29 OCTOBER 2008


The DOCAM (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage) Research Alliance and Media@McGill have collected many abstracts for the presentation of papers at the inaugural Media in Motion Symposium: The Challenge of Preservation in the Digital Age

The interdisciplinary event aims to bring together graduate students across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences in order to explore the many facets of media art preservation. To that end, submissions related to the conference theme, “The Challenge of Preservation in the Digital Age,” were collected. Possible topics include, but have been not limited to:

– Archival Practices
– Challenges of Audio, Film, Video, and Digital Media Preservation
– Cultural Influences, Impacts, and Considerations
– Cultural Property Law
– Digital Preservation and Cultural Memory
– Digitization of the Humanities
– Effects on Artistic Practices
– Ethical, Social, and Philosophical Concerns
– Preservation Strategies and Techniques
– Future Trends and Directions

All presented papers will be considered for publication in an edited volume of the proceedings. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance.

DOCAM is an international research alliance on the documentation and the conservation of the media arts heritage, initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology. Its main objective is to develop new methodologies and tools to address the issues of preserving and documenting digital, technological, and electronic works of art.

Media@McGill is a hub of research, scholarship, and public outreach on issues and controversies in media, technology, and culture. Based in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, Media@McGill is supported by a range of sources, most notably a generous gift from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.