Public lecture with Alessandro Ludovico

Public lecture with Alessandro Ludovico

Titel: Temporary Library, archiving and circulating digital culture.


23.02.2022 kl. 14.00 - 16.00


The Temporary Library project creates curated small libraries focused on new media art and culture whose publications are donated and made publicly available during an event (such as a festival or conference). The library is then donated to an institutional library, catalogued as a 'special collection' and then possibly loaned out again for another event. It is then kept in a permanent location but retains its character as a temporary object. This project is about digital culture and its archiving. In this talk, I will outline how paper has proven itself as a medium of documentation and thus contributes to 'archiving'. Furthermore, I will explore how the infrastructure of this particular library can contribute to creating a distributed physical archive that mirrors its network and content online, potentially integrating with official library systems to create a fruitful synergy. The unfolding of this synergy expresses the principles of such a system that archives culture with mutual recognition and use of traditional and digital media.

Alessandro Ludovico is a researcher, artist and chief editor of Neural magazine since 1993. He received his Ph.D. degree in English and Media from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK). He is Associate Professor at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton[1] and Lecturer at Parsons Paris – The New School.[2] He has published and edited several books, and has lectured worldwide. He also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12's Magazine Project. He is one of the authors of the award-winning Hacking Monopolism trilogy of artworks (Google Will Eat Itself,[3] Amazon Noir,[4] Face to Facebook[5]).


Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg in room 5.125/127