Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Digital art presents preservation challenges for museums

Deutche Welle (Germany) - Museum guests can currently make their way through a jungle of digital art works at the Karlsruhe Center for Art and Media (ZKM). A giant bank of 50 television screens flickers as if someone is constantly zapping the channel. Next to it, visitors can pedal a real bicycle through a virtual world, steering their way through words projected onto an enormous screen. They can also use an iPhone App to create a random painting.

But despite the differences in when, how and why they were created, the works in this exhibition titled "Digital Art Works: the Challenges of Conservation" have one thing in common: They are all in danger of disappearing.  Read more.

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