Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer…

Last week, early web folklorist, OG net artist, and friend of Rhizome, Olia Lialina wrote a post that dug at Art.sy for how severely their image processing system had mangled an image of her piece My Boyfriend Came Back From The War. Despite (for the lulz) comparing the problem to the recent destruction of a 19th […]

Media Archeology: The VODER

I wrote a piece for Rhizome about an object that is currently on display at the New Museum for the Ghosts in the Machine exhibition: Homer Dudley’s VODER. It’s a really fantastic piece of history that arguably ushered in the modern era of speech synthesis, and influenced culture in some very significant ways. Here’s the full article, […]

Storify Is Bad For Preservation

tl;dr: Storify is not a Twitter archiving tool, but it easily could be. After the great conversation at #ArtsTech on 6/13, I collected tweets from the evening [see them here] using Storify. It was the first time I’d ever used it. My takeaway echoes most people who have used Storify: fantastic. However: there is one major gap […]

ArtsTech: Digital Conservation

Tonight @eyebeamnyc-#ArtsTech: Digital Conservation and Archiving, ft. EAI’s Media Art Collection Manager Desiree Leary http://www.meetup.com/Arts-Culture-and-Technology/events/67451062/ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email EAI Wed, Jun 13 2012 10:48:00 ReplyRetweet 0 likes  ·  0 comments #artstech http://pic.twitter.com/Ba8sh9dw Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on […]

Keyboard Archeology

I came across an interesting question on twitter a few days ago that sent me spiraling into a brief bout of research. Via Matthew Kirschenbaum, Matt Schneider posed the question of when the greater than (>) and less than (<) symbols first appeared on keyboards. I managed to come up with two contenders.     Above […]

Interview on the LOC’s Digital Preservation Blog

Trevor Owens of NDIIP and the Library of Congress recently interviewed me for The Signal about Rhizome & the ArtBase. Here’s a bit where he asks what exactly my title (digital conservator) means: >>  full interview here Trevor: I don’t think there are many people out there with the title of digital conservator. Could you tell us […]

An Incomplete Introduction to Digital Preservation

Here are slides from a presentation I gave last night, providing an introduction to some basic digital preservation concepts. I focused on the Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification criteria, Archivematica as a manifestation of the OAIS model, some historic examples, and recent projects in web based emulation of obsolete systems. Nothing new here for practitioners, […]