The challenge of preserving and archiving information... for all eternity : TED Radio Hour Information feels more accessible than ever, but the ways we store data are surprisingly fragile. Can we save anything forever? This hour, TED speakers explore preserving our past, present and future. Guests include artist CM Ralph, digital librarian Brewster Kahle, molecular biologist Dina Zielinski and archaeologist Chris Fisher.

The challenge of preserving and archiving information... for all eternity

The challenge of preserving and archiving information... for all eternity

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TED Radio Hour: For All Eternity
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Information feels more accessible than ever, but the ways we store data are surprisingly fragile. Can we save anything forever? This hour, TED speakers explore preserving our past, present and future.

Guests include artist CM Ralph, digital librarian Brewster Kahle, molecular biologist Dina Zielinski and archaeologist Chris Fisher.

This episode of the TED Radio Hour was produced by James Delahoussaye, Matthew Cloutier, Katie Monteleone, and Andrea Gutierrez. It was edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour, Rachel Faulkner White and Manoush Zomorodi.

Our production staff at NPR also includes Fiona Geiran, Julia Carney, and Beth Donovan. Our intern is Susannah Broun and our fellow is Malvika Dang.

This episode was engineered by Stacey Abbott and Alex Drewenskus.