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
Library and Information Science,
Pratt Institute, 2014 (expected)
Master of Fine Arts, Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, 2014 (expected)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, New Media, Alfred University, 2007
• 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
* = forthcoming in next volume of Electronic Media Review
• 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"
Every time you reinforce the myth of immateriality, somewhere, a hard drive stops spinning.— Ben Fino-Radin (@benfinoradin) February 24, 2013