The fifth DOCAM Summit took place in Montreal this week, the final meeting of this five year SSHRC-funded research project into the documentation and conservation of new media artworks. Some of the challenges shadowing the preservation of media arts heritage include technological obsolescence, the notion of authenticity when applied to digital or variable components, the importance of documenting user experience, and the ways in which the technologies used in a work contribute to its identity.
Interactive Futures is a rad little festival/symposium in Vancouver. It’s theme this year was stereo. The dominant representation in that theme was stereoscopic video (3D glasses kind of stuff), but the symposium expanded the concept through into more intellectual considerations on the idea of stereo in creative technological practice. Day one IF had heavy representation [...]
On occasion of the Graffiti Research Lab Master Classes on Creative Code at Artengine (August 25-26th), I thought I’d ruminate on the increasing rumours about Flint, the purported C++ Library built by interactive agency par excellence, The Barbarian Group. Robert Hodgin, aka Flight 404, and Keith Butter, are the Creative and R&D Directors for The [...]
I’m not embarrassed to admit that mind boggling things confound me. With billion dollar bailouts and trillion dollar budgets, it feels pretty great to get some useful perspective once in a while. Since this is Artengine’s blog after all, let’s bring it back to technology. Although I don’t understand how this was ever possible, I’m [...]
Oh how the invisible digital guides us. I’m not one to sit around glossy eyed about days gone by. I also don’t want to be the person who weeps about how steps into the latest technologies parallel the race to make something that is functional obsolete. I will admit though, the idea that more and [...]