From a Huffington Post Article:

A look at what was discussed during a SXSW panel.

Presented by Jason Scott, adjunct archivist at Internet Archive, Kari Kraus, assistant professor at the University of Maryland, and Nick Hasty, director of technology at Rhizome.

The “Preserving the Creative Culture of the Web” panel at SXSW addressed an interesting question: “Should web sites and artifacts be treated like works of art or architecture?” Our three panelists discussed how these artifacts, along with video games, internet forums and user-generated forums, have cultural relevance, and it’s important to save them.


Kraus, a prim, spirited woman with a passion for gamers, takes it over to discuss preserving video games and virtual worlds. Her first project, through the University of Maryland, was funded by the Library of Congress, and archives a set of eight video games, such as “Mystery House,” the first work of interactive fiction with…

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