Speaker profile: Dr Anne Laforet
Anne Laforet is a researcher, teacher and critic.
Her PhD thesis in information science on the preservation of net art was published in 2011: “Le net art au musée. Stratégies de conservation des œuvres en ligne” (éditions Questions théoriques). As a specialist of net art preservation, Anne was commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture to conduct a study in this area in 2002, and worked from 2010 to 2012 on the European research project “Digital Art Conservation” (led by ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, in Germany). For this project she developed preservation case studies for the Espace multimédia Gantner in Bourogne (France) while studying its collection, and co-directed the international symposium “Digital Art Conservation: Practical Approaches. Artists, Programmers, Theorists” for the Ecole supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (ESADS, France) in 2011.
Since 2011, Anne Laforet has been teaching at ESADS. She is currently part of the Locus Sonus audio art laboratory in Bourges and Aix-en-Provence (France). Since 2001, Anne has also worked as a freelance writer on digital art for print and online publications,including Poptronics.fr and Arte.