Assembly Over Algorithm: Resisting Overnarrativization
Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer, filmmaker and Professor of Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz. His collection of 60,000 ephemeral films was acquired by Library of Congress in 2002. His archival feature Panorama Ephemera (2004) played in venues around the world, and his feature project No More Road Trips? received a Creative Capital grant in 2012. His 27 Lost Landscapes participatory urban history projects have played to over 45,000 viewers in San Francisco, Detroit, Oakland, Los Angeles, New York, and elsewhere. He is a board member of Internet Archive and frequently writes and speaks on the future and politics of archives and archival access. With Megan Shaw Prelinger, he co-founded an experimental research library in San Francisco in 2004, which serves over a thousand artists, researchers, and activists each year.