Hermeneutic Implications of Cultural Encoding: A Reflection on Audio Recordings and Interactive Installation Art

  • Federica BressanEmail author
  • Sergio Canazza
  • Tim Vets
  • Marc Leman
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 701)


This article proposes a reflection on what the emerging discipline of digital philology means to the encoding, preservation and access of multimedia cultural material. In particular, it focuses on audio recordings and interactive multimedia installations. It describes a general setup required for the re-mediation of audio recordings that supports a philologically informed methodology for long-term preservation, and it points out some of the major challenges posed by interactive art in long-term preservation. This article extends the discussion started at the IRCDL in 2013, in the light of the authors’ activity during this time.


Digital philology Digital humanities Audio documents Interactive multimedia installation art 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federica Bressan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sergio Canazza
    • 2
  • Tim Vets
    • 1
  • Marc Leman
    • 1
  1. 1.IPEM - Department of MusicologyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PadovaPaduaItaly

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