Like the humble compact cassette, the theoretically obsolete floppy disk is actually soldiering on. Floppy Disk Fever explores its journey in the twenty-first century by interviewing those involved with the medium today.
Edited by Niek Hilkmann and Thomas Walskaar and with contributions from artists, musicians, archivists, academics, tech experts and collectors, the book reflects on notions of obsolescence, media preservation and nostalgia, and challenges these by showing the endurance and versatility of this familiar piece of technology. From floppy filmmakers to floppy painters and beyond; what drives people to continue working with the medium that is typically deemed obsolete? What challenges and affordances does it provide? And what does the future hold in store for the familiar black square? By looking at the current presence of past technology we can assess our present-day situation and speculate on the future developments of our media minded landscape.
Onomatopee, 158pp, 20cm x 20cm, paperback, 2022
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