A Collection of Misfits: Time Based Media and the Museum

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:00am to Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 6:00pm

A Collection of Misfits: Time Based Media and the Museum
Carnegie Museum of Art - Pittsburgh, PA
November 21-23

Registration is now open for A Collection of Misfits: Time-Based Media and the Museum!

Presented by Carnegie Museum of Art, “A Collection of Misfits: Time-Based Media and the Museum” is a two-day symposium designed to encourage discourse about the practical and philosophical issues of building, maintaining, exhibiting, and preserving time-based media art collections. Bringing together professionals from all points along the media continuum—artists, archivists, curators, conservators, academics, and media archaeologists—this symposium addresses the opportunities and challenges of working with time-based media. From well-established museums to independent projects, from physical galleries to digital spaces, the symposium seeks out the sites where time-based media resides, with an eye toward innovative approaches in traditional and non-traditional venues alike.

The Misfits symposium is supported by a grant from the A.W. Mellon Foundation. To register and for more information, including a preliminary program, please visit our website. Please direct any questions to Philip Leers, senior research associate of Carnegie Museum of Art’s time-based media collection, at leersp@carnegiemuseums.org.




I'm really looking forward to this -- we should collaborate on a post about the sessions!


Ashleigh & Anna-Sophia,  I would also be willing to contribute to a post.  I'm also on one of the symposium panels. 


I assume that the deadline for poster applications has passed? I'd love to attend, but my institution will only provide travel reimbursement if I present in some capacity.


Hey Adam, yes, the presenter schedule is set and I don't think there will be poster sessions, so unfortunately it looks like there are no further opportunities to present. I don't know what your travel options are, but I'm sure someone in the LIS community here could lend a couch or spare room, if that would be of any help!


Thanks for the info, Anna-Sophia! It's probably for the best. This will be my first conference, and I'd rather observe than present. As for lodging, I decided just to stay at the Wyndham for the "reduced rate." It's only a couple of evenings, after all, and it will definitely be worth it!


This looks like an incredible event. Might one of you be willing to post a post-symposium blog about the event's sessions? I know I'm not the only one eager to hear about the weekend.


Thank you!

Amanda Starling Gould


I'd love to read a blog post on this.  Also, if you live tweet the event, send your hashtag!


Now seems as good a time as any to resurrect my woefully inactive twitter account. @acjaz