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Joey Heinen

Harvard Library
National Digital Stewardship Resident
Brooklyn, NY
Joey Heinen is an emerging digital archivist and media art conservator, specializing in obsolete digital formats from the 1990s. After working as Assistant Director of Visitor Experience at the Walker Art Center, he discovered his passion for time-based art objects and the challenges in continually presenting these works to new audiences. His archival work with video, live imaging processing tools, interactive, and computer-based artwork through the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at New York University focused on the intersections between conserving said objects and providing scholarly access to technical and historical documentation around the work. Some of his projects include a joint collection assessment for video artist Joan Logue, disk imaging of CD-ROMs from NYU Libraries’ Avery Fisher Center, video digitization for NYU Cinema Studies Student Center, and extensive work for artists Steina and Woody Vasulka as they prepared to donate their entire collection of video/computer-based art and ephemera to the University of Colorado - Boulder. He is currently working with Harvard Library as a National Digital Stewardship Resident, working to develop migration workflows for three obsolete digital formats - Kodak PhotoCD, RealAudio, and SMIL Playlists.