Created for PhD Research Days April 2015. This poster describes and demonstrates the tensions in digital preservation around defining authentic digital objects through a formal notation like significant properties. The nature of the poster itself – experienced differently depending on distance, and with/without glasses or ‘viewing technology’ – reflects the varied experiences of born-networked digital objects.
Won the award for best poster.
Defining a formal notational system for fixed representations of digital objects belies the diversity of possible experiences and interactions that exist in our networked world.
There is no single authoritative view of a website; it will display differently for each user, based on different hardware and software configurations, as well as locations (IP addresses).
Thinking of a range of networked experiences as opposed to a single digital object might provide us with a better metaphor to approach preservation of complex websites and databases.
I want to explore alternative approaches to digital preservation and curation that embrace networked experiences characterized through information visualizations.