“Signal to Code” explores 50 years of electronic and digital artwork and ephemera held in the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art. The exhibition, on display in the Hirshland Gallery of the Carl A. Kroch Library from March 17 to October 14, 2016, offers a unique opportunity to experience over 60 original electronic and digital artworks in video, sound, portable media and the internet, on fifteen separate media display stations. The exhibition also features posters, pamphlets and other ephemera documenting the work of international media artists along with the granting agencies and cultural centers that have supported this work across multiple artistic boundaries and geopolitical zones. “Signal to Code” provides a special emphasis on the influential histories of media art in Ithaca and the Central New York region, along with the Goldsen Archive’s extensive partnerships in Asia.
Founded in 2002, The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art is part of Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. The Goldsen Archive has become an international leader in the preservation of endangered media formats, from video to CD-Rom to internet art.
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This exhibition and related events are funded through the generous support of the Stephen ’58 MBA ’59 and Evalyn Edwards ’60 Milman Exhibition Fund, and the Rose Goldsen Lecture Series.
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