The post-archival constellation: the archive under the technical conditions of computational media

Berry, David M (2016) The post-archival constellation: the archive under the technical conditions of computational media. In: Blom, Ina, Røssaak, Eivind and Lundemo, Trond (eds.) Memory in Motion. Archives, Technology, and the Social. Recursions: theories of media, materiality, and cultural techniques . Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, pp. 103-125. ISBN 9789462982147

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Abstract

In the present age, the archive is no longer hidden away in national librar- ies, museums, and darkened rooms, restricted in access and guarded by the modern-day equivalents of Jacques Derrida’s archons – the guardians of the archive.1 Indeed, researchers and archivists’ hermeneutic right and competence – and the power to interpret the archives – have been transformed with digitalization and the new technics of computational surfaces. Through computation, access to archives is made possible and often welcomed ‒ through rectangular screens that mediate the archives contents or through interfaces and visualizations that reanimate a previ- ously inert collection

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Digital Humanities, Archives, Digital, Memory, Technology, Computation, Media
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD0921 Archives
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > NX0440 History of the arts
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
Depositing User: David Berry
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 12:43
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 12:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65744

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