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ART Co-Sponsors "Digital Born and After" Panel

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2011
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, 596 Broadway, #602 New York, NY 10012
This is the final panel of the four-part series. The panel brings together archivists, developers, and curators working directly with preserving digital born artworks. Topics to be covered include issues with preservation standards, value structures, and access and fair use. Of focus will be the lifespan of digital born art with the threat of archival loss in a constantly shifting media environment.

August 24, 2011 7PM-8PM

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center
596 Broadway, #602
New York, NY 10012

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.


Ryan Anthony Donaldson, ART; The Durst Organization, NYC, US

Ryan Anthony Donaldson is currently the Archivist with The Durst Organization, Inc., a fourth-generation family real estate firm in New York, NY. In 2007, Ryan earned an M.A. in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) in Cooperstown, NY, and served as CGP’s Archivist. He has previously interned with the Archives and Special Collections department at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Seymour B. Durst Old York Library and Reading Room, and the Missouri Historical Society.

Chris Lacinak, AV Preservation Solutions, NYC, US
Christopher Lacinak has consulted on a broad range of preservation and access topics for moving image and sound collections and organizations. Some of his past and current clients include the Library of Congress, Stanford University and the The Museum of Modern Art. Chris is a former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of VidiPax, a moving image and sound preservation reformatting facility, and is an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Masters Degree program. Chris continues to remain active and chair committees in relevant and standards forming organizations such as the Audio Engineering Society, Association of Moving Image Archivists and the International Organization for Standardization. Chris is well known for his work in developing high efficiency reformatting systems, quality control systems, metadata standards, assessment, prioritization and workflow design.

Perry Garvin, New Museum Digital Library project, NYC, US
Perry Garvin Studio is an interactive agency specializing in design, branding, and web development.  www.perrygarvin.com

Jane Park, Creative Commons, NYC, US
Jane Park, Jane Park is the Communications Manager at Creative Commons (CC) She works closely with creators, institutions, and companies, cultivating stories that exhibit the social and commercial value of CC licenses to different communities. www. creativecommons.org

Maria Chavez, artist, NYC, US

Born in Peru, avant-turntablist Maria Chavez currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Chavez’s work is focused on short solo electro-acoustic sound pieces using a collection of new and broken needles that she calls “pencils of sound” and a selection of records, which provide the palette. Many of her live sound installations have focused on the paradox of time and the present moment, with many influences stemming from improvisation in contemporary art.  http://www.mariachavez.org

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