virtual community or butter? (bumbaugh) Fri 12 Jan 07 14:07
And what a light with which to begin 2007! Thank you Jon and Bruce, and thanks to everyone who joined in this wandering, speculative, informed, enlightening, frightening, and uplifiting consideration of the state of things. Safe travels, Bruce. And, of course, we'll leave the doors open here for conversation to continue as long as the conversants conspire to make it so.
Bruce Sterling (bruces) Sat 13 Jan 07 07:36
Here I go: http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/about_bampfa/avantgarde.html New Media and Social Memory Jan. 18, 2007??The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is proud to present New Media & Social Memory, a public symposium to discuss strategies for preserving digital art at a time when digital technologies are evolving and becoming obsolete at an astonishingly rapid pace. While focussing on digital art, the symposium will also address larger concerns about the long-term conservation of our increasingly digital culture, including how we decide what digital content - from Web sites to video games - are worth saving. The full day of presentations and panel discussions by leading experts in the field of digital preservation will be held in the museum theater on Thursday, Jan. 18. This symposium is open to the public free of charge; however, due to limited space, online registration is required. Symposium Program??10:00-10:15?Introductions?Richard Rinehart, Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator, BAM/PFA?Jane Metcalfe, Founder & Original Publisher, Wired Magazine, BAM/PFA Board 10:15-11:00?Stewart Brand, President, Long Now Foundation 11:10-12:00?Stewart Brand, President, Long Now Foundation, in conversation with?Kevin Kelly, Editor at Large, Wired Magazine?Jon Ippolito, Assistant Professor of New Media, University of Maine 12:00-1:00?Lunch break 1:10-2:00?Alexander Rose, Executive Director, Long Now Foundation?Kurt Bollacker, Digital Research Director, Long Now Foundation 2:10-3:00?Marisa Olsen, Editor and Writer, Rhizome.org?Michael Katchen, Archivist, Franklin Furnace 3:10-4:00?Jeff Rothenberg, Computer Scientist?Richard Rinehart, Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator, BAM/PFA 4:10-5:00?Bruce Sterling, Author, Founder, Dead Media Project 5:00-7:00?Public reception??Contact: Richard Rinehart, email@example.com. Archiving the Avant Garde: Documenting and Preserving Digital/Media Art is a consortium project of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Cleveland Performance Art Festival and Archive, Franklin Furnace Archive, and Rhizome.org, and is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Christian De Leon-Horton (echodog) Sat 13 Jan 07 10:10
<Open-source is commons. Commons is persistent and beloved, but it's not doing all that great.> It's kicking our ass in Baghdad. If it works in war, I have a hard time understanding why it won't work in other endeavors as well. Perhaps it only works when a bunch of little people get pissed off and decide victory is more important than profit, I don't know.
Hal Royaltey (hal) Sun 14 Jan 07 16:13
I'll add my thanks to <bumbaugh>s. What a great start to the New Year.
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