16.320 Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art (Cornell)

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 320.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 06:22:35 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art

    Cornell University Library Announces:

    Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art

    Under the sponsorship of The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
    of the Cornell University Library, the Rose Goldsen Archive serves as a
    research repository of new media art, with a current emphasis on digital
    interfaces and experimentation by international, independent artists.
    Named after the pioneering critic of the commercialization of mass
    media, Professor Rose Goldsen of Cornell University, the Archive houses
    art works produced on CD-Rom, DVD-Rom, and the internet, as well as
    supporting materials, such as unpublished manuscripts and designs,
    catalogues, monographs, and resource guides to new media art.

    Emphasizing multimedia artworks that reflect digital extensions of
    twentieth-century developments in cinema, video, installation,
    photography, and sound, its holdings include the vast selection of
    international works exhibited in the exhibition, Contact Zones: The Art
    of CD-Rom, as well as net.art archived on the CTHEORY Multimedia site
    maintained by the Cornell Library
    <http://ctheorymultimedia.cornell.edu>. The aim of the Goldsen Archive
    is to provide researchers, faculty, and students with a better
    understanding of the transformation wrought on the artistic process by
    digital multimedia experimentation and development. To this end, access
    to the archive will be available via computer workstations in the Kroch
    Library and eventually via campus internet servers that will permit the
    artworks to be accessed from Cornell libraries, classrooms, and
    dormitory spaces. A novel research archive of international
    significance, the collection complements holdings in The Division of
    Rare and Manuscript Collections of illuminated manuscripts and the early
    modern printed book, and adds to the breadth of its important
    collections in human sexuality and Asian Studies.

    The Archive is curated by Timothy Murray, Professor of Comparative
    Literature and English, Director of Graduate Studies in Film and Video,
    at Cornell University. Author of books on new media, film, and
    performance, Murray has curated new media exhibitions internationally
    and is Co-Curator of CTHEORY Multimedia. The curator reviews new
    materials for inclusion in the archive, and recommends the addition of
    reference materials that would contribute to the intellectual context of
    the archive. The Archive actively solicits materials for consideration
    and/or contribution. Please contact:

    Timothy Murray
    Curator, The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
    The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
    Carl A. Kroch Library
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853
    tel: 607-255-3530. fax: 607-255-9524
    e-mail: tcm1@cornell.edu

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