User:Tonisant/Preserving the Present
During the first year of his PhD in 2010/2011, Tony Grimaud made an important point about the idea of Preserving the Present. While projects like the M3P can be seen as exercises in nostalgia or ways to preserve the past or a means to keeping memories of distant years before they fade away completely, it's essential that we keep in mind that the present is very ephemeral and that things happening now (today, this week, this month, this season, this year etc.) are at a risk of disappearing too.
- The Lesser Gods - alternative Maltese rock band established in 2010, which recorded an album (never officially released) and had a strong online presence (official website, Facebook, MySpace were all gone by mid-2011) in the year or so that it operated as a performance group.
- Mystery Surrounds Loss of Records, Art at 9/11 site by Cristian Salazar & Randy Herschaft - Associated Press, Saturday 30 July 2011
- "Jan Ramirez, the curator of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, said there was no historical consciousness surrounding the site before it was destroyed."
- Books and Other Fetish Objects By James Gleick, New York Times, 16 July 2011
- Internet's memory effects quantified in computer study - Jason Palmer, BBC News, 16 July 2011
- Digital archeology: Showcasing the web's first artistic offerings - Roland Lindala-Haumont, CBC News, 6 Jun 2011
- Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2011 - from the Library of Congress
- How narratives can aid memory by Ed Cooke, The Guardian - Sunday 15 January 2012.
- Digital archivists: technological custodians of human history by Chris Foresman, Ars Technica, 21 May 2012
- Storyworth - record family stories