Projects in Moving Image & Sound Archives

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Anthony Cocciolo
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Lecture / lab
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From film, video, to born digital, moving image and sound recordings have compelled users since their advent in the late nineteenth century. Today, many archives housed at universities or non-profit institutions act to preserve the moving image record. However, the fragility of this medium (particularly the magnetic medium that holds sound and video), combined with the preservation needs of today's born-digital works (such as independent documentaries and time-based media art), are questioning our collective ability to preserve this work. This class will work to combat this trend by focusing on the theoretical and practical aspects related to archiving moving image and sound recording, with a particular focus on digitization and born-digital assets.