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Floppy Disk Fever: The Curious Afterlives of a Flexible Medium

Floppy Disk Fever: The Curious Afterlives of a Flexible Medium

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ISBN10: 9493148866
ISBN13: 9789493148864
Publisher: Onomatopee
Published: Nov 15 2022
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.95
Height: 0.60 Width: 8.00 Depth: 8.00
Language: English

A delightful romp through the surprising subcultures of an obsolete format

This volume explores the curious afterlives of the floppy disk in the 21st century through the work of those involved with the medium today. 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?

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