Defining the Digital

Haidy Geismar

Abstract


In this commentary, I explore the ways in which digital technologies provide specific forms for the circulation and return of museum collections. I argue that the affordances of continued translation, metadata, and the digital-analog interface constitute a particular sense of recursivity that structures community and museum engagements.

Keywords


Archives; Translations; Digitization; Circulation; Metadata; Recursion; Repatriation; Return; Digital Anthropology; Digital Objects

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