[Humanist] 25.239 events: preservation of complex objects

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Tue Aug 23 03:34:47 GMT 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 239.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:05:57 +0100
        From: Leonidas Konstantelos <Leo.Konstantelos at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Preservation Of Complex Digital Objects Symposia (POCOS):Registration now open for Software Art event

*** Apologies for crossposting ***

Preservation Of Complex Objects Symposia (POCOS)

We are pleased to announce the 2nd POCOS Symposium on Preservation of Software Art

11-12 October 2011, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK

Organised by the Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Online registration: http://www.pocos.org/index.php/registration
Symposium Fee: Free + £10 donation for refreshments (payable at the event)

Preservation of software art presents challenges in many fronts, including complex interdependencies between objects; time-based and interactive properties; and diversity in the technologies and practices used for development.

This exciting two-day symposium will provide a forum for participants to discuss these challenges, review and debate the latest developments in the field, witness real-life case studies, and engage in networking activities. The symposium will  promote discussion on such topics as:

• Implications and advances in preserving software art
• Issues of ephemerality
• Significant properties for software art
• Software art as performance
• Legal and Ethical issues in collecting, curating and preserving software art
• Interpretation and Documentation

Keynote Speakers:
• Richard Rinehart - Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, USA
• Simon Biggs - Edinburgh College of Art, UK

Presenters include:
• Vicky Isley and Paul Smith - boredomresearch / NCCA, Bournemouth University, UK
• Michael Takeo Magruder - King's Visualisation Lab, King's College London, UK
• Perla Innocenti - History of Art, University of Glasgow, UK
• Leo Konstantelos - HATII, University of Glasgow, UK

The programme also includes break-out sessions for participants to discuss key topics in preservation of Software Art.

For more information, please visit the POCOS page at: http://www.pocos.org/index.php/pocos-symposia/software-art
Download the brochure at: http://pocos.org/images/pub_material/leaflet_software_art.pdf

Bookings are now open at the project website – however, space is limited so please book early. A waiting list will be maintained once the
symposium is fully booked in case of late cancellations.

We look forward to welcoming you at the event!

Preservation Of Complex Objects Symposia (POCOS) has been funded by the JISC Information Environment Programme 2009-11
Dr Leo Konstantelos
Principal Investigator, POCOS
HATII Preservation Research Officer

11 University Gardens
University of Glasgow
G12 8QH

Skype: l.konstantelos
T: +44 (0)141 330 7133
E: L.Konstantelos at hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk
W: http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk

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