A Museum of Digital Media?

11:41 PM Posted by Elise Nuding
"The Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM) is a unique virtual space designed to showcase and preserve groundbreaking digital work and to present expert commentary on how digital media influences culture and society"

This museum brings up interesting questions regarding the relationship between the ephemeral and the intangible. They are not synonymous, but where is there overlap? What does this mean for issues of recording and representing the ephemeral?

Perhaps the most striking detail for me is that they commissioned an architect and "building contractor" to design and "build" a virtual structure! This to me suggests that our relationship to the tangible, the concrete, plays an important part in our conceptions of the intangible and the ephemeral, and the ways in which we frame them.


A series of conversations and reading groups bringing students and faculty at Brown University together with artists, researchers and professionals from a wide range of international and interdisciplinary perspectives, Archiving the Ephemeral is a valuable discursive space for researchers and practitioners concerned and critically engaged with the authoritative agency of the archive in the arts and humanities. More information [here].

Made possible by a grant from the Office of International Affairs, Brown University.


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