Category Archives: media

What is Digital Preservation?

As part of Born Digital 2016 the State Library of New South Wales has published a post on the best strategies and practices to preserve a Library’s collection digitally. Here’s a short extract: “Digital preservation can be defined as: The coordinated and ongoing set of processes and activities that ensure long-term, error-free storage of digital information, with […]

Should Prince’s Tweets Be in a Museum?

In an article in The Atlantic (5 July 2016), Sonia Weiser questions whether there is value in preserving records of artists’ and writers’ social media activity. She writes: “Archivists are figuring out which pieces of artists’ digital lives to preserve alongside letters, sketchbooks, and scribbled-on napkins”. “Should famous artists’ social-media profiles be saved? Archiving their digital […]

Memory units

“The memory-units of the past, mostly on paper, are increasingly replaced by dynamic, temporal forms of interim archiving in digital space. The transience of new archives, their ever shorter half-life, is their fate, their curse, and their opportunity.” From Wolfgang Ernst, ART OF THE ARCHIVE. The full text is available here. See also: Wolfgang Ernst, Digital […]

Future Feminist Archive

An initiative of  Contemporary Art and Feminism (CAF) Future Feminist Archive is a year-long project across the State of New South Wales, Australia, in which artists will engage with archives and collections of all kinds to create exhibitions, workshops, performances and publishing outcomes. The project will forge connections between diverse community histories and current ideas relating to feminism in response […]

Summer School: Archive Futures: Operations, Time Objects, Collectives

(We’ll forgive them for stealing our name!)   Archive Futures: Operations, Time Objects, Collectives Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies, 14 – 20 June 2015 Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) Location:              Germany Closing Date:      10 December 2014 Coordinators: Christoph Eggersglüß (Weimar), Mladen Gladic (Princeton)   The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – a collaboration between the Bauhaus-Universität […]

ARCHIVES 2.0: EMERGING RESEARCHER PANEL

Archives 2.0 – Saving the Past, Anticipating the Future is the title of an international conference that will take place at the National Media Museum (Bradford  – UK) on 25 and 26 of November 2014. Due the great amount of interesting proposals we’ve received, we have decided to organise a pre-conference event which will include three […]

It takes 4500 pages to analyse and archive one second of Twitter

From an article on http://www.fastcodesign.com/ “How best to physically archive our digital lives seems an insurmountable task, and previous attempts to do so–like this plan to print out Wikipedia as a 1-million-page book–downright quixotic. But Philip Adrian‘s #oneSecond benefits from a far more limited scope: printing out every message sent on Twitter at a given […]