RENEW 2013

The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology

Riga / October 8 – 11, 2013

"Archiving" Participants


Using CIDOC CRM for Real-Time Audiovisual Art

Session:Archiving 1

Panel:Presentation Session


Venue:Stockholm School of Economics, Soros Auditorium

Documentation of multimedia art requires extensive analysis. To ensure a common contextual understanding and recognition the need for systematization is particularly high. This work examines the use of CIDOC CRM for semantic documentation of real-time audiovisual art. Documentation of audiovisual art is a challenge due to the variety of formats and content. A major problem is the lack of standardized metadata and frameworks to describe audiovisual objects. CIDOC CRM offers a framework to describe objects of cultural heritage but is not principally designed for virtual objects. This study examines the practicability of CIDOC CRM for real-time audiovisual art and documents scopes and constraints. Sampling frame basis is the largest internet archive of computer demo artworks. With descriptive and subject analysis a method and a conceptual model for the correlation of objects is presented. This work makes clear that some concepts from the CIDOC CRM can be transferred but the model needs be extended for virtual technical material.

Canan Hastik is writing her doctoral thesis in Digital Humanities and Cultural Analytics. Her research contributes to long-term preservation and accessibility of computer real-time generated audio-visual artefacts. Research aim is to expand traditional cultural research paradigms with new approaches for web-based sources, new media content and digital social phenomena. Canan Hastik is working at ikum Institute of Communication and Media at Media Campus of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Since 2010 she is a lecturer at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. In 2011 she launched MEGA Museum of Electronic Games & Art, curating themed exhibitions on digital culture e.g. at Ars Electronica Festival Linz or B3 Biennale for Moving Images Frankfurt.

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