On the Creation and Maintenance of a Shadow Archive open workshop

A practical workshop providing an ethnographic overview of shadow archive functioning: the creation, deployment, curation, up-keep, as well as the maintenance of the overall operational security thereof. Special attention will be paid to the expropriation of militarized intelligence gathering strategies, now recontextualized in the service of the shadow archive. Continue reading

Ethics Seminar

This is an open invitation to attend the second annual Ethics Seminar hosted by the Living Archives project, 21 March 13-15:00 in the Open Studio (NI:C0541), School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University.  This year we will expand our discussion of contemporary ethical challenges in research by considering: “Unheard Voices: Research ethics when … Continue reading

“Co-designing newcomers archives: discussing ethical challenges when establishing collaboration with vulnerable user groups” paper presented at Cumulus 2016

Elisabet M. Nilsson and Jody Barton presented the paper: “Co-designing newcomers archives: discussing ethical challenges when establishing collaboration with vulnerable user groups” at the conference Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 Open Design for E-very-thing– exploring new design purposes. ABSTRACT – Living Archives is a research project exploring the roles of archives in a … Continue reading

“Prototyping collaborative (co-)archiving practices” paper presented at VSMM 2016

Last week Elisabet M. Nilsson presented the paper ”Prototyping collaborative (co-)archiving practices – From archival appraisal to co-archival facilitation” at The International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ABSTRACT – This paper presents a series of prototyped collaborative (co-)archiving practices developed within the interdisciplinary research … Continue reading

Document Decontamination: Mitigating Malice in the Archive open workshop

Document Decontamination: Mitigating Malice in the Archive open workshop. When? Friday, September 23 2016, 13.15-14.00 Where? The communal 5th floor study space in Niagara (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö). What? An all-too-often overlooked threat to the archive is that of content watermarking–an injection of covert and/or overt unique fingerprints or serial numbers … Continue reading

The Virtual Reality Hype. Medea Vox with Susan Kozel, Maria Engberg and Jay David Bolter

Virtual reality is celebrated as the ultimate medium for storytelling. Some even say that virtual reality can make you feel empathy in ways that no other media could. Should we believe the hype? This is Medea Vox podcast featuring researchers from Living Archives project, Susan Kozel (professor of new media) … Continue reading

On Lifelogging and the Quantified Self: A Medea Vox podcast with Jacek Smolicki

We’ve all heard about the Fitbits, GoPros, sleep apps and other digital trackers that create data points out of our everyday activities. But how did people self-archive before the digital? What does the era of digital storage do to our concepts of identity and self-representation? This Medea Vox podcast on … Continue reading

Troublesome Pictures Seminar 02 June – Video documentation

Event: Troublesome Pictures: Representing the Colonial Past Location: Gentofte Hovedbibliotek, Copenhagen Date: 02 June 2016 Paper title: How Images Speak: National Museum artefact DVI6030, and its affects “Images depicting former colonies have shaped and continue to inform interpretations of the past. Libraries, museums, archives all collect images, but also communicate them … Continue reading