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The Resource Re-collection : art, new media, and social memory, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito

Re-collection : art, new media, and social memory, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito

Label
Re-collection : art, new media, and social memory
Title
Re-collection
Title remainder
art, new media, and social memory
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How will our increasingly digital civilization persist beyond our lifetimes? Audio and videotapes demagnetize; CDs delaminate; Internet art links to websites that no longer exist; Amiga software doesn't run on iMacs. In Re-collection, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito argue that the vulnerability of new media art illustrates a larger crisis for social memory. They describe a variable media approach to rescuing new media, distributed across producers and consumers who can choose appropriate strategies for each endangered work. New media art poses novel preservation and conservation dilemmas. Given the ephemerality of their mediums, software art, installation art, and interactive games may be heading to obsolescence and oblivion. Rinehart and Ippolito, both museum professionals, examine the preservation of new media art from both practical and theoretical perspectives, offering concrete examples that range from Nam June Paik to Danger Mouse. They investigate three threats to twenty-first-century creativity: technology, because much new media art depends on rapidly changing software or hardware; institutions, which may rely on preservation methods developed for older mediums; and law, which complicates access with intellectual property constraints such as copyright and licensing. Technology, institutions, and law, however, can be enlisted as allies rather than enemies of ephemeral artifacts and their preservation. The variable media approach that Rinehart and Ippolito propose asks to what extent works to be preserved might be medium-independent, translatable into new mediums when their original formats are obsolete
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rinehart, Richard
  • Ippolito, Jon,
Series statement
Leonardo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
New media art
Label
Re-collection : art, new media, and social memory, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The lost and the saved / Jon Ippolito -- New media and social memory / Richard Rinehart -- Technology. Death by technology / Jon Ippolito -- Variability machines / Richard Rinehart -- Metadata and the historic record / Richard Rinehart -- Institutions. Death by institution / Jon Ippolito -- The open museum / Richard Rinehart -- Generation emulation / Jon Ippolito -- Law. Death by law / Jon Ippolito -- Unreliable archivists / Jon Ippolito -- Variable organisms / Jon Ippolito -- Conclusion. Checking in / Richard Rinehart -- Only you can prevent the end of history / Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito
Control code
858975361
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780262027007
Lccn
2013031991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858975361
Label
Re-collection : art, new media, and social memory, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The lost and the saved / Jon Ippolito -- New media and social memory / Richard Rinehart -- Technology. Death by technology / Jon Ippolito -- Variability machines / Richard Rinehart -- Metadata and the historic record / Richard Rinehart -- Institutions. Death by institution / Jon Ippolito -- The open museum / Richard Rinehart -- Generation emulation / Jon Ippolito -- Law. Death by law / Jon Ippolito -- Unreliable archivists / Jon Ippolito -- Variable organisms / Jon Ippolito -- Conclusion. Checking in / Richard Rinehart -- Only you can prevent the end of history / Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito
Control code
858975361
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780262027007
Lccn
2013031991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858975361

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