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The ghosts of poets’ voices walk the yard

I’ve long been a fan of Halsey Burgund, a sound artist and musician who works with the human voice in both compositions and place-based installations. So I’ve been excited to work with Halsey these last few weeks, in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Beautiful Data II — Applications Due Tomorrow, April 1.

Taking place between July 6 – July 16th, 2015, Beautiful Data II represents our second annual workshop supported by the Getty Foundation aimed at addressing challenges and opportunities with art museum open data. Participants will be introduced to concepts and … Continue reading

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The Cave

During the summer of 2014, the Getty Trust launched an important new initiative in digital art history designed to help art historians and museum professionals to explore the opportunities and challenges of new and emergent technologies. Along with George Mason … Continue reading

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Boston-area Snowfall Via Drone

Over the last few snowfalls here in Cambridge, we flew our little DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, which we previously used in shooting Cold Storage, to document the wintry conditions from above. We observed instances of icicle build-up on various Harvard … Continue reading

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Cold Storage Premiere Today

Harvard President, Charles William Eliot, spoke of the library’s needs at the turn of the 20th Century, proposing “not a crematorium for dead books, but only a receiving tomb.” Receiving tombs were holding places for bodies that couldn’t be buried … Continue reading

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Offered This Spring: Humanities Studio IV — Mixed Reality City

The contemporary city is constituted by multiple overlapping, intermixing realities articulated across built form and imagined space, individual experience and collective memory, embodied sensation and digital mediation. Often, these multiple realities are invisible or illegible, with certain narratives dominating particular … Continue reading

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Vault Preview: A Peek at the Cold Storage Glossary

As the premiere of Cold Storage draws near, we are starting to unveil some of the content that will be featured in the online interactive media vault that formulates the complete documentary in its online home. Within the heterogeneous set … Continue reading

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Cold Storage Local Premiere Date Set

Cold Storage, consisting of a short documentary film and an interactive online media archive, is set to premiere a month from now on Friday, February 6th at 3:30pm in conjunction with Icons of Knowledge, an architectural research exhibition by Daniel … Continue reading

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Curarium launches a new version for the holidays!

The Curarium project at metaLAB has spent the fall in the shop tuning up. For the holiday season we have re-introduced new and improved functionality. Users pages are finally here, the design has been tweaked across the site to enhanse … Continue reading

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Encountering the archive: Notes from El Saniyya

metaLAB’s DocShop and MIT OpenDocLab Fellow Lara Baladi are happy to invite you to Notes from El Saniyya on Thursday December 11th from 4-9 pm, with the main event and conversation from 6:30-8:00, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. … Continue reading

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