Registration is open for the third international Economies of the Commons conference, held at EYE Film Institute Netherlands on 11-12 October 2012. Professionals and academics working in the areas of film, video and photography archiving and (online) accessibility will be able to catch up on recent developments in archiving here. The evening programme on 11 October, which will feature an EYE FilmQuiz and VJs, will be open to the general public.
The third edition of eCommons3 – Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives is a must for anyone looking to gain theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on practical know-how about digitisation and the future of audiovisual archives. EYE Director Sandra den Hamer will open the conference, followed by staff from the three partner institutes – EYE, the National Archive, and Sound and Vision – who will present the results and challenges from four years of the Images for the Future project.
Additionally, the conference’s (inter-) national guests will discuss perspectives on the future of audiovisual archives in the digital age. In its most expanded edition to date, eCommons3 welcomes experts including William Uricchio, David Bollier, Kate Theimer, Martin Berendse, Giovanna Fossati, Tony Ageh, Julia Noordegraaf, Marco Rendina, Paul Rutten, Mirko Tobias Shäfer and Bernt Hugenholtz. eCommons3 also offers many practical presentations from the partnering institutes, including speakers from several of EYE’s departments of film collection, film-related collections, digital presentation, and restoration & digitisation.
The evening programme, starting at 20:00 on 11 October, is a chance for everyone to see what Images for the Future has achieved. The programme consists of a special edition of the EYE FilmQuiz based on fragments from films, stills and TV series that were digitised as part of Images for the Future. Isolde Hallensleben will present the programme and the band Blind Parade will provide musical accompaniment. Concurrently, a relevant film will be screened in the other auditorium. From 22:30 to 01:00, the party will continue in the EYE’s Arena where there will be a special performance by the VJ duo urbi et orbi, who will transform the Arena into a filmic panorama full of unique fragments from Images of the Future.
Tickets (€75 early bird, €100 regular), programme details and more information can be found at: www.ecommons.eu.