[Humanist] 26.122 events: art; memory

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 122.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (49)
        Subject: Memory of the World

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (15)
        Subject: International Symposium on Electronic Art 2013


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        Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 16:39:37 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Memory of the World

The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation

26-28 September 2012,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

UNESCO proposes to organize an international conference from 26 to 28 
September 2012 in Vancouver (BC) Canada, to explore the main issues 
affecting the preservation of digital documentary heritage, in order to 
develop strategies that will contribute to greater protection of digital 
assets and help to define an implementation methodology that is 
appropriate for developing countries, in particular.

The conference will bring together professionals from the heritage 
sectors, as well as a range of government, IT industry, rightsholders 
and other stakeholders to assess current policies in order to propose 
practical recommendations to ensure permanent access to digital 
documentary heritage.

Although knowledge is today primarily created and accessed through 
digital media, it is highly ephemeral and its disappearance could lead 
to the impoverishment of humanity. Despite the adoption of the UNESCO 
Charter on the Preservation of the Digital Heritage in 2003, there is 
still insufficient awareness of the risks of loss of digital heritage.

Digital information has economic value as a cultural product and as a 
source of knowledge. It plays a major role in national sustainable 
development as, increasingly, personal, governmental and commercial 
information is created in digital form only. But digitized national 
assets also constitute an immense wealth of the countries concerned and 
of society at large. The disappearance of this heritage will engender 
economic and cultural impoverishment and hamper the advancement of 
knowledge.

Ensuring digital continuity of content requires a range of legal, 
technological, social, financial, political and other obstacles to be 
overcome. It is hoped that the Conference will lead to:

--the launch of specific initiatives related to digital preservation and 
to the fostering of access to documentary heritage through digitization;
--the upgrading or revision of the UNESCO Charter on the Preservation of 
Digital Heritage;
--the identification of the legal frameworks that would facilitate 
long-term digital preservation;
--the agreement on the promotion or development of exchange standards;
--the definition of the respective roles of professions, academics, 
industry and governments in addressing various issues and of a model for 
their cooperation.

For more information see:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/events/calendar-of-events/events-websites/the-memory-of-the-world-in-the-digital-age-digitization-and-preservation/

-- 
Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist
(www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/



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        Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 18:13:07 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: International Symposium on Electronic Art 2013

The International Symposium on Electronic Art
http://www.isea2013.org/

ISEA2013 Sydney : Resistance is Futile : Open Call for Artwork

ISEA2013 have announced their open call for artwork from individual and 
International artists or organisations wishing to present work in 
association with ISEA2013. The deadline for this call is Monday, 6th 
August 2012. The call for papers, panels and workshops will be announced 
shortly.

-- 
Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist
(www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/





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