Digital Scholarship Brown Bag: "Against the Archive: Re-puzzling the Un/Available Image"
Archiving - the privilege of controlling and ordering knowledge - has long been the prerogative of the institution: from the state to the library and family. This might explain why, in the digital world, and in an era of pervasive surveillance and tracking, the archive / to archive is an irresistible pursuit to many artists and thinkers working in liminal practices.
In this presentation, Toma Peiu and Luiza Parvu (Critical Media Practices, CMCI) will be screening and discussing examples of their archival work, in film and installation. What are the implications of using an archive against the purposes it was created for? Which histories or connections can be puzzled together through working with un-archived (archiveless?) affect bearing images and data floating freely in the online vortex?
Digital Scholarship Brown Bags are forums for scholars to share how they're exploring computational and multimodal research methods. Please join us for light refreshments and conversation.
Wednesday, January 30 at 12:00pm
Norlin Library, E206 CRDDS
1157 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309