Noah Wardrip-Fruin on New Media

A brief interview with Noah Wardrip-Fruin was published in the Guardian today, in which he emphasizes the importance of efforts to archive new media objects, such as the ELO's PAD project:

People think of new media as something without a history and, in terms of new media objects, we're certainly in trouble with respect to archiving. There are some interesting efforts being made to preserve digital objects but most are trying to preserve the same things about digital objects that you'd preserve about a book or a film. There aren't that many people working on the problem of trying to preserve things that are highly interactive, highly procedural pieces of new media. The Variable Media Initiative at the Guggenheim is working on it, as is the Electronic Literature Organisation – but they're definitely in the minority.

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