Long Overdue Semester Recap

Long Overdue Semester Recap

We’ve wrapped up another semester of “Archives, Libraries + Databases” graduate seminar. Once again, we visited the NYC Municipal Archives, the Morgan Library, the Reanimation Library, and the New School Archives — and this year we added a tour of…

Wrap-Up Presentation

Wrap-Up Presentation

A little trip down memory lane: ALD WrapUpPresent Fall2013 by Shannon Mattern

Theaster Gates Sessions now posted onto New School’s YouTube channel

as promised, we finally got all of the clearances to post the sessions and forums pertaining to Theaster Gates’ residency. Here is a short Highlight clip: http://youtu.be/xCnDtYMuAUw And here are the remaining YouTube links: Session 1 – http://youtu.be/ZtQVNsy2630 Session 2 –…

Scott Snibbe

Database Aesthetics

Some of the database art / visualization projects we didn’t get to explore in class: Database Cinema Jon Witney: Catalog, 1961 Created by “manipulating basic mathematical functions” to create “databases of effects” Peter Greenaway, Prospero’s Books Lev Manovich, Soft Cinema,…

Final Presentations

Final Presentations

We’ll all be sharing our final projects on December 3 and 10. The schedule of presenters is listed here. We can dedicate 15 minutes to each presenter — including set-up time and Q&A. So, you should probably plan to talk…

Those Videos We Would've Watched in Class Last Week If We Had More Time

Those Videos We Would’ve Watched in Class Last Week If We Had More Time

Holmes Films, The Librarian, 1947 Alain Resnais & Chris Marker, Toute la Mémoire du Monde, 1956

Our Public Library SWOT Analysis

Our Public Library SWOT Analysis

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Spring Digital Archives Class

Spring Digital Archives Class

In the spring studio course we’ll build on the critical historical, theoretical, and technical foundation we’ve lain this semester in order to put our theory into practice in partnership with The New School’s Libraries and Archives. The specific form of…

Last Year Reanimation Librarian Andrew Beccone led us through a great image-classification exercise.

Oct. 20 Field Trip to Reanimation Library + Interference Archive

Sunday, October 20, 2:30-6pm The Reanimation Library (543 Union Street, Brooklyn), followed by the Interference Archive (131 8th Street, Brooklyn) We’re meeting at the Reanimation Library, at 543 Union Street (@ Nevins) in Brooklyn, on Sunday at 2:30pm. You can take either the F/G train to Carroll Street…

Apropos our discussion in yesterday's class re: medium specificity in the digital archive...

Apropos our discussion in yesterday’s class re: medium specificity in the digital archive…

Via Rhizome: “Video of this weekend’s panel discussion, Born Digital: Conservation in the Computer Age, is now online, featuring computer arts pioneer Lillian Schwartz, and digital humanities scholars Matthew Kirschenbaum and Lori Emerson, with Ben Fino-Radin chairing. Some highlights: Lillian’s opening remarks at 28:00,…