Motherboards and Motherloads
Motherboards and Motherloads: The Evolving Excavation of the Digital Age
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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