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The Giver of Names : Documentary Collection
David Rokeby
Interview with David Rokeby

In late 2007, Caitlin Jones and Lizzie Muller were awarded research residencies at the Daniel Langlois Foundation Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) to explore ways of documenting digital media artworks. These research projects focused on the exhibition e-art, New Technologies and Contemporary Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and more specifically, the installation The Giver of Names by David Rokeby.

Caitlin Jones' research objective was to examine a number of existing models of documentation with an emphasis on artist's intent. Lizzie Muller's original research objective was to find ways to document and archive the audience's descriptions of their experiences.

The combined results of these two studies are now available in the form of a documentary collection containing interviews, technical and audiovisual documentation on The Giver of Names, as well as essays on the methodology and the research issues of the two researchers. [More...]


Currently freelance curator, researcher and writer, Caitlin Jones was formerly the Director of Programming at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. Prior to this, Jones held a combined curatorial and conservation position at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. At the Guggenheim, she co-curated the groundbreaking exhibition Seeing Double: Emulation in Theory and Practice and coordinated the Deutsche Guggenheim exhibition, Nam June Paik: Global Groove 2004 in Berlin. As a key member of the Variable Media Network, Caitlin has also been responsible for developing important tools and policy for the preservation of electronic and ephemeral artworks. She is a staff writer for the new media art organization Rhizome.org and her writings have appeared in a wide range of exhibition catalogues, periodicals and other international publications.

Lizzie Muller is a curator and writer specialising in interaction, audience experience and interdisciplinary collaboration. She is Senior Lecturer in Design Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she recently completed a curatorial practice-based PhD. Recent projects include Mirror States, an exhibition exploring reflection and projection in new media art, and Thinking Through the Body, a programme of interdisciplinary research into physical interfaces for interactive art. Lizzie was founding curator of Beta_space, a dedicated venue for exhibiting prototypes of interactive artworks at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. From 1999 to 2003 she was Digital Arts Producer for the Junction Art Centre, Cambridge, UK.
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