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Alumnus to give talk on digital forensics
4/17/13

 

Ben Fino-Radin, AU Class of 2007, will give a presentation on “Digital Forensics, Emulation, and the Art of Restoration” on Wednesday, April 24 at 4 p.m. in Perkins Library at Duke University.

He will discuss the process of digital forensics, investigation, and anthropology in the context of restoring the remains of The Thing, an electronic Bulletin Board System used in the early 1990s as a networking tool for artists across the globe until the advent of the World Wide Web.

Fino-Radin is a New York-based media archaeologist and conservatorworking to complete an MFA in digital arts and MS in library and information science at the Pratt Institute. He works at Rhizome at the New Museum, leading the preservation and curation of their born-digital art collection, and in the Conservation Department of the Museum of Modern Art, where he manages the Museum’s repository for digital assets in the collection.