Community Archives & Memory: 8th Ave. Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Community Archives & Memory: 8th Ave. Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Community Archives & Memory: 8th Ave. Sunset Park, Brooklyn Searching the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Archives   While searching for oral history content for a class I searched the online archives of the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) and came upon an…

My sketch for a digital repository that works within our existing infrastructure and alongside external infrastructures.

Digital Media Assets and Digital Asset Media Management and YOU!

“True genius is knowing where to find the answer.” – Albert Einstein Imagine the last time you updated a website, blog, facebook feed, or illustrated a research paper. Maybe you’ve watched a documentary that used still images and videos to…

Application: real and imagined link metadata

Application: real and imagined link metadata

I recently listened to an episode on patents on This American Life. One of the people being interviewed was talking about how there are several patents being registered for each new invention. The author Steven Johnson touches on this subject…

Application: MoMA Film Stills Archive

Application: MoMA Film Stills Archive

The Museum of Modern Art has the largest collection of film stills in the world at over 4 million. These stills include not only publicity and promotional shots that we see on DVD covers or posters, but also production stills….

Application: Artsty and The Art Genome Project

Application: Artsty and The Art Genome Project

Given my own interest in the digital and the archival, I thought for my application I’d look at a system of classification in digital form. Having discussed archival aesthetics last week, I followed that thread and took a look at…

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library's Pop-Up Book Collection

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s Pop-Up Book Collection

*All photographs taken by the author at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library To apply the weekly theme Order Media’s “Innumerable Species” I went to the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and used their catalogue to locate a collection…

Archival Aesthetics: Second Life

Archival Aesthetics: Second Life

Imagine creating nearly all of the content within a world. What would you include? How would you organize the material to not only fit your needs but appeal to the likes of others (assuming you’re considerate of others’ opinions)? Thankfully,…

APPLICATION: THE MAN WHO NEVER THREW ANYTHING AWAY

APPLICATION: THE MAN WHO NEVER THREW ANYTHING AWAY

Regarding its relation to history, culture, politics and memories, it’s not surprising that many modern and contemporary artists have been using the archive as a topic, a context, a medium and an expression. The archive is no longer only defined…

Application: "Love you like Derrida and Foucault / And all that smart stuff you always quote" or, I'm gonna Art all over this

Application: “Love you like Derrida and Foucault / And all that smart stuff you always quote” or, I’m gonna Art all over this

Who Is, And Is Not, In The Archive? Pam: …I used to have one customer in the restaurant, she was like ninety-five years old. Her name was Meg. She was so sweet. She come in every day at eleven o’clock…