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Posted on 2015/11/14 by

“WESTERN” MEDIA LAB / “EASTERN” ARCHIVE

The challenge(s) of establishing an alternative history archive from the Global South The creation of the MIT Media Lab in the mid-80s pointed to a turning point in the way ideas surrounding research were not only conceived but also necessitated. It was in parallel with the widespread introduction of the personal computer, in addition to Read More

Posted on 2014/11/12 by

Reading series/reading sound: a phonotextual analysis of the SpokenWeb digital archive (Al Flamenco, Aurelio Meza, Lee Hannigan)

The Reading Series In the past twenty or so years, a large number of poetry sound recordings have been collected and stored in online databases hosted by university institutions. The SpokenWeb digital archive is one such collection. Housed at Concordia University, SpokenWeb features over 89 sound recordings from a poetry reading series that took place Read More

Posted on 2014/10/08 by

Dracula as Epistolary Database – Alanna, Jess and Hilary

For our Boot Camp, we worked together with programmers to create a database of the epistolary texts present in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Alanna on her conception of the Dracula database project: This project was a bit like diving into the deep end of a pool, never having seen water before. This is my first foray Read More

Posted on 2014/10/08 by

Database Dance Floor: Manovich and Leckey

The idea of a database would be somewhat terrifying, I imagine, for the things that are databased (or archived), if they had the capacity to feel terrified. To be swallowed up by the endless object-pool of the internet is to be flattened out into sameness and obscurity. Gone are the hierarchical or affective qualities that Read More