The Resource Digital dark age? : gambling with humankind's knowledge, German United Distributors, (electronic resource)

Digital dark age? : gambling with humankind's knowledge, German United Distributors, (electronic resource)

Label
Digital dark age? : gambling with humankind's knowledge
Title
Digital dark age?
Title remainder
gambling with humankind's knowledge
Statement of responsibility
German United Distributors
Title variation
Gambling with humankind's knowledge
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Compact and portable, digitized information is an attractive alternative to bulky books, analog media, and emulsion-based photographs-but can it stand the test of time? In this program, Stewart Brand, co-inventor of the TCP/IP Internet protocol, and others in the know assess the rapid proliferation of digitization; confront the alarming risk of massive data loss through technology obsolescence, platform incompatibilities, and storage media degradation; explore the potentially catastrophic impact of data loss on cultural identity; and outline some of the efforts being made to stave off a digital dark age
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Runtime
53
Technique
live action
Label
Digital dark age? : gambling with humankind's knowledge, German United Distributors, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on May 12, 2005
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Changes in Recording History (4:28) -- Digital Continuity (4:46) -- Compact Discs (5:44) -- How Long Can Data Be Safely Stored? (3:33) -- Paradigm Shift (5:46) -- History of Computers and Emulation (5:01) -- Migration and Film Digitization (3:06) -- Preserving for Prosterity (4:51) -- Deciphering Data (4:48) -- Rosetta Disc (4:30) -- Preserving the Culture's Identity (4:48)
Control code
100033079
Extent
1 streaming video file (53 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
Digital dark age? : gambling with humankind's knowledge, German United Distributors, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on May 12, 2005
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Changes in Recording History (4:28) -- Digital Continuity (4:46) -- Compact Discs (5:44) -- How Long Can Data Be Safely Stored? (3:33) -- Paradigm Shift (5:46) -- History of Computers and Emulation (5:01) -- Migration and Film Digitization (3:06) -- Preserving for Prosterity (4:51) -- Deciphering Data (4:48) -- Rosetta Disc (4:30) -- Preserving the Culture's Identity (4:48)
Control code
100033079
Extent
1 streaming video file (53 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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