Reimagining the Archive: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era

Call for Participation: Reimagining the Archive – Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era

A Three-Day Symposium, November 12-14, 2010, at the James Bridges Theater, School of Theater, Film & Television, University of California, Los Angeles, will explore the changing role of archives and cultural heritage institutions, and the new opportunities presented by the remapping and remixing of institutional models and practices. Organized by UCLA Film & Television Archive, UCLA M.A. Program in Moving Image Archive Studies (MIAS), Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA), Paris INA’Sup / European Centre for Research, Training and Education on Digital Media, the symposium has a deadline for 500-word abstracts of August 1, 2010; acceptance notification by September 1, 2010. Topics at the symposium may include: The way digital records have transformed the role of traditional archives and museums; de facto online archives created by users and organizations; the expansion of social engagement and complexity through Web 2.0; and the intrusion of increasingly expansive copyright regimes.

The Symposium aims to bring together archival and cultural scholars, professionals from private and public cultural organizations, mainstream and independent creative artists who make digital media and artworks, and specialists from major information technology and media firms engaged in digital asset management, conservation, and preservation.

Student submissions are encouraged. More information: here.

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