Dealing with disobedient objects

Clare Brennan*, Donna Holford-Lovell

*Corresponding author for this work

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Establishing an archival strategy for digital artwork is key in preserving our digital heritage, safeguarding knowledge and stimulating future creative inquiry. NEoN (North East of North) uses a festive platform to disseminate its aim of promoting digital and technology driven art. Through 6 years of festival activity NEoN holds many digital assets and valuable documentation of digital artworks. We are now investigating the importance of preservation, dissemination and legacy of these digital assets and considering the values and resources required to develop an archiving strategy. This chapter discusses the journey of that investigation and reflects upon the diverse approaches to archiving digital arts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurating the digital
Subtitle of host publicationspace for art and interaction
EditorsDavid England, Thecla Schiphorst, Nick Bryan-Kinns
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319287225
ISBN (Print)9783319287201
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Series on Cultural Computing
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)2195-9056


  • Archiving strategy
  • Digital assets
  • Festival activities
  • Digital heritage
  • Digital artwork


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