Rethinking authenticity in digital art preservation

Innocenti, Perla (2012) Rethinking authenticity in digital art preservation. In: iPRES 2012 – 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, 1-5 Oct 2012, University of Toronto Faculty of Information, Toronto, Canada.

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In this paper I am discussing the repositioning of traditional conservation concepts of historicity, authenticity and versioning in relation to born digital artworks, upon findings from my research on preservation of computer-based artifacts. Challenges for digital art preservation and previous work in this area are described, followed by an analysis of digital art as a process of components interaction, as performance and in terms of instantiations. The concept of dynamic authenticity is proposed, and it is argued that our approach to digital artworks preservation should be variable and digital object responsive, with a level of variability tolerance to match digital art intrinsic variability and dynamic authenticity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital preservation, digital art, computer-based artifacts, authenticity, library and information science, social science, engineering
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
G600 Software Engineering
W100 Fine Art
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Perla Innocenti
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 11:28
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 22:26

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