Technopolis (TV), Adolfo Plaisencia, Valencia, Spain, 2006. Video now available – click.

Evelyn Schlusselberg: Harvard University, 1994.

El Mundo: From Concentration to Manipulation, 1994.

Tony Kahn: Public Radio International , 1997. No longer available from PRI.



Clocking Imagination, Reason, and Memory


 Recent Papers

Cumulative Complexity: Understanding the Scope of Digital Liquidity, Continuity, and Viability. (pdf). Journal of Digital Asset Management, Vol 1, 1, Henry Stewart Publications, London, 2005.


A Different Planet, Neuromedia Asset Management. (pdf) Journal of Digital Asset Management, Vol 1, 2, Henry Stewart Publications, London, 2005.


Workshop on Multimedia Contents in Digital Libraries Chania, Crete, Greece, June 2 and 3, 2003. Sponsored by DELOS and NSF.   Neuro-Media and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.




Computer Graphics and Multimedia: Applications, Problems, and Solutions, John DiMarco, Editor, Idea Group, Inc, 2003, Chapter 10: Everything That Can Communicate Will: Aspects of Digital Asset Alignment and Management.  (PDF also available).


When Everything Learns, Ben H. Davis and Craig Kanarick, editors, Razorfish, 2001.


What are the long-term implications if we rely on current digital technology to preserve our cultural memory?  Ben Howell Davis, Introduction to Time and Bits: Managing Digital Continuity.


Time and Bits: Managing Digital Continuity, Margaret MacLean and Ben H. Davis, Getty Trust Publications, 1998.  


Full text of Time and Bits: Managing Digital Continuity.


Time and Bits Website at the Long Now Foundation.


Creator of the Introduction to ...Series: Managing Digital Assets, Achival Description, Digital Imaging, Metadata, Vocabularies, Object ID., Art, Image, Access, Getty Trust Publications.


Designer and production, on line version of Introduction to Imaging: Issues in Constructing an Image Database.


BEO, Senoj, Ben H. Davis, George Hemphill, Sarah Schroth, Nexus Press, 1977.



Producer, Millennium Lectures, Getty Center, 1998-99.

Crossing the Millennial Divide, Hillel Schwartz.

Being Global, Nicholas Negroponte.

A Sixth Memo for the Next Millennium: Vulnerability, Ruth Behar.


Lecture Notes

From Commentary to Contemplation, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, November, 2003.

Information? University of California Santa Barbara, April, 2002.

Photography and the Internet Tisch School of the Arts, New York University,




All in Good Timing, Razorfish Reports, October, 2000.

Tom's Rules of Thumbing, Razorfish Reports, August, 2000.

Digital Storytelling, Razorfish Reports, May, 2000.

Transcript of Digital Film Forum, UCLA, May, 2000.

What will become of New Media?, Spectra, Publication of the Museum Computer Network, 2000.

Our Good Earth: The Landscape at the End of the Century, Hemphill Fine Arts, 1999.

Art and Environment, 1999.

Cultural Memory, Virtual Worlds and Simulations Conference, San Francisco, January 17-20, 1999.

Digital Reference: Building and Rebuilding, Visual Resource Association Conference Los Angeles, CA, February, 1999.

Making Aesthetic Judgments in the Information Age, 1998.

Introduction to Time and Bits: Managing Digital Continuity, Getty Center, 1998.

Book Publishing: The Web, CD-ROM and other Digital Dreams, 1997.

Digital Technology: Where Are We?, 1997.

The Future of the Past,   (click here for full text at the Virtual Heritage Website), Scientific American, August, 1997.

The Culture Machine: Science and Art on the Web, Scientific American, August, 1996.

The Gallery in the Machine, Scientific American, May 1, 1995.

Teacher of the Future, 1994.

Wheel of Culture, 1994.

Digital Museums, 1994.

The Human Interface to Large Multimedia Databases, 1994.

Arts/Humanities on Infobahn, 1994.

Looking and Learning Through Computers, 1993.

Infrathin Multimedia, 1993.

Image Learning, 1991.

Teaching with Media, 1991.

Environmental Multimedia Networks, 1991.

Apprende au futur, 1990.

Ballet Mecanique, 1988.

Moving Diaries, 1988.

Time of the Teacher, 1988.

Imagining Antarctica, 1986.

Memory Theater One, 1985.

Ben Davis, Georgia State University Art Gallery, 1985.

Sky Disc - Implications, 1984.

Without Windows, 1982.