Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving
June 11, MACBA – Convent dels Àngels. Short paper.
Keywords: virtual reality, archiving, preservation, online museums, Immersive art
In his presentation, Aki shares learnings from the production of Immersive Arcade, a retrospective of UK-based immersive content that was showcased in 2021. The presentation aims to inform future retrospectives and similar archiving and restoration projects.
The Immersive Arcade was a retrospective of UK-based immersive content, showcased during 2021. The project was not set up to archive the content, but to restore it for new audiences. The production team made several observations about the lifecycle of immersive content and what types of considerations regarding the identity of a piece of content emerge in a restoration process. They are documented in this short paper with the aim to inform work on future retrospectives and similar archiving and restoration projects. https://immersivearcade.uk
- Aki Järvinen (FI/UK), PhD, is an immersive researcher and designer with 20 years of experience with interactive media. He works at Digital Catapult in London helping UK companies adopt immersive technologies into their business.