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

On Museums and Nationalism: A Medea Vox Podcast with Peggy Levitt

Modern migration and globalization issues are forcing museums around the world to think about their role in society. For example, how open are museums really? Can they balance the pressures of nationalism and multiculturalism? What kinds of citizens are they trying to create? This Medea Vox podcast on Museums and … Continue reading

The “Eat a Memory” event in Rochester spawned a new project – “Food: A Celebration of Diversity”

In March, 2015 Living Archives went to Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for a research visit hosted by Ann Howard and Jane Amstey, research staff at RIT’s University/Community Partnerships. Besides developing our collaboration, the aim was to learn more about recent urban development processes of Rochester and the work conducted by … Continue reading

AffeXity featured in a talk at Whitney Museum of American Art

The Living Archives performance AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels (2013) was featured in a recent talk by Edward A. Shanken at the Whitney Museum of American Art, along with with other artworks using augmented reality and layering. Shanken’s talk was part of Shared Spaces, a symposium addressing the ways in which … Continue reading