Ben Fino-Radin (b. 1984, USA) is a NYC based media archaeologist, archivist, and conservator of born-digital and computer based works of contemporary art. Research interests include: digital preservation, digital cultural heritage, web based creative communities, computer history, information architecture, metadata, and animated gifs.


Digital Repository Manager @ MoMA

Master of Library and Information Science, Pratt Institute, 2014
Master of Fine Arts, Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, 2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts, New Media, Alfred University, 2007



Selected Writing:

It Takes a Village to Save a Hard Drive
Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer
Conservation in Collections of Digital Works of Art
Digital Preservation Practices and the Rhizome ArtBase
When Machines Speak
The Web Browser As Aesthetic Framework



Press:

New York Times: "When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test"
New York Times: "Preserving That Great Performance"
Art F City interview
Library of Congress interview
Hyperallergic: "Conserving the Digital"
Boston Globe: "How digital art decays—and how to save it"
The Verge: "Archivists revive the bulletin board that rallied NYC's art scene in the 1990s"