On May 1, The Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center will officially launch the Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera (R-CADE). The R-CADE is a collection of hardware and software made available to scholars for research purposes. Unlike many archives, the R-CADE does not necessarily aim to preserve these artifacts, at least not in the traditional sense of this word. Scholars are free to take apart, dissect, and repurpose artifacts in the R-CADE as they attempt to understand their historical and cultural significance.
The event will include both a workshop and a panel discussion about the object. The workshop will take place in the ModLab (Fine Arts 215) from 10:00am until 1:00pm, and the panel discussion will take place in Fine Arts 110 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Both events are open to the public.