Cost: Free

Motherboards and Motherloads

Ordinary Meeting of Fellows (Fellows and Guests Only)

Motherboards and Motherloads: The Evolving Excavation of the Digital Age, from 1999

Lecture by Christine Finn, FSA

In 1999, the author visited Silicon Valley by happenstance, and across a cache of early computers, and computer collectors. Her book Artifacts: an Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley (MIT Press, 2001) outlined her thesis for the value of collecting the material culture of the digital age. This talk will reflect on the way the past was re-viewed following the dotcom crash of 2001, and how the future has become archaeology.

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