For the first time, the organizers of the International Conference series on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology in affiliation with Leonardo/ISAST, a driving force leading the field, is offering a scholarship in recognition of the best presentation at the Emerging Researchers’ Symposium in collaboration with Media Art Histories Re-Create 2015. The recipient will be awarded $1000 CAN to support their ongoing research.
Best Paper Award
RETRO ENGINEERING AND ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES: POSSIBLE ROADS TOWARD MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTION
Symposium des Chercheurs Émergents. Part of Re-create: Theories, Methods and Practices of Research-creation in the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. Montréal, 4-8 Novembre 2015.
This paper gives an insight of a research on media archaeological reconstruction of media and digital artworks. This experimental approach, illustrated by two practical cases, results in a duplication of the artworks within their original machines and languages. Based on retro engineering process, this approach is becoming a way to investigate the known, unknown and alternative stories by and for the ma- chines. The goal being to produce archives, witnesses of the machines’ related history and inherent imaginary.
Keywords: Media Archaeology - Retro Engineering - Imaginary - socio-technical history.