Digital Curation

A pie chart of all Digital Curation job titles from 2021

UMaine study suggests pandemic has spurred digital curation jobs

Even during an economic downturn, digital curation openings surged 61% from 2019 to 2021, according to a recent study conducted by UMaine’s Digital Curation faculty. One cause may be the pandemic’s effect on institutions that depend on public outreach and access, which have increasingly turned to new techniques for engaging their audiences over the Internet.

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Sothebys event on NFTs

New Media faculty decode the meteoric rise of NFT art

Recent headlines about digital art selling for millions of dollars are evidence the rise of NFTs has shaken the art world. In a series of public talks and workshops, New Media faculty show how NFTs work and how to separate their promise from the hype.

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2021 New Media Night in Mozilla Hubs

Seniors mount New Media exhibitions in virtual space

From a web-based gallery of videos, to a virtual opening surrounded by 3d mountains, to an afterparty conversation around a digital campfire, this year’s New Media seniors found unusual ways to celebrate their innovative capstones with their families and classmates.

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At the Edge of Art by Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito

Can artists help us design ethical technology?

How has the boundary between art and non-art shifted in the Internet age, and what does that mean for design, activism, science, and other creative activities? This question is the subject of a Dario Moalli’s fall 2019 interview with New Media faculty and Still Water co-directors Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito in the venerable periodical […]

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