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  • Toward the New EnlightenmentFilm, Sound, and the Promise of New TechnologyScreening the Future 2011PrestoCentreHilversumMarch 14, 2011
  • ‣ PrestoCentre‣ “Keeping audiovisual content alive”
  • ‣ Anatoly Lunacharsky‣ Soviet Commissar of Enlightenment, 1917-1929‣ Believed all people had the right to all knowledge
  • I. The new EnlightenmentII. Five recommendations (plus 1 free bonus recommendation!)III. Conclusion
  • ‣ http://www.ina.fr/histoire-et-conflits/seconde-guerre- mondiale/video/AFE85001142/l-amiral-darlan-en- afrique.fr.html
  • ‣ http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bookshelf
  • Comité des Sages report highlights:- “There is no more urgent question than to secure the access of current and future generations”- Digitization “a moral imperative” Estimated cost: 100 billion Euros Still to go: - 24 million hours of audiovisual programs - 358 million photos - 75 million works of art - 77 million books - 10 billion pages of archives- Private sector “must be involved”- Digitized cultural content “important raw material for services and products”- Reach for a digital Renaissance instead of a digital Dark Age
  • ‣ http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/ activities/digital_libraries/comite_des_sages/ index_en.htm
  • I. The New Enlightenment
  • ‣ Anatoly Lunacharsky‣ Soviet Commissar of Enlightenment, 1917-1929‣ Believed all people had the right to all knowledge
  • ‣ www.samharris.org
  • ‣ www.kk.org
  • ‣ “Avatar”‣ James Cameron‣ Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., 2009
  • ‣ http://popcornjs.org/
  • ‣ http://popcornjs.org/‣ http://www.rebelliouspixels.com/ semanticremix/
  • II. Five recommendations (plus 1 free bonus!)
  • Recommendation 1:Engage our publics!Develop sophisticated marketing strategies for ouraudiovisual collections and investments.
  • ‣ “Mnemosyne,” directed by John Okomfrah (2010)‣ UK Arts Council film archives
  • ‣ http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bookshelf
  • Recommendation 2:Engage with technology!Make our content completely discoverable.
  • ‣ New partners
  • ‣ The “Music Genome Project”
  • ‣ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ Commons:Wikipedia_Video_and_Education
  • ‣ http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bookshelf
  • Recommendation 3:Facilitate use, and clear rights:Lead this charge: collaborate with current owners andtheir lawyers!
  • ‣ “The Anatomy of a Video Clip” (2010)
  • ‣ “The Anatomy of a Video Clip” (2010)
  • Recommendation 4:Partner with producers - where archives began!Build guidelines to modern productions from anarchival point of view!
  • Recommendation 5:Work with business!Collectively determine best practices for public-privatepartnerships in audiovisual cultural heritage.
  • ‣ Chiquitaleaks - INT - 2011
  • Bonus Recommendation # 6:Work with Americans!!!