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207.3 Open the museum’s gates to pirates: Hacking for the sake of digital art preservation.

  1. Daniel Heiss
  2. Morgane Stricot
  3. Matthieu Vlaminck

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Category: Communication

Description: Third-party software dependency is a big threat for digital art- works. In this paper, we describe our experiences with artworks such as Remote Control by Shane Cooper or generator by Cornelia Sollfrank. ZKM | Center for Art and Media initiated differ- ent research projects addressing the controversial issues of crack- ing abandoned proprietary software or hacking an API to guaran- tee access to its digital art collection. We show that using crowd- sourcing efforts as sustainable preservation strategies is a promis- ing approach as well as a trigger for new creative processes. ZKM opened its gates to pirates and hacker communities thereby ac- knowledging their contribution to digital art preservation.

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


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    The four papers in Session 207 explore the issues and topics pertaining to the theme of Digital art preservation, including the opportunities and chal...

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