A Database of Interdisciplinary Art in Russia

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  • Papers at the Summit on New Media Archiving

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  • A Database of Interdisciplinary Art in Russia

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  • This paper looks at a new database of interdisciplinary art in Russia that is currently at the design and development stage. The database is intended as an open resource providing description and documentation of events and projects in the 20th and 21st centuries that involve early experiments and works of technological art, media art and art-science. The paper shows the specifics and aims of creating the database in the context of existing archives dealing with contemporary art in Russia. The paper presents an approach to data collecting and establishing selection criteria for the database materials and their basic structure. The paper concludes by description of opportunities in data analysis for those studying convergence of art, science and technology.


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