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I am currently researching the possibilities for making them accessible to the general public for the long term. A number of principles are central to my approach:

— Sharing ownership: I want to encourage multiple parties to engage with this material through a wide range of individual methods;

— Transparency and distribution: ensure that the CD-ROMs are easy to find and that interested parties have the practical and legal framework and freedom to view the works, to reuse them, and to document them.

In concrete terms, this will involve the following:

— Clearing of rights: contact the makers to enquire if their works are free of copyright restrictions or whether they can be published under Creative Commons licenses. This is an important guarantee for permanence; — Approaching enduring online platforms that can guarantee long-term conservation. For broad interest in the long term, the most suitable locations would be Wikimedia Commons and the Internet Archive. In addition, the arts projects should appear as closely as possible to the original context of their publication. For example, Mediamatic CD-ROMs should be made available on this organisation’s own website; — Thoroughly and individually documenting the ways in which the works can be viewed by the public.

The CD-ROM Cabinet receives financial support from a Mondriaan Fund Mediation Grant. For more information and updates:

Speculative Scenarios — Edited by Annet Dekker  

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