Media in Transition: Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission

A conference at MIT focusing on the challenges of preserving words and images in cyberspace.

From the conference organizers: “In just a few years, we will be able to transmit the entire printed contents of the Library of Congress in five seconds. The implications of this are profound, and will be the subject of the 6th biennial Media in Transition Conference on April 24-26 at MIT. The switch to new digital technologies presents archivists and others with enormous challenges: How do we maintain access to the vast “analog” world of print, while at the same time understanding and preserving the immense universe of text, images and sound available in cyberspace? What challenges confront those who supervise the migration of print to digital formats? What are the implications for education, for individual and national identities, and for notions of what is public and what is private? Featured speakers include : Bob Stein, Jessica Clark, Richard D. Wright, and Kevin Smolker.”

Agenda here. Registration is closed but overflow seating will be available.