Museum of Digital Archaeology
color video on VHS, sound; 00:02:25
The Museum of Digital Archaeology is part of a series of fictional educational tapes that present formal analyses of obsolete technologies and design language. Dubbed to VHS tape, its texture and attitude are reminiscent of exceedingly dull documentaries once showcased in public schools throughout the 1990s and 2000s. It uses historical context to call attention to the fundamental units and aesthetics of computer-generated objects that have otherwise been disregarded. The video’s dry tone and subject are used as leverage for humor to subvert pragmatic, high-definition views of technology.