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Performing Digital
Multiple Perspectives on a Living Archive

ISBN 9780367598990
Published June 29, 2020 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

Digital technologies have transformed archives in every area of their form and function, and as technologies mature so does their capacity to change our understanding and experience of material and performative cultural production. There has been an exponential explosion in the production and consumption of video online and yet there is a scarcity of knowledge and cases about video and the digital archive. This book seeks to address that through the lens of the project Circus Oz Living Archive. This project provides the case study foundation for the articulation of the issues, challenges and possibilities that the design and development of digital archives afford. Drawn from eight different disciplines and professions, the authors explore what it means to embrace the possibilities of digital technologies to transform contemporary cultural institutions and their archives into new methods of performance, representation and history.

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David Carlin and Laurene Vaughan are both Associate Professors in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia.