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.
Founder @ Small Data Industries
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
Every time you reinforce the myth of immateriality, somewhere, a hard drive stops spinning.— Ben Fino-Radin (@benfinoradin) February 24, 2013
• 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"