Bookmarks tagged with Archives
META exists at the crossroads of art and science and of culture and nature. Tracing the uncommon threads between common topics, META presents its readers with views into the abyss of visual information and with experiments in associative reading.
The Library of Radiant Optimism is a collaborative project led by Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
SOL, a continuously staffed library in the high mountains. The SOL research facility will preserve backups/copies of scientific and cultural achievements important to mankind. SOL will aim to safeguard important world culture and literature from future natural and unnatural calamities. In the event of a global crisis, the SOL station will be prepared to reintroduce lost knowledge, and even help to re-establish society again.
The Mataha Foundation’s mission is to ensure the continuation of human culture. The organization contributes to this goal through research, preservation work and the promotion of art, science and spirituality. The Mataha Foundation pursues this goal by realizing and supporting holistic projects that draw on knowledge of the past and present to enhance the cultural, scientific and spiritual prosperity of future generations.
The world's seed collections are vulnerable to a wide range of threats - civil strife, war, natural catastrophes, and more routinely but no less damagingly, poor management, lack of adequate funding, and equipment failures. Unique varieties of our most important crops are lost whenever any such disaster strikes, and therefore securing duplicates of all collections in a global facility provides an insurance policy for the world’s food supply.
Claire Beckett is an artist based in Boston, MA. A native of Chicago, IL, she earned a BA in Anthropology from Kenyon College and an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art. Claire Beckett is represented by the Carroll and Sons Gallery (formerly the Bernard Toale Gallery) in Boston.
A digital host for collectors, dealers, artists and everybody who's interested in vernacular photographs, or in other words found and anonymous snapshots. A platform for discussion, event updates and other news related to the subject.
Unphotographable is a catalog of exceptional mistakes. Photos never taken that weren't meant to be forgotten. Opportunities missed. Simple failures. Occasions when I wished I'd taken the picture, or not forgotten the camera, or had been brave enough to click the shutter.
An ongoing collection of statues, sculptures, memorials, markers and monuments that have been intentionally or unintentionally altered, damaged or destroyed as a political statement or during a political protest.
Alternative Archive is founded in January 2004 by Ou Ning & Cao Fei, as a platform that connects contemporary art, film, music, theater, design, city study and publishing. At the same time, it archives all the works in all these areas. The space itself is not opened to public, but all the archives can be shared with people via this website in digital format.
iwishicoulddescribeittoyoubetter is an archive of possibilities. Less a collective, design studio or fixed group, but the place of perchance running into one another, where encounters are created and some relationships last, others to which we wave warmly in retrospect. The projects, blog entries and works presented at left have become what may be an idealistic cloud of tags and labels that have in previous manifestations been difficult to categorise, name and place. The ambivalence as such is noted and taken, yet please take that as possibility -yes, possibility- to wander, link through, come back and find threads between the works, ideas and people... as we have.
Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer working out of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. His work involves deliberately blurring the lines between social science, contemporary art, and a host of even more obscure disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to interpret the world around us.
The Library of Congress/Ira Gershwin Gallery presents historical maps of Los Angeles from the collections of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. These diverse works of craftsmanship, precision, and imagination provide a guide to some of the most remarkable stories of the city's history: its discovery, its growth, and its industries, as seen by explorers, engineers, artists, residents, and boosters.
What happens when artists embrace new technologies? impressionism? hip-hop? tagged folksonomies? interactive narratives? glowing bunnies? 'We are building a public online (real)timeline of inventions that were or should be co-opted by artists, and artwork that was created using technology. You can help by adding your favorite invention or artwork. All entries are piped into the gallery as an interactive, wall-projected timeline.'
Cityscapes provides a common meeting place where people can share their experiences of the places where they live and have lived, or visited, even of places they've imagined, read about, hope or have hoped to visit. Cityscapes is not only the reflection of a physical community but of a shared imaginative space.
The world's only repository for the study and display of Zymoglyphic art, artifacts, and natural history. The creative output of the region relies mainly on the assemblage of natural objects. The museum also presents special exhibits on related topics in natural object assemblage, and maintains a curiosity cabinet of items that reflect the spirit of Zymoglyphic culture. zy'-mo-glyph'-ic, adj. [Gr. zyme leaven + Gr. glyphe carving] 1. Of, or pertaining to, images of fermentation, specifically the solid residue of creative fermentation on natural objects. 2. The collection and arrangement of objects, primarily either natural or weathered by natural forces, for poetic effect
Providing sancturary for the misplaced, the forgotten and the misbegotten since 2006
The Phrontistery is dedicated to expanding the study and enjoyment of English words and wordplay through the medium of the Internet.
The Image Tracer is a collaborative project between Tsila Hassine and De Geuzen. It evolved out of our interests in media images and the way their significance and presence fluctuate in the ecology of the world wide web. Currently, in its beta phase, the Tracer is a research tool that archives Google image searches for the purposes of tracking their url, appearance, disappearance and rank.
Historically we have sought to know the world by categorizing and classifying what we see around us. In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, natural philosophers such as John Ray (1627-1705); Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788); and Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778) worked to create universalized systems of classification that could be used to name all things found in nature. Their work was influential, and a slightly modified version of the original Linnaean Classification System is still used by scientists today.