R-CADE invites scholars and artists to do hands-on research and creative activities.
Scholars are free to take apart, dissect, and repurpose artifacts at R-CADE as they attempt to understand the historical and cultural significance of digital ephemera. While R-CADE does not preserve in the sense of keeping objects in their “original” condition, the archive is in fact an exercise in the preservation of digital culture. By allowing for the study and exploration of digital ephemera, R-CADE aims to ensure these digital artifacts a place in our histories and our various scholarly conversations. Each year DiSC hosts a symposium during which scholars share research and creative work.