Hello, my name is Colin Post. I'm a doctoral student in the Information and Library Science program at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where I am also working on a masters degree in Art History. My research interests include histories of cultural heritage institutions, all things archives, and digital preservation, and in particular the preservation of digital and net-based artworks.
Before moving to North Carolina, I received an MFA in Poetry from the University of Montana. My creative work investigates histories of poetic form, and the materialities of analog and digital media.
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- Post, Colin, Patrick Golden, and Ryan Shaw. "Never the Same Stream: netomat, XLink, and Metaphors of Web Documents." In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2018, 13:1-13:10. DocEng' 18. Halifax, Nova Scotia: ACM. doi:10.1145/3209280.3209530. (nominated for best paper!)
- Post, Colin. 2017. “Preservation Practices of New Media Artists: Challenges, Strategies, and Attitudes in the Personal Management of Artworks.” Journal of Documentation 73 (4): 716-732. doi:10.1108/JD-09-2016-0116.
- Post, Colin. 2017. "Building a Living, Breathing Archive: A Review of Appraisal Theories and Approaches for Web Archives." Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture 46 (2). doi:10.1515/pdtc-2016-0031.
- Post, Colin. 2017. “Ensuring the Legacy of Self-Taught and Local Artists: A Collaborative Framework for Preserving Artists’ Archives.” Art Documentation 36 (1): 73–90. doi:10.1086/691373.
- Post, Colin. 2018. "Supporting Artists' Personal Archives." In The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving, edited by Brianna H. Marshall, 157-168. Chicago: ALA Editions.
- Post, Colin. 2017. "The Ever-Shifting Landscape: Mapping the Present and Future of Digital Art Histories." In The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, edited by Judy Dyki and Paul Glassman, Second edition, 213-24. London: Facet Publishing.
- Post, Colin. 2017. “The Unending Lives of Net-Based Artworks: Web Archives, Browser Emulators, and New Conceptual Frameworks.” In Researchers, Practitioners and Their Use of the Archived Web. London. doi:10.14296/resaw.0005.
- "Stalking, Shredding, and Streaming: Reading E-Lit Through Artists' Alternative Browsers." Presentation at the Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival, August 13 - 17, 2018, Montréal, Canada.
- "Artists’ Studio Archives." Workshop at the National Forum on Ethics & Archiving the Web, March 22 - 24, 2018, New York, NY.
- "Archiving Workshops for Artists: Lessons from the Artists' Studio Archives Project." Presentation at the Art Libraries Society of North America 46th Annual Conference, February 25 - March 1, 2018, New York, NY.
- "Preservation Practices of New Media Artists." Webinar presentation at the Digital Preservation Coalition, February 8, 2017, York, UK. http://dpconline.org/events/past-events/preserving-new-media-webinar
- "Meet the Artist: Cornelio Campos." Conversation between Colin Post and Cornelio Campos as part of the Durham County Library's Humanities Program series, October 30, 2016, Durham, NC. https://youtu.be/77S1G6JvIEU
- "Creativity Around the Corner: Artists' Archives at the Durham County Library." Poster presentation at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, July 31 - August 6, 2016, Atlanta, GA.
- "Designing and Delivering a Digital Archiving Workshop for Studio Artists." Personal Digital Archiving Conference, May 12-14, 2016, Ann Arbor, MI.
- “Voices From Every Angle: An Experiment in Documenting Contemporary Art.” Society of American Archivists Research Forum, August 18, 2015, Cleveland, OH.
- “The Collapse of Romanticism in The Octopus.” Western Literature Association Conference, October 5-8, 2011, Missoula, MT.
- “The Production of Space in The Crux,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference, June 17-19, 2011, Missoula, MT.
akhilleus is an ongoing poem, following a network of actants engaged in poetic interventions into public spaces: virtual, cyber, physical, anywhere. This poem is a hub, with many discrete and related pieces emerging from this work.
Below is a list of my poetic publications, with links for everything available online.
- “Telos Haunts Billboards.” Proceedings from the Document Academy Volume 4, Issue 1, 2017.
- Excerpt from Lynx Perpetual Lynx, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, online, July 2015
- “The figure is an instance of”, small po[r]tions, 4th Issue, March 2015
- Excerpt from Lynx Perpetual Lynx, Deluge, 3rd Issue, September 2014
- “Blame not / lutes broken to / hondes” and “Some Diagrams of Gleytch and Skin”, Hoax Publication, November 2013
- “billboards”, “wintervalu”, “werrtheaudio”, textsound, Issue 12, Winter 2012
- “Mural Valus”, Pismire, third flight, 2011
- “Motel Matchbooks”, Pittsburgh IsReads, Summer 2009
- Aleph in the Cellar, Open Thread 2009