SESSION TWO | 1:00PM – 2:00PM
POWER TO THE PEOPLE: LEVERAGING DECENTRALIZED TECHNOLOGIES FOR
COOPERATIVE STORAGE & PRESERVATION
Led by Ben Fino-Radin, Erin Barsan, Rachel Egan
41 COOPER SQUARE, 2ND FLOOR, ROOM 201A CS
Note: This session requires pre-registration and is capped according to venue size. This is a skill-building workshop. Attendees must bring a laptop.
The preservation, security, and authenticity of digital information are never ending challenges. Solutions can be cost prohibitive and overly complicated, and they usually rely on putting trust in some kind of corporation: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, etc. Decentralized storage technologies present a radical opportunity to wrest power away from the hands of major corporations and create community-based models of infrastructure. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to leverage the power of new decentralized storage technologies to create cooperative networks of preservation among their peer groups.
Ben Fino-Radin founded Small Data Industries out of a desire to bring the expertise and capabilities of the world’s best museums to the broader art world ecosystem.
Erin Barsan is a digital archivist passionate about art conservation and works closely with clients to solve information management and preservation problems that prevent them from meeting their mission.
Rachel Egan is an information scientist who enjoys the intersection of art, data, and technology. She helps clients solve technical preservation problems.