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Subject:

FW: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] taxonomies

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Steve Dietz <[log in to unmask]>

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Steve Dietz <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 24 Sep 2004 12:06:38 -0500

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Hi all, Rick Rinehart recently posted a paper: "A System of Formal Notation
for Scoring Works of Digital / Media Art." I invited him to join the
conversation and his response is below. Hopefully he will.

s

-- 
Steve Dietz
Director, ISEA2006 Symposium | ZeroOne San Jose International Festival
Curatorial Fellow Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre
stevedietz[at]yproductions[dot]com

------ Forwarded Message
> From: Richard Rinehart <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:55:53 -0700
> To: Steve Dietz <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: FW: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] taxonomies
> 
> Hi Steve,
> 
> I'm not on this list, but I think now I'll sign
> up :) But in a more immediate reply to this
> thread (feel free to share), rather than go into
> the geeky details of how and which metadata
> standards apply to media art in a long email, I'd
> probably refer people to our project website
> (http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/ciao/avant_garde.html)
> and specifically to a new paper posted there only
> recently called "A System of Formal Notation for
> Scoring Works of Digital / Media Art" that does
> go into the details of EAD, CDWA, DC, and other
> metadata standards in relation to media art.
> 
> And the bottom line is that I agree with Ana; WE
> need to establish some metadata standards that
> are indeed flexible and allow (encourage?)
> variability, because if we don't, museums will
> surely by default apply metadata standards that
> do indeed try to "freeze" the work.
> 
> Thanks for letting me know about this thread, and
> now I'll join the list as soon as I get a moment
> to.
> Keep in touch,
> Rick Rinehart
> 
> 
> 
>> this one's for you, yes?
>> 
>> s
>> 
>> --
>> Steve Dietz
>> Director, ISEA2006 Symposium | ZeroOne San Jose International Festival
>> Curatorial Fellow Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre
>> stevedietz[at]yproductions[dot]com
>> 
>> ------ Forwarded Message
>>>  From: Ana Boa-Ventura <[log in to unmask]>
>>>  Reply-To: [log in to unmask]
>>>  Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 14:48:57 -0500
>>>  To: [log in to unmask]
>>>  Subject: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] taxonomies
>>> 
>>>  Hello,
>>> 
>>>  Without wanting to shift the discussion on
>>> taxonomies aways from the practical
>>>  examples Grant is encouraging, I’d like to go back to what someone (Vuk
>>>  Cosic?)
>>>  earlier brought up on standards.
>>> 
>>>  A lot of the discussion has been based on competitions’ categories. I think
>>>  they're relevant but they can also be misleading... by being too culturally
>>>  based (or not enough, for that matter)... by self-serving particular
>>>  institutional directions, etc. etc.
>>> 
>>>  Standards, and metadata are (another)
>>> important direction in this discussion.
>>>  I'd really like if we could spend some time on
>>> that topic that was brought up
>>>  earlier.
>>> 
>>>  My thoughts after talking about metadata with
>>> other folks is that there are 2
>>>  main positions: some think that by discussing
>>> metadata for digital art you’re
>>>  condemning it to be “frozen” in time and that that is contradictory to its
>>>  nature - net/ digital art should be an exception to this effort of
>>>  standardization…  Others (me included) believe
>>> that archiving and preservation
>>>  are vital. I quote Richard Rinehart "With digital art, … if you don't do
>>>  something to preserve it within a span of five years, it's not going to
>>>  survive.[…]"Some works of digital art are
>>> already gone. Our time frame is not
>>>  decades, it's years, at most."
>>> 
>>>  BAck to the insight that metadat can bring to
>>> taxonomies: specifically in what
>>>  concerns digital art, how does the Dublin Core, the CDWA and the MARC map
>>> to
>>>  one another? What are the essentials of the
>>> standards the Getty team is coming
>>>  up with? Last but not least, how do these
>>> reflect (and may have an impact in)
>>>  the taxonomies of digital art? What metadata
>>> schemas are out there that, while
>>>  categorizing digital artworks, may equally accommodate legacy systems of
>>>  analogue works?
>>> 
>>>  Best to all,
>>>  Ana Boa-Ventura
>> 
>> ------ End of Forwarded Message
> 
> 
> --
> 
> 
> Richard Rinehart
> ---------------
> Director of Digital Media
> Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
> www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
> ---------------
> Executive Committee
> Center for New Media
> cnm.berkeley.edu
> ---------------
> University of California, Berkeley
> ---------------
> 2625 Durant Ave.
> Berkeley, CA, 94720-2250
> ph.510.642.5240
> fx.510.642.5269

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