Version Control and Archive Freedom

Published on February 14th, 2018


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Version control systems (VCS) check the differences between versions of code or text. By archiving (by means of a timestamp and the name of the author) and making available ongoing versions of a project, VCS allows multiple people to work on elements of a project without overwriting someone else’s text. Changes that are made can easily be compared, restored, or, in some cases, merged. Finding a coherent and structured way to organise and control revisions has always been at the core of archival practices, but it became even more urgent, and complex, in the era of computing.

Curating Machines: Creating and Curating in the Digital
Royal Holloway, London
Wednesday 21 Febaruary 2018

 

Version Control and Archive Freedom
Workshop by Annet Dekker and Lozana Rossenova

Version control systems (VCS) check the differences between versions of code or text. By archiving (by means of a timestamp and the name of the author) and making available ongoing versions of a project, VCS allows multiple people to work on elements of a project without overwriting someone else’s text. Changes that are made can easily be compared, restored, or, in some cases, merged. Finding a coherent and structured way to organise and control revisions has always been at the core of archival practices, but it became even more urgent, and complex, in the era of computing.

 

Curating Machines: Creating and Curating in the Digital

The Dept. of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, is pleased to announce the launch of a new research series: Curating Machines: Creating and Curating in the Digital.

We’ll be hosting five events from January to June 2018, each consisting of a three-hour long workshop, followed by a public lecture. More information on individual events can be found in our events section and on the department’s website. Please save the dates!

All events are open to the public and free to attend, but priority will be given to PGR students for participation in the workshops. To book a place for the lecture, workshop (or both) and for all other enquiries please email: publicresearch.mediaarts@rhul.ac.uk

The series is organised by Olga Goriunova, Lilly Markaki and Chris Townsend (Dept. Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London).

Special thanks to No Más / No More (nomas-nomore.com) for sharing their time and designing our visuals!


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