12 minutes | Jan 18, 2017

#4 Talking Pop-up Media Migration with the XFR Collective’s Rachel Mattson

In this episode, Molly talks with Dr. Rachel Mattson about her work as a member of the XFR Collective, an all-volunteer group of over 14 members, does the work that it does, partnering with artists, activists, individuals, and groups to preserving at-risk audiovisual media – especially unseen, unheard, or marginalized works, like this gay wedding celebration – by providing low-cost digitization services. Please read below for more information about the XFR Collective and the tools we used to produce this podcast. Here is a link to a rough transcript of the episode: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yf3iDqDTA9sw_YfEpS-c-m4kTiLzR03wIy7IKszuY1M/edit?usp=sharing Related Articles and Links XFR Collective’s website: https://xfrcollective.wordpress.com/ “At a Queer Film Festival, a Collective Offers to Digitize Your Videos for Free” by Sarah Cowan, published November, 2015 in Hyperallergic http://hyperallergic.com/253658/at-a-queer-film-festival-a-collective-offers-to-digitize-your-videos-for-free/ “Preserving that Great Performace: XFR STN Offers a Digital Update at the New Museum” BY Melena Ryzik, published on August 11, 2013 in The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/arts/design/xfr-stn-offers-a-digital-update-at-the-new-museum.html https://archive.org/details/2015_MIX_Ingall_001 “Remembering My Father, Who Sang at My Brother’s Big Gay Jewish Wedding: How far we’ve come, and how far we’ve yet to go, when it comes to LGBT rights” by Marjorie Ingall, published on June 16, 2016 in Tablet http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/205426/remembering-my-father-who-sang-at-my-brothers-big-gay-jewish-wedding “Art is Long, Life is Short: the XFR Collective Helps Artists Preserve Magnetic and Digital Works” by Mike Ashenfelder, published on July 29, 2014 on the Library of Congress’ blog The Signal https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2014/07/art-is-long-life-is-short-the-xfr-collective-helps-artists-preserve-magnetic-and-digital-works/ Music and Soundtracks Cardboard Air Band / part 2: https://archive.org/details/XFR_2013-07-26_1B_02 Andy and Neal's Pre-Wedding Dessert Reception: https://archive.org/details/2015_MIX_Ingall_001 Opening and closing track: “Magic” by Otis MacDonald Cassette Tape Rewind from YouTube Audio Library Tools used to record this podcast Blue Yeti microphone: www.bluemic.com/products/yeti/ Transcribe: transcribe.wreally.com/app Reaper: www.reaper.fm/
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