Hi, my name is Rene Alberto Garcia Cepeda, and I just got accepted into a PhD program where I intend to create a manual to help curators deal with all the new forms of new media art that are appearing everywhere; be it music, video, video games or anything else, a lot of curators are not prepared to deal with such a dynamic field. My work would ensure that the digital heritage of the world is properly presented and shared in museums across the world.
This research is important for three reasons:
- There is very little literature on the field and what currently exists becomes obsolete as new technological advances continually change what we thought we knew. Therefore, my research will help update the knowledge we already have and maybe even contribute new ideas.
- It has practical world applications. As a manual for curators, the result of this research will help institutions and individuals that work with new media art to find in a collated form as a best practice manual addressing the most common challenges as well as offering pointers in the finer details of new media art curation.
- As a lecturer all the knowledge I accumulate through this experience will benefit not only me but an entire new generation of Mexican curators who will be able to draw both from my research and my lectures.
Any amount you can provide would be greatly appreciated and would be used towards tuition and maintenance fees.