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Archiving Ephemerality: Digitizing the Berlin Wall

dc.contributor.advisor Olson, Mark Noyes, Jordan Marie 2016-01-04T19:37:26Z 2016-01-04T19:37:26Z 2015
dc.description.abstract <p>This thesis explores the way digital technologies inflect experiences with and meanings of art historical objects. Specifically, it addresses the way digital technologies can change the archiving, exhibiting, and experience of ephemeral art. It does so by 1) providing a discussion of archival theory, museum practices, and the use of photography as a primary means of archiving ephemeral art, and by 2) creating three digital visualizations that focus on the same problematic but leverage different technologies: Palladio, Neatline, and Unity 3d, respectively. These archival exhibits highlight spatial, temporal, and relational details that are often lost in the photographic documentation of ephemeral art. Alone, the archives highlight specific aspects of ephemera, but collectively in the exhibit, a more comprehensive record of ephemera is achieved. This emphasizes digital technologies ability to create widely accessible archives, educational resources, and different archival processes that add meaning to the records.</p>
dc.subject Art history
dc.subject Multimedia communications
dc.subject Museum studies
dc.subject archival theory
dc.subject digital technology
dc.subject ephemeral art
dc.subject museum practice
dc.subject photography
dc.title Archiving Ephemerality: Digitizing the Berlin Wall
dc.type Master's thesis
dc.department Historical and Cultural Visualization

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