From Planning to Preservation: Method & Madness
How & When to BagIt: A Discussion & Workshop
April 28th, 2016, Brooklyn Historical Society, New York, NY
The 2015-2015 NDSR-NY chapter partnered with the Archivist's Round Table of New York to host a free, all-day symposium of workshops, panels, and talks on digital preservation isues, from planning a digital repository to archiving web-based artworks. With over 200 guests from New York and abroad, the event was a great success, which the NDSR cohort owes to the community's passion and support for preservation.
May 4th, 2016, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
NYU-MIAP alumna, Genevieve Havemeyer-King, Director of MIAP, Dan Streible, and Kim Tarr, of NYU Barbara Goldsmith Media Preservation Unit, hosted a screening of films by the late New York based amateur cinematographers and Amateur Cinema League Members, Ephraim Horowitz and Robbins Barstow.
This screening celebrated the collaboration between the Orphan Film Symposium and independent video streaming service, Fandor, in digitizing a selection of works by Horowitz for inclusion on an Amateur Cinema stream on Fandor’s site. The event also highlighted four years of work on the Amateur Cinema Project - a research project that evolved from an idea for a curated web portal of amateur cinema into an effort to locate the featured films of Alan D. Kattelle’s list, Ten-Best Winners, 1930-1994 from the Amateur Cinema League and American International Film and Video Festival (The Amateur Cinema League and its Films, 2003).
Time-based Media Art Conservation Case-Study
March – May 2015, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
In concert with MIAP with team members and MoMA curatorial and conservation staff, I facilitated the development a case-study report detailing conservation and installation recommendations for a seven-channel multimedia installation. This included analysing and documenting installation components and operational behaviors, researching the availability of replacements for dedicated equipment and parts, and developing a risk assessment outlining issues of media and equipment obsolescence.