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The Malware Museum Lets You Look At Old Viruses Without Getting Infected

A.J. Dellinger writes about how “the Malware Museum gives users the opportunity to experience viruses from the 1980s and 1990s.”

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How Do You Choose What to Archive in Our Digital Age?

In this piece by Gina Fairley, not only is the link between archives and culture made explicit, but the role of digitisation in facilitating broader access to and wider engagement with shared heritage is highlighted. The following comments from a contributor to the piece appear to capture this well: “Archives are unsettling, and have within…

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“From Rusholme With Love!”: A Day of Community Storytelling and Mapping

  Pararchive was recently invited to take part in the Festival of Ideas in Rusholme, Manchester. More commonly known as the Rusholme Festival of Ideas – which I will henceforth abbreviate as (RFoI) in this piece, the event provided an opportunity for local communities and people to map their ideas and perspectives of how they…

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You’ve Got Mail: On the New Age of Biography

We may believe that recent history is safely tucked away in the digital fortress, but electronic content actually faces far greater threats than traditional materials like diaries, files, and letters. Whether as a result of bit rot, unstable storage devices, technical failures, or systemic obsolescence, Burn and other scholars fear that “potentially great letters or…

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Narrative LEGOs

Interesting interview with Ken Levine head of the studio Irrational Games (makers of the BioShock series). Here he is talking of how to push the art of storytelling forward in video games: “I think it’s an interesting topic,” he said. “I’ve been working on a concept I call narrative LEGOs which is how do you take…

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Curator Space

“Curator Space is a project management toolkit for curators, organisers, galleries, and artists. It is designed to take the hassle out of managing exhibitions, competitions, fairs, and a whole lot more.” Curator Space is the brainchild of Louise Atkinson, a post-graduate researcher at the University’s Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications. The service looks as though it…

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