An interactive guide to the book's recommendations for preserving digital culture, organized by stakeholder.
An interactive quiz on examples from the book, organized by chapter.
Learn how a seemingly archival medium can be vulnerable to obsolescence on many levels.
Learn four preservation strategies--storage, migration, emulation, and reinterpretation.
An overview of the history and technology of digital storage, from floppy disks to DNA. The lecture also covers several techniques for making storage more reliable, from external backups to RAID to cloud storage.
Learn three types of emulation that are useful as a preservation strategy, including hardware-for-hardware, software-for-software, and software-for-hardware.
Learn how artists and curators use emulators to resurrect old platforms and hack vintage games for creative ends (based on 2004 Guggenheim panel discussion).
Nesting emulators inside other emulators to resuscitate ancient software programs.
Learn how to emulate a vintage game with a contemporary computer
Learn how categorizing creations by media-independent 'behaviors' can accommodate a wider range of technological and performative works than categorizing them by medium alone.