Access Quality Metrics for Net Art
Publication at the 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation
My collaboration with Rhizome on net art preservation has been published at the 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2022) in Glasgow. See Rhizome’s press release here.
The paper is titled Access Quality Metrics for Net Art, by myself, Dragan Espenschied, and Lyndsey Jane Moulds.
Abstract: Rhizome’s ArtBase is a public archive holding copies of more than 800 works of net art. Most pieces allow for different points access: they might be available live from a Rhizome web server or alternatively from a web archive, with both versions potentially incomplete and in different states of restoration. Visitors might view these works via a period-adequate browser in an emulator, or whatever setup they are running on their devices. Discussed below is a system using technical metadata and curatorial information to calculate an access quality score that can help visitors choose which artworks, versions, and modes of access will best meet their needs.
Full pdf available here.
Access Quality Metrics for Net Art. In the Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation. Xiao Ma, Dragan Espenschied, and Lyndsey Jane Moulds. 2022.