TITLE: Honeypots and Archive Realism
SPEAKER: Aaron Straup Cope
EVENT DATE: 04/23/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
As the Internet continues to seep into the marrow of our lives, the distinction between libraries, archives, museums, and increasingly, the digital services they seek to collect and preserve continues to blur to the point of collapse. How do we archive the invisible interaction architectures of social websites? How do we archive the relationships and permission models that people form on those websites? How do we meaningfully preserve the increasingly conceptual spaces that define the future now? What are the often overlapping responsibilities of service providers, cultural heritage institutions, and users themselves in this work? Through projects like Parallel-Flickr, Privatesquare, Parallel-o-Gram, and Artisanal Integers, we can attempt to understand these questions and try to prove or disprove theories about how we answer them.
Speaker Biography: Aaron Straup Cope has served as a design technologist at Stamen Design and as senior engineer at Flickr. He is a member of the Near Future Laboratory, sits on the advisory board of the Built Works Registry, and since 2010 has been co-director of Revolutionary Technologies for the Spinny Bar Historical Society. He is currently a senior engineer for the Smithsonian Institutions's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
SERIES: Digital Future and You