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On May 5, Phi and the MIT Open Documentary Lab presented Update or Die: Future Proofing Emerging Digital Documentary Forms. The conference was dedicated to the crucial issue of preserving digital works, offering several panels and conferences, with over 25 local and international speakers, all experts in their fields. Here are a few of the outstanding lectures that took place during this major event (all the content is available in full in the...
May52017

Future Proofing Emerging Digital Documentary Forms.

Rien ne garantit que nos enfants ou petits-enfants pourront visionner en 2040 une œuvre interactive réalisée en 2017. La conférence Mémoire numérique: assurer la pérennité des nouvelles formes de documentaires abordera donc la question de ce que nous serons en mesure de transmettre aux futures générations, question à laquelle des experts mondiaux tenteront de répondre. Pour mieux comprendre ces enjeux, nous nous sommes rendus au...
In preparation for Update or Die, we spoke with curator and festival organizer Caspar Sonnen, Head of New Media at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and creator of IDFA DocLab, who will be speaking at the conference. How would you define a digital documentary? I wouldn't. When we started IDFA DocLab, ten years ago we really tried. We quickly stumbled upon the fact that it's hard to define what is a newspaper today....
When it comes to digital documentaries (as well as other forms of ephemeral digital culture) artists, and entire communities risk losing troves of work if the complex, ever-evolving systems that support these works (or provide access to them; or to part of them) become incompatible, inaccessible, or obsolete. The time-ticking need to find digital documentary preservation solutions, systems and policies is the inspiration behind Update or...

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