2008 DOCAM International Summit and symposium
During this fourth edition of the DOCAM Summit, many of the Alliance’s researchers delivered their results on a variety of case studies. Also, numerous speakers from Europe and North America, including Mona Jimenez from New York University, Rolf Wolfensberger from the Museum of Communication in Berne, Gaby Wijers of the Netherlands Media Art Institute and Caroline Langill, a professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, participated in the Summit, as a number of researchers associated with Europe’s CASPAR project (Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval). Topics included the conservation, documentation, cataloguing and terminology of media artworks. To close the event, internationally renowned artist Antoni Muntadas held a keynote address on many of his creations, including The Board Room (National Gallery of Canada).
Those who might have missed DOCAM's Fourth International Summit which took October 30 and 31, 2008 in Montreal, now have the chance to view the videos of the presentations, all available on the DOCAM Research Alliance's website: Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage:
Some of the artists discussed during the summit:
Nam June Paik, John F. Simon Jr. , Greg Lynn, David Rokeby, Jeffrey Shaw,
Media in Motion Symposium - The Challenge of Preservation in the Digital Age
For the first time, the Summit was preceded by a symposium co-presented by DOCAM and Media@McGill, entitled Media in Motion, on October 29, in conference rooms 832/833 of the New Music Building, at McGill University.
The symposium brought together many experts who presented papers under the following topics:
Digital preservaiton: global perspectives
Video preservation: medium and matter
New Media, New Paradigms
Defining and Preserving Digital Objects
The Digital Divide
Some of the artists discussed during the symposium were:
Mike Kelley, Phil Morton