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  • Documentation
  • Indexing, metadata, taxonomies, tagging, folksonomy, classification [1]
  • Transclusion, contextualisation, discourse analysis, clustering [2]
  • Visualisation, representation, interfaces [3] [4]
  • Licensing, copyright issues
  • File formats, conversion
  • Physical storage media, preservation [5]
Scientific fields, Academic disciplines


Selected media archives[edit]

Media archives in CEE[edit]

Selected events[edit]


Management software[edit]

Data visualisation tools[edit]


Twine, Celtx, Scalar, Vue (Tufts), Popcorn, WebGL, Will Luers’s HTML5/CSS/WebApp resource page, Sophie, Korsakow, CombinInformation


  • in 1903 Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss published their essay on primitive classification systems to show how they are determined by the shape of society [11]
  • Vannevar Bush, "As We May Think", Atlantic Monthly 176 (July 1945), pp 101-108. later versions and translations. Memex
  • D.C. Engelbart, Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework, 1962. [12]. NLS. 1968 demo.
  • Ted Nelson, "A File Structure for the Complex, the Changing, and the Indeterminate", 1965.
  • Ted Nelson, Computer Lib/Dream Machines, 1974.
  • Ted Nelson, Literary Machines, 1981. Xanadu
  • Tim Berners-Lee, The ENQUIRE System, 1980.
  • Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. University of Chicago Press, 1996. [13]
  • Esther Weltevrede, "Archiving Web dynamics" [14]
  • Alain Depocas, Jon Ippolito, Caitlin Jones (eds.), Permanence Through Change: The Variable media Approach, New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, with Montreal: Daniel Langlois Foundation, 2003. English and French. [15]
  • Sandra Fauconnier, Rens Frommé, Capturing Unstable Media: "Summary of Research Results", March 2003 [16]
  • Joke Brouwer, Arjen Mulder (eds.), Making Art of Databases, Rotterdam: V2, 2003. [17]
  • Charles Merewether (ed.), The Archive. London: Whitechapel, 2006. [18]
  • Annet Dekker (ed.), Archive2020 – Sustainable Archiving of Born-Digital Cultural Content. Virtueel Platform, 2010. [19]
  • Nina Wenhart, "W0rdM4g1x. Or how to put a spell on Media Art Archives", January 2011, [20]
  • Publications on archiving at Monoskop Log

communities of practice

Art and technology centres, Circuit bending, Community servers, Copyright activism, Data activism, Demoscene, Digital libraries, DIY biology, Federated networks, File sharing, Free software, Game art, Hacker culture, Hackerspaces, Hacktivism, Internet activism, Libre graphics, Live coding, Live video, Maker culture, Media archives, Net art, Neural aesthetics, Open hardware, Shadow libraries, Software art
See also Art and culture.