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Jason Scott

Jason Scott

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New York

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December 2022 - December 2022

Jason Scott is a lifelong archivist of things digital, personal and societal, working both as a childhood and amateur acquirer of the digital realms. In a professional capacity he has been a documentary filmmaker, archive website maintainer, and activist archivist, co-founding a radicalized preservation group for dying websites. He is the founder of TEXTFILES.COM, a quarter-century-old online gathering place of the golden era of the Dial-Up Bulletin Board System, which has expanded over the years into many other areas related to them. His documentaries include BBS: THE DOCUMENTARY, GET LAMP and DEFCON. Since 2011, he has been the "Free Range Archivist" of the Internet Archive ( where he helps process the thousands of daily uploads to the site, as well as outreach and advocacy of the Internet Archvie's goals of Universal Access to All Knowledge. 

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Co-Hort of MONOCHROM in presentations, outreach, appearances
Livestream at MONOCHROM offices of Q&A and daily archiving
Chronicler of the experience

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