A documentary series about community dynamics in aging virtual worlds, and the efforts enthusiasts have taken to preserve and document both software and player culture.
My name's Derek. I am a librarian, archivist, documentary filmmaker, and UX researcher. I have worked in open source software design, academic and public librarianship, archives, cognitive science research, film production, and elementary education. Particular interests of mine include library technology, digital preservation, cultural heritage, research data management, art history (especially 20th century), Copyright alternatives, psycholinguistics, social ecology, and film history. See below for some of the stuff I've done on the internet!
A feature-length documentary using Surrealist and Situationist lenses to look at the intersection of urban decay, ecology, and youth culture in a sleepy suburb drifting toward climate crisis.
An interview podcast I created for Simmons University. Librarians, archivists, and information science professionals talk about the coolest experiences of their careers, and how they got there.
An IMLS grant funded report featuring several case studies of successful artist-in-residence programs at cultural heritage institutions.
From 2014-2016 I was the main writer and editor of this blog covering potential futures in Library and Information Science.