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When Art Conservation Means Repairing TVs, Not Canvases / By Jaime Joyce /// #mediaart #artsci

When Art Conservation Means Repairing TVs, Not Canvases / By Jaime Joyce /// #mediaart #artsci | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
After triggering a pop of electricity by touching a screwdriver to metal in a disassembled cathode ray tube monitor, Chi-Tien Lui issued a warning to visitors gathered in his cluttered workshop on a recent Friday morning. “That voltage doesn’t kill you,” he said. “But it really hurts you.”

For the record, Mr. Lui, 75, was unharmed. He carried on with his lesson about how to remove a circuit board, then opened it up to hands-on participation. The students in his shop, CTL Electronics, in TriBeCa, were from an art conservation program at New York University. They were studying electronic art, including works by the pioneering Korean-born artist Nam June Paik, and their professor had arranged a half-day session with Mr. Lui, a technician with whom Mr. Paik had a long association
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Nos ordinateurs ont-ils la mémoire courte ? | ARTE #documentaire #obsolescence

Nos ordinateurs ont-ils la mémoire courte ? | ARTE #documentaire #obsolescence | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Sombre menace sur le numérique : nos supports sont fragiles, nos données informatiques en danger. Ce documentaire explore les alternatives pour éviter à notre époque de perdre la mémoire.


De récentes recherches ont démontré que les CD et autres disques durs s'avéraient largement moins fiables pour la sauvegarde des informations que la pierre (dont la durée de vie est estimée à 10 000 ans), les parchemins (1 000 ans) ou la pellicule (100 ans). Plus fragile et instable, le matériel informatique fait courir à terme un danger pour nos données les plus essentielles. Par exemple, comment s’assurer que la localisation des déchets nucléaires sera toujours bien connue dans 500 ans ? En faisant le pari du tout-numérique, notre société s'est-elle trompée ? Le stockage infini de nos données et la sécurité de leur conservation, préceptes de base de notre croyance technologique, ont été surévalués par les fabricants. Aussi paradoxal que cela paraisse, notre monde numérique doit apprendre à créer de la mémoire.

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When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test - NY Times

When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test - NY Times | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
When the Whitney Museum of American Art decided to resurrect an early interactive Internet piece, the programming code no longer worked. But would updated software change the artwork?

 

Paintings fade; sculptures chip. Art restorers have long known how to repair those material flaws, so the experience of looking at a Vermeer or a Rodin remains basically unchanged over time. But when creativity is computerized, the art isn’t so easy to fix.

 

For instance, when a Web-based work becomes technologically obsolete, does updated software simply restore it? Or is the piece fundamentally changed?

 

That was the conundrum facing the Whitney Museum of American Art, which in 1995 became one of the first institutions to acquire an Internet-made artwork. ...

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Time-based Media Art Conservation @ Institute of Fine Arts NYC

Time-based Media Art Conservation @ Institute of Fine Arts NYC | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
The Conservation Center’s Topics in Time-Based Media Art Conservation lecture series takes place on Mondays during the 2016 Fall semester and is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The list of presentations is given below. A video of each lecture will be archived and available after the event in the Institute's video archive.


Please note that seating is very limited. While these events are open to the public, we require an RSVP through our mailing list followed by a confirmation. If you sign up for our Time-Based Media Art Conservation mailing list, you will receive an invitation to RSVP well in advance of each event listed below. Please sign up here.

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Welcome to the Future! | 19-02 > 26-04-2015 @ iMAL.org - #Belgium #mediaart

Welcome to the Future! | 19-02 > 26-04-2015 @ iMAL.org - #Belgium #mediaart | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Future! proposes a historical selection of art & culture cd-roms and electronic artworks published on floppies, mostly produced in the 90s highlighting the short life of born-digital art. It presents early pioneering works in new media and digital arts, conveying many visions and utopias around the upcoming digital world as well as remarkable explorations of interactive digital media.
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Li-Ma preserves, distributes and researches media art - Netherlands Media Art Institute - NIMk project

Li-Ma preserves, distributes and researches media art - Netherlands Media Art Institute - NIMk project | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

LIMA preserves, distributes and researches media art. The videos, installations and websites from its collection can be rented for presentation worldwide. You will find our collection in the catalogue. We are located in Amsterdam.

 

Experts from the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk, discontinued as of 1 January, 2013) are dedicated to providing continued, long-term access to works of media art, old and new. That is why they established the LIMA (Living Media Art) Foundation. In the years to come LIMA will profile itself as the international service platform for media art. With active, online distribution of its own collection, setting up a shared service structure for the storage and conservation of media art, and a lab devoted to the permanent preservation of such works for makers, producers and museums all over the world, LIMA is striving toward lasting access to media art.

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