Curation : n. using acts of selecting and arranging to add value


'Why has curation become a buzzword? Why does it provoke as much eye rolling as enthusiasm? Once the preserve of a few specialists, curation is now applied to practically everything. Music festivals, shops and shopping malls, websites of all kinds, the news, TED conferences, venture capital portfolios, gala openings, dinner parties, music playlists, vacations, personal identities, fashion shows and wine lists all claim to be curated. Curation is ubiquitous.'

CURATION: THE POWER OF SELECTION IN A WORLD OF EXCESS is a book about why all this happened, what it means and what might happen to this once little used concept next.