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Archiving the Avant Garde

Kevin Roebuck
Director, Digital Experience

Some cool events of note coming up on the near horizon. Next monday I head out for the Sakai Conference in Atlanta. It should be a great chance to get updated on all the latest technical and community issues and opportunities around open source and learning systems and especially see if the ideas of new media tools and creatvity are being discussed. Then on Friday the 11th, I'm heading over to see Archive.org with Heidi from UCSF library for a friday lunch and learn session with Brewster. It's really an amazing charter and the one of note to counter the commercial "Googleization" of everything so they can sell advertising. It seems like me must protect educational and cultural materials from commercial silo's. After the holiday break where the family will be hanging out up at our place in Truckee, on January 18th, Grace and I are confirmed to join the UC Berkeley Pacific Film Archive for a public symposium to explore how
the canonical historical record is created and maintained in the
digital age by "memory institutions" such as museums,
libraries, and archives. Also, how are our digital media artists
influencing/hacking/critiquing this construction of social memory?

See ya in Atlanta.

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