Ben Fino-Radin


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:

MoMA’s Digital Art Vault
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


Interview with Christopher Schreck for Periscope
NYT: "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"