Alexis Rossi, Natalie Cadranel, and Keir Winesmith

March 24, 2015
Doors: 6 pm
Talk: 7–8 pm

We are awash in data. Eric Schmidt believes 5 exabytes of information was created between the dawn of civilization and 2003. The same amount is now created every few days, and that information is not neutral. We use this information to connect and share with our friends, while states use it to surveil us, and advertisers want it to sell to us. The Archive will discuss how this information better serve us, what new possibilities are available for institutions and individuals in such a thoroughly documented world, and what the dangers are as well. Organized by Ben Valentine.

Alexis Rossi, director of web services, has worked with Internet Archive since its first major service launched in 2001. She oversees collections of audio, video, texts, software, images and web content; leads customer service and partner outreach; manages product development; and runs access improvement projects.

Natalie Cadranel is an audiovisual archivist working at the intersection of civil liberties, preservation, and access. With support from the Knight Foundation in 2014, she founded OpenArchive: a secure, open-source mobile application that sends media to the Internet Archive. She is also the co-founder and curator of foundscapes, a mixtape archive.

Keir Winesmith is a digital strategist, producer, writer, and creative technologist. He has collaborated on award winning digital projects in Australia, Europe, and the United States across art, media, and museums. Currently, Keir is the head of web and digital platforms at SFMOMA and is the co-founder of SFMOMA Lab.





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