Rick Prelinger on The Future of Memory (October 23, at 11 am EST)
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10/15/2015 at 12:49:32 PM GMT
Rick Prelinger on The Future of Memory (October 23, at 11 am EST)

Friday October 23, 11am–12:30pm EST

In recent years, traditional moving-image archives have faced challenges from the dramatic shift towards digital production and distribution, the effective end of photochemical preservation technology, the marginalization of the theatrical viewing experience, and the public demand for universal, instant and free access to media. In this public talk, Rick Prelinger, Founder of the Prelinger Archives and Associate Professor of Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz, sets out a number of possible visions for the future of archives, and discusses some of the innovations that many cultural heritage institutions have already begun to experiment with today.

Rick Prelinger founded Prelinger Archives in 1982. This collection of 60,000 advertising, educational, industrial and amateur films is now held by Library of Congress. In 2000 he collaborated with Internet Archive to build an open-access, freely downloadable digital moving-image collection that now contains over 6,500 titles. He has made seventeen urban history compilation films and two experimental feature films that have played at venues around the world. He currently is a professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Watch the live stream: tiff.net/reelheritage

Attend in-person: Tickets are free and are available two hours before the event’s start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office at TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at Reitman Square, 350 King Street West.

This event is part of TIFF's Reel Heritage initiative, an on-going series of educational sessions dedicated to the access to and management of moving image collections in Ontario and beyond. Through panel discussions, workshops, film screenings and networking sessions, Reel Heritage will bring together scholars, archivists, filmmakers, curators, and postsecondary students to examine the opportunities and challenges faced by both large moving image collections and smaller repositories, such as those found in regional archives and small libraries.


This event will also be added to Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub for the benefit of postsecondary students, faculty and practitioners.

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