[artinfo] Electronic Media Group: preservation of electronic art

Hannah Frost hfrost at STANFORD.EDU
Tue May 18 14:19:46 CEST 2004

The Electronic Media Group
2004 meeting

Held in conjunction with
the 32nd annual meeting of the
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

Hilton Portland and Executive Towers
Portland, Oregon
June 9-14, 2004

Complete program and registration information is now available:

To obtain registration forms, download the conference brochure:

2004 Program Description
Is progress being made in addressing the many preservation challenges posed
by technology-driven cultural materials? EMG kicks off its special 2004
program, funded with a grant from the National Center for Preservation
Training and Technology, to answer this question by focusing on the latest
efforts underway. Participants will present case studies and other examples
of methods applied and strategies devised to extend the life of electronic
art, multimedia, audiovisual materials, computer and video games, and other
interactive works and environments.

Highlights of the program include:
    * Results of the use of emulation in the preservation of electronic
works in danger of loss due to technology obsolescence
    * Collecting, documenting and caring for electronic equipment as
cultural artifacts and as tools of artists and other innovators
    * Case studies from InterPARES 2, an international research initiative
focused on works produced in experiential, dynamic and interactive
    * The development of standards of care in electronic art conservation
    * The use of digital technology to overcome obstacles in playing back
historic audio formats
    * Digitizing analog video for preservation in a research library
context: methodologies and costs

Speakers include:

  - Howard Besser, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, New
York University
  - Alain Depocas, Centre for Research and Documentation, Daniel Langlois
Foundation (Canada)
  - Luciana Duranti, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies,
University of British Columbia (Canada)
  - Vitaliy Fadeyev and Carl Haber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  - Sally Hubbard, Getty Research Institute
  - Mona Jimenez, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, New York
  - Caitlin Jones, Variable Media Network and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  - Pip Laurenson, Tate (UK)
  - Henry Lowood, Stanford University Libraries
  - Jerome McDonough, New York University Libraries
  - Beth Richwine, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  - Richard Rinehart, Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
  - Paul Wheatley, University of Leeds (UK)

This meeting is planned in collaboration with Independent Media Arts
Preservation (IMAP). Together EMG and IMAP are working to spread the word
about the latest news in electronic media preservation. With support from
the Rockefeller Foundation, the proceedings of the EMG 2004 sessions will
be published online for the benefit of IMAP members, AIC members and the
general public alike.


Reception and Business Meeting
BridgePort Brewing Company, 1313 N.W. Marshall Street, Portland
Sunday, June 13   6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ticket price: $15 (includes pizza, salad, and non-alcoholic beverage)

After an afternoon of provocative presentations, join us at Oregon's oldest
craft brewery to enjoy dinner and refreshments with fellow attendees and
the program speakers. Housed in a building named on the National Register
of Historic Places, the BridgePort Brewing Co. is located in Portland's
Pearl District, an area of art galleries, warehouses, and restaurants. It
is a 15-minute walk or a short, free trolley ride from the hotel.

For complete EMG program information, including registration rates,
presentation abstracts, and information about other EMG events, visit the
EMG Web site: http://aic.stanford.edu/sg/emg/portland2004.html

To obtain registration forms and to find out more about the AIC meeting,
download the conference brochure from

EMG's Partners in 2004

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training: The EMG 2004
sessions were made possible with a grant from NCPTT, an arm of the National
Park Service that provides funding for preservation and conservation
training, technology, and research. EMG is deeply grateful to NCPTT for its
renewed support of EMG's activities.

Independent Media Arts Preservation: IMAP is teaming up with EMG to spread
the word about the latest news in electronic media preservation. With
support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the proceedings of the EMG 2004
sessions will be published online for the benefit of IMAP members, AIC
members, and the general public alike. IMAP is a service, education, and
advocacy consortium representing non-profit organizations, artists and
producers who are concerned with saving collections of independent,
non-commercial media.

What is EMG?

Electronic Media Group, a specialty group of the American Institute for
Conservation, meets annually to share information on the preservation of
electronic art, electronic-based cultural materials and tools of its
creation, as well as to provide a means for conservators and related
professionals to develop and to maintain knowledge of relevant new media
and emerging technologies. Now in its 6th year, EMG has an international
membership committed to resolving some of the newest challenges facing
cultural heritage institutions today.

See you in Portland!

Hannah Frost
Program Chair, Electronic Media Group
Hannah Frost
Media Preservation Librarian
Stanford University Libraries

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E: hfrost at stanford.edu

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