Philosophy

in the Department of Philosophy and Religion

In the Sontag Archives

Archivist Gloria Gonzalez (B.A. ’11 philosophy) featured in The New YorkerJanuary 30, 2014. An excerpt from Benjamin Moser’s piece:

“I recently went into the recesses of U.C.L.A.’s research library to talk to Gloria Gonzalez, a twenty-four-year-old Mississippian. Gonzalez has found herself at the forefront of the movement to preserve this material since she began, while still a student, to deal with the Sontag archives. As I talked to her, my notes started looking like Sontag’s own, lines of unfamiliar words that defined a world new to me: “bit rot,” “forensic software,” “write blockers.”

“It’s actually not that new,” Gonzalez told me. “People have been using e-mail for twenty years. But it is new to archives. It’s not common for universities to look for this material.”

Read more here about Gonzalez’s work.

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