4th Summit on New Media Art Archiving (2024)

June 25 & 26 2024, @ ISEA2024 Brisbane, Australia

The 4th SNMAA will be part of the 29th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2024 (June 21-29). For the programme of ISEA2024 (under development) see https://isea2024.isea-international.org/program

The preliminary programme of the 4th Summit on New Media Art Archiving is below, organised by category, not presentation order. Please note that a number of the presenters will present from remote places via video conferencing.

Tuesday June 25

OpeningMeet the Team: a (very) short intro to the co-operating archives for the Summits on New Media Art Archiving *)

Papers (long)

  • Media Archiving Tradition: Algorithmic Analysis and Preservation of Geometric Patterns in Historical Architectural Monuments by Selcuk Artut (TR)
  • Re-enactment, Users Manuals and DNA Storage: methods for media art preservation by Louise Curham & Lucas Ihlein (AU)
  • Documenting the Ephemeral: Strategies for Preserving Early Internet Art by Ze Gao (HK), presented by Zheng Wang (SG)
  • Latin American Media Art: Political dimensions of the archive of the International Image Festival by Raquel Caerols Mateo (ES) & Felipe César Londoño (CO)
  • An Interdisciplinary Practice-based Research on Constructing Techno-Art Cloud Exhibition Platform by Chih-Yung Chiu (TW)
  • DAFNE+: Blockchain for preservation and valorization of experimental music and sound production by Gregory Beller (FR)

Papers (short)

  • Integrating LLMs and RAG for Improved Usability in Multimedia Archives by Sean Carroll (UK)
  • Deep Learning Algorithms as Potential Solutions to Challenges in Video Art Preservation by John HoFung Chow & Sam Chan (HK)
  • New Animation Art: The History and Evolution of Computer Animation at Prix Ars Electronica by Jürgen Hagler (AT)

Archive Presentations

  • Ars Electronica Archive Relaunch by Christina Radner (AT)
  • The Computer Arts Society and Computer Arts Archive by Sean Clark & Paul Brown (UK/AU)
  • The Immersive Archive by Zeynep Abes, Nathan Fairchild (presenters), Michael Wahba, Katrina Xiao, Spencer Lin, Scott Fisher (US)


  • SNMAA Sustainability Panel with Violeta Vojvodic Balaz (RS), Wim van der Plas (NL), Terry Wong (HK/CA), Bonnie Mitchell (US), Janice Searleman (US), Byeongwon Ha (KR/US) Moderator: Oliver Grau (AT)
  • Archiving Australian Media Arts of the 1990s: Towards a method and a national collection with Helen Stuckey, Cynde Moya, Candice Cranmer, Xanthe Dobbie & Troy Innocent

 Wednesday June 26

  • Special Panel Session, organised by ISEA2024/4th SNMAA:
    The Heritage of the Pioneers, with Peter Beyls (BE), Keisuke Oki (JP), Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau (AT/FR) and Stelarc (AU), moderated by Melanie Swallwell (AU)

Other ISEA2024 Presentations Related to Archiving:

  • ISEA Symposia in Australia: Past, Present and Future (1992, 2013 & 2024) by Terry C. Wong
  • An Immersive, Interactive Journey Back in Time: Traversing SIGGRAPH’s 50th Conference History Exhibition and Events by Bonnie Mitchell, Kon Hyong Kim, Yamin Xu & Terry C. W. Wong
  • A Short History of the International Symposium on Electronic Art by Wim van der Plas
  • Art, memory, and place. Pioneering research and technology innovation to support creation (when resources are scarce) by Ricardo Dal Farra

*) The 4th Summit on New Media Art Archiving is organised by a team representing the archives of ISEA, SIGGRAPH, ZKM, ADA, FILE, Memoduct and others and is endorsed by ISEA International and Ars Electronica, in close co-operation with ISEA2024.