preservation

LIMA

Founded by experts from the former NIMk, LIMA is the international platform for sustainable access to media art. With knowledge and passion for both art and technology, these experts are insuring that video, digital and performance artworks can and will be presented now and in the future. Through (online) distribution of our own collection, we keep abreast of technical issues and advances. With our storage and digitisation services we are additionally able to provide support to museums, galleries and individual artists. And in collaboration with artists, museums and universities LIMA carries out research in preservation and accessibility of this segment of our cultural heritage. Launch: LIMA

CyberZoo

Submitted by net-art on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 23:21

Cyberzoo is a virtual zoo where it is possible to experience the wildest expressions of the artificial life in the security of your computer.
The mission of CyberZoo promotes the conservation of endangered species and the habitats in which they live. CyberZoo is involved in international programs of protection of threatened species, and participates in different projects from recovery and reintroducción of artificial life.

Conservation of the biodiversity
The mission of CyberZoo promotes the conservation of endangered species and the habitats in which they live. CyberZoo is involved in international programs of protection of threatened species, and participates in different projects from recovery and reintroducción of artificial life.

Launch project

Variable media questionnaire, 3rd generation beta: A Forging the Future project

Works of creative expression don't lend themselves to a one-size-fits-all preservation solution. Yet the number and complexity of preservation options can confuse even the most informed conservator or archivist.

The Variable Media Questionnaire can help by recording opinions on how to preserve creative works when their current medium becomes obsolete.

The Variable Media Questionnaire is a project of Forging the Future, an alliance dedicated to building tools to help rescue digital culture from oblivion.

WYSOCKA, E. Agatha Re-Appears, net art resoration project

WYSOCKA, E. Agatha Re-Appears, net art resoration project, 2008
Restoration Project: Olia Lialina’s early net.art piece “Agatha Appears” from the Collection of C³ Center for Culture & Communication Foundation

State of the artwork before the restoration.
Work was originally created for Netscape 4.0 browser in HTML 3.2 language and real audio sound format. Original files have become incompatible with contemporary browsers and work was no longer available in its previous, interactive form.
Due to corruption and disappearance of some files, sections of Agatha's trajectory got lost and so was the original idea of the piece

Read the whole article on INCCA WYSOCKA

Vanishing net-art (introduction to net art restoration)

Launch project
(1990)
The aim of this essay is to draw restorers' and theorists' attention to the phenomena that exist in virtual space. This should be associated with a very specific type of restoration that unfortunately does not yet exist in practice or exists in its amateur form. This means research related to the restoration of net art (net.art, internet art). It is likely that the significance of this art will increase only at the beginning of the next millennium. A question will arise how to save things that have already lost their form.

The significance of net art security is viewed through the eyes of a restorer in this essay. Based on the realisation that virtual phenomena are intangible, attempts have been made to clarify technical possibilities to preserve this art. Because of this, there have been no efforts to identify the things that should be preserved and things that should be simply rejected.