Gone in a Flash Workshop: Saving Your Flash Art From the Grave
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Did you know that Adobe Flash is disappearing at the end of 2020? In this workshop, digital archivist and artist Clara Chen will demonstrate how to save your favorite Flash works from vanishing forever. Using Rhizome’s free, open-source software Conifer, participants will learn how to archive Flash pages so you can continue sharing your favorite Flash animations, artworks, and games beyond the December 31, 2020 expiry date.
There are two ways to participate in the workshop. If you are interested in attending as an active workshop participant, please register here, as there is limited space. Active workshop participants can ask questions directly to the instructor and can share their screen. A general audience can also view the workshop, as it will be broadcast over the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s social accounts. The general audience can ask text questions in the chatbox.
Gone in a Flash is a digital programs series from the MacKenzie Art Gallery and Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre, focusing on the upcoming dissolution of the Adobe Flash medium. Since 1996, Adobe Flash has introduced artists to interactive, animated, and web-based work. But at the end of this year, this powerful tool is being permanently removed from the Internet. This online programming series brings together artists, digital archivists, and game developers to discuss their experiences with the medium and what its disappearance means for future of digital art.