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 Radio News 
 Radio news about radio waves.
 News Report
 Produced by Tom Roe at Wave Farm/WGXC in upstate New York.
 WGXC 90.7-FM  
 For non-profit use only.
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Non-profit arts group Rhizome was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop Webrecorder to help archive the different forms of the internet.
Produced for Jan. 6, 2015, but can air a few days later.
In 2014 The New York Times profiled the prototype of a tool that records various kinds of internet content. At the time it was called Colloq, and was aimed to be, As close as possible, you're going to get the experience of interacting with the actual site," said Jon Ippolito, a professor of new media at the University of Maine who advised Rhizome, a non-profit arts group, in designing the project. It is reconstructing it, bit by bit, in a technology that is very close to the original and allows users to explore it interactively the way they could with the original. Now, Jan. 4, Rhizome was awarded a two-year, $600,000 grant to underwrite the development of what has become Webrecorder from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Webrecorder will save content from formats that may not linger on the internet. Remember Friendster or Myspace? Anything shared there ten years ago is lost currently in the Facebook world. "In 1999, Rhizome founded the ArtBase, a distinctive collection of technically diverse born-digital art. In 2009, recognizing the fragility of these system-dependent works, we created a digital preservation program to care for them.... we look forward to leading further innovation in the field of digital preservation through the Webrecorder project," said Zachary Kaplan, Rhizome's Executive Director. An early version of Webrecorder is available at webrecorder.io.

 Rhizome gets grant to help archive all forms of web art for Jan. 6, 2015 Download Program Podcast
Radio news about radio waves.
00:01:49 English 2016-01-06
 Produced at Wave Farm/WGXC in the Hudson Valley, New York.
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