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GCAC Workshop

Personal Digital Archiving for Media Artists

Saturday, May 18, 2024 • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bring questions, examples, and obstacles to this 3-hour workshop about personal digital archiving. The session will focus on the challenges of sound, video, and complex multimedia arts maintenance. We’ll talk about production and digital asset management methods including folder design, file naming conventions, metadata, and storage options to support planning and maintenance for your working files (for as long as possible). Backwards compatibility, reverse engineering, layer exporting — bring these issues to discuss towards building your own stewardship plan.

About the instructor: Madeleine Fix (aka Maddie Fix) is an information professional, instructional designer, and multimedia projects maker. She’s worked for and with many different kinds of organizations and institutions in the fields of higher education, finance/insurance, libraries, and the arts supporting digital education programs and digital stewardship. She has also made drawings, videos, and music that have shown, screened, and been performed (m.fix, Alma Garnett) at venues around the United States. Recent spots include: Pilates & Arts (Los Angeles, CA), The Columbus International Film & Video Festival; Paging Columbus (OSU Urban Arts Space; Columbus, OH); La Superette Affordable Art Sale (NYC); and PLGArts (Brooklyn, NY); Artists’ Television Access (San Francisco). She’s written two full-length albums (Turning a Helicopter and The Sliver of Light), and composed original music for Douglas Chang’s independent film, Absent Father (distributed by Vanguard Cinema).

Madeleine has a B.A. in Art-Semiotics (Modern Culture & Media; Brown University), an M.A., in Art Education/Policy (OSU), and an MLIS in Digital Libraries/Archives (Kent State University)