It Takes a Village to Save a Hard Drive

In the final days of  the XFR STN exhibition at the New Museum, we encountered what was hands-down the most challenging born-digital recovery to have occured during the run of the exhibition. On August 30th, artist Phil Sanders arrived at the New Museum with an amalgam floppy disks, and two external hard disk drives. XFR STN […]

Authenticity is Relative

For those interested in video game preservation, I highly recommend giving the following article a careful read: “In Search of Scanlines: The Best CRT Monitor for Retro Gaming.” Considering the wave of acquisitions at MoMA my colleagues and I have been spending a whole lot of time thinking about how display hardware shapes the visual experience […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]