WGBH/FRONTLINE Records Manager John Campopiano has launched New England Media & Memory Coalition (website forthcoming), a regional organization dedicated to fostering discussion and promoting a better understanding of how media and digital and analog technologies intersect with and relate to memory, identity, nostalgia, and senses of place.
To celebrate the launch of this new organization, John is inviting those interested to the organization's first event (split into two parts) on Saturday June 20th.
Co-sponsored by Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV), the first part of the event will feature a visit and presentation by Laurelin Kruse, director and curator of the Mobile Museum of American Artifacts. Laurelin's presentation will take place at SCATV and will be filmed for posterity (12pm-1pm, FREE).
Later that afternoon, join us for the Community Vault screening at the Davis Square Theater -– an event showcasing archived programs alongside contemporary media contributed by community media centers from around Massachusetts (3pm-5pm, $7).
Those interested in archives, community media, or media in general, should check it out. We hope to see you there!
ABOUT THE NEMMC
The New England Media & Memory Coalition (NEMMC) is a regional organization dedicated to fostering discussion and promoting a better understanding of how media and digital and analog technologies intersect with and relate to memory, identity, nostalgia, and senses of place. NEMMC supports and is represented by myriad professions including but not limited to archives, A/V and moving-image conservation, cultural informatics, art, and information science.
For more information about NEMMC, watch for upcoming emails with links to their website, Facebook page, event listings, links to related content, and more. The inaugural issue of their quarterly digital newsletter will be available at the end of July/early August and will feature articles about the upcoming June 20th events with SCATV and Community Vault. It will also feature an in-depth interview with Dana Keller, professional colorist, Simmons GSLIS alum, and founder of History in Color
Stay tuned for more from NEMMC!