Reflections on preserving the state of new media art

McHugh, A., Konstantelos, L. and Barr, M. (2010) Reflections on preserving the state of new media art. In: Archiving 2010, Den Haag, Netherlands, 1-4 Jun 2010,

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As part of its work to explore emerging issues associated with characterisation of digital materials, Planets has explored vocabularies and information structures for expressing the properties integral to the value of digital art. Value encompasses those qualities that must be understood and captured in order to ensure that art works’ sensory, emotional, mental and spiritual resonance remain. Facets of interactivity, modularity and temporality associated with digital art present some critical questions that the preservation community must increasingly be equipped to answer. Because digital art materials exhibit fundamental multidimensionality, validating the successful preservation of creative experience demands the explication of more than just file characteristics. Understanding relationships between objects also implies an understanding of their respective functional qualities. This paper presents a Planets’ vocabulary for encapsulating contextual and implicit characteristics of digital art, optimised for preservation planning and validation.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barr, Dr Matthew and McHugh, Dr Andrew and Konstantelos, Dr Leo
Authors: McHugh, A., Konstantelos, L., and Barr, M.
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors
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