Louis Massiah: "Media and Methods For Community-Based Archiving"

Louis Massiah: "Media and Methods For Community-Based Archiving"

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 | 1-4pm | MIT Building E15, Room 314 | 20 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

MIT Open Documentary Lab

How can community knowledge and community histories, including images and audio, be archived and encoded in a way that is readable and accessible for generations to come?

Join Louis Massiah, MLK Scholar in Comparative Media Studies/Writing and director of Scribe Video Center, for a workshop discussing physical and technical strategies for place-based archiving that can withstand technological change and community displacement. The workshop will address archiving, linguistics, coding/decoding, and material sciences intending to develop strategies to create a durable encoding system that can be used in neighborhood settings and rural communities. What would it look like to combine ancient methods for record-keeping, such as petroglyphs, with contemporary and experimental physical media?

For more information, refer to the MIT Events Page or contact ODL Coordinator Jasmine Heyward at heywardj@mit.edu.

Presented by MIT Open Documentary Lab. Made possible by the MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program, Ford Foundation’s JustFilms, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation