Chris Lacinak

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Born into a family active in human rights and social justice advocacy I was particularly compelled by the focus and spirit of this summit. I founded the consulting and software development firm AVPreserve in 2006 and recently moved from Brooklyn to Wyoming with my wife, Stephanie, and mastiff, Paco. From 2005 to 2012 I served as an adjunct professor in the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Masters program, developing and teaching 5 courses. I am a member of the board for, and am also here representing, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).

Relevant Projects

Among the organizations we have been fortunate to partner with, and which I would be excited to talk about in this context, WITNESS, Facing History and Ourselves, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies are some that fit most directly into the category of organizations focused on social change. We have also done a great deal of training and developing free and open source resources to support under-resourced organizations working toward building and fostering community and social change. At a higher level our work is almost entirely focused on enabling access to, and use of, information to the benefit of people, organizations and causes.

Affiliation

AVPreserve / AMIA

Sector

For-Profit, Other NGO or Non-Profit

Website

www.avpreserve.com / http://amianet.org/

Twitter

@avpreserve