After years of close interaction with the many wonderful, quirky, and dedicated archivists in this great country of ours, I am unilaterally nominating Rick Prelinger as the coolest archivist on the planet. He will showcase his wares again on May 16 from 2 to 4 pm at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The event is called Lost Landscapes of San Francisco and is not to be missed.
Prelinger invites people to respond out loud to an array of short clips he digs up from God knows where. Historians, residents, and hipsters alike delight in this material and Prelinger’s witty, upbeat narration of the clips.
What other archivist introduces his materials with references to Borges and citing the enclosure on the archival commons?
See the event page here.