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> From: "Fondation Daniel Langlois" <>
> Date: October 22, 2008 3:38:33 PM CDT
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> Subject: [spectre] Daniel Langlois Foundation: 2008 International  
> DOCAM Summit
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> 2008 International DOCAM Summit
> The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is  
> pleased to announce that the fourth annual Summit of the DOCAM  
> Research Alliance (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts  
> Heritage, will be held in Montreal on October 30 and  
> 31, 2008, at the Tanna Schulich Hall in the New Music Building at  
> McGill University, 527 Sherbrooke Street West.
> The Summit will be preceded by a Symposium co-presented by  
> Media@McGill and entitled "Media in Motion," scheduled for October  
> 29, in the same building at McGill University (registration is  
> required for the Symposium).
> During this fourth edition of the DOCAM Summit, many of the  
> Alliance's researchers will deliver their results on a variety of  
> case studies. Also, numerous speakers from Europe and North America,  
> including Mona Jimenez from New York University, Rolf Wolfensberger  
> from the Museum of Communication in Berne, Gaby Wijers of the  
> Netherlands Media Art Institute, and Caroline Langill, a professor  
> at the Ontario College of Art and Design, will participate in the  
> Summit, as will a number of researchers associated with Europe's  
> CASPAR project (Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for  
> Preservation, Access and Retrieval). Topics will include the  
> conservation, documentation, cataloguing and terminology of media  
> artworks. To close the event, internationally renowned artist Antoni  
> Muntadas will hold a keynote address on many of his creations,  
> including The Board Room (National Gallery of Canada):
> DOCAM is an international and multidisciplinary research alliance on  
> the documentation and the conservation of the media arts heritage  
> with the main objective of developing new methodologies and tools to  
> address the issues of preserving and documenting digital,  
> technological, and electronic works of art. The project is supported  
> by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as  
> part of its Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) program.
> Initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation, the DOCAM Research  
> Alliance includes some 15 institutional partners, such as the  
> National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d'art contemporain de  
> Montréal, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Montreal Museum  
> of Fine Arts, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, the  
> faculties of many Canadian universities (including McGill, UQAM,  
> Queen's and Université de Montréal), and international partners such  
> as Leonardo and New York University. DOCAM also brings together more  
> than 20 specialists and researchers in fields such as art  
> conservation and restoration, cataloguing of museum collections, art  
> history, information management, archival science, art documentation  
> and computer science.
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