This workshop aims to introduce basic principles and simple tools that artists and musicians can use to self-manage works for longevity. We’ll look at a number of description tools, archival platforms, and simple approaches to organize and maintain your own personal digital archive of work, towards longevity and long term storage.
Join the Fuse Factory and multimedia artist/information professional/digital educator Madeleine Fix for a workshop on personal digital archiving for artists. We sent out a survey last month, and have crafted a training that addresses the needs you responded to. This workshop will touch on metadata and description for multiple file types and art forms and a tour of current/common digital backup solutions, tools, and planning considerations to keep your work on track, and capable of revision and reformatting.
About the instructor: Madeleine Fix (aka Maddie Fix) is an information professional, instructional designer, and multimedia projects maker. She’s worked for and with many different kinds of organizations and institutions in the fields of higher education, finance/insurance, libraries, and the arts supporting digital education programs and digital stewardship. She has also made drawings, videos, and music that have shown, screened, and been performed (m.fix, Alma Garnett) at venues around the United States. Recent spots include: Pilates & Arts (Los Angeles, CA), The Columbus International Film & Video Festival; Paging Columbus (OSU Urban Arts Space; Columbus, OH); La Superette Affordable Art Sale (NYC); and PLGArts (Brooklyn, NY); Artists’ Television Access (San Francisco). She’s written two full-length albums (Turning a Helicopter and The Sliver of Light), and composed original music for Douglas Chang’s independent film, Absent Father (distributed by Vanguard Cinema).
Madeleine has a B.A. in Art-Semiotics (Modern Culture & Media; Brown University), an M.A., in Art Education/Policy (OSU), and an MLIS in Digital Libraries/Archives (Kent State University)