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ST presents Museum Confidential: "Re-Collection"

Aired on Tuesday, May 16th.
Aired on Tuesday, May 16th.

How will our evermore digital civilization persist beyond our lifetime? Audio- and videotapes demagnetize; CDs delaminate; Internet art works often link to websites that no longer exist; etc. This book argues that the vulnerability of new media in the art world points to a larger crisis for our social memory.

On this edition of ST, we listen to a recently posted Museum Confidential podcast. It's a show that looks at how — with more and more of our lives now being lived online — we might best preserve art, culture, and everything else worth saving.... MC speaks with Richard Rinehart, the Director of the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University. He's also the co-author of an interesting new book titled "Re-Collection: Art, New Media, and Social Memory."

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