Photographer Robert Burley takes pictures of the end of analog for his book The Disappearance Of Darkness. Christine Frohnert and Christiane Paul explain why it is difficult to care for digital artworks and Social Media theorist Nathan Jurgenson wants us to understand what is truly revolutionary about ephemeral photographs and platforms like Snapchat. Sponsors: (offer code: theory ) and



2 comments on Artifacts (redux)

  1. @ben loved u since TMI

    These discussions echo ones I heard in the 80s where librarians discussed digital archives. Coming of age in that time means I mourn the 5 1/4″ floppy.

    Strange thing is that I still have software programs, APL source code that still runs, either as-is, or after some light tweaks. Not all media decays in the same way.

    P.S. I also like Gerard Langlet’s TOE, still associate the term with him.

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