MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.
Open to all Facebook users, except where the laws or restrictions in the User’s territory forbid competitions of this kind.
The contest will run until midnight 24th August 2011.
3. HOW TO ENTER:
Users must tag artwork on the Carataggio website. Users must attempt to be accurate where possible. Tagged works are added to a high score table. A winner will be picked from the top scoring 10% of the table, at random.
The prize will be a new boxed iPad 2 or equivalent current model from Apple at the time of the competition close. We will endeavour to deliver it wherever it is legally possible.
5. NOTIFICATION OF WINNER:
The winner will be picked at random from all the top scoring 10% Facebook IDs on 24th August. The user will be contacted via their Facebook ID, using message and email where possible.
Users can only enter once (tracked by Facebook ID). If it becomes apparent that a participant is circumventing this condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’, multiple Facebook accounts or any other automated means, that person’s entries will be disqualified and any prize awarded to that participant will be withdrawn. No entrant may win more than one prize.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Artfinder and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for improving Tags on the Artfinder art catalogue and competition within this application.