Film, Video Exploring Invisible Traces in Historic Recordings

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Exploring Invisible Traces in Historic Recordings
Twentieth-century audio recordings and motion pictures are important primary source materials for both scholarly analysis and public history, but in many cases essential metadata about them have been lost. Kari Kraus will discuss a new collaborative project at the University of Maryland aimed at recovering the date and time on which a recording was made based on analysis of incidentally captured traces of small variations in the electric power supply at the time of capture.
Event Date
November 05, 2013
-  Kari Kraus is an associate professor in the College of Information Studies and the Department of English at the University of Maryland. She is also an affiliated faculty member with the UMD Human-Computer Interaction Lab. Her research and teaching interests focus on digital humanities, digital preservation, game studies and design, and long-term thinking. She has written for the New York Times and the Huffington Post, and her academic work has appeared in venues such as Digital Humanities Quarterly, Journal of Visual Culture, International Journal of Learning and Media and Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship. Her research has been funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Science Foundation and the UMD ADVANCE Interdisciplinary and Engaged Research Program. Her book project--Hopeful Monsters: Computing, Counterfactuals and the Long Now of Things--is under contract to the MIT Press.
Related Resources
Recorded Sound Reference Center:
The State of Recorded Sound: External
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1 hours 11 minutes 36 seconds
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online text

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