Once upon a time not so long ago, all of our media were physical – a picture was printed on paper, a song was pressed into vinyl or encoded in changing magnetic domains on a piece of tape. These days, things have changed a lot. Pictures and songs and other digital media have a very different nature from their analog ancestors. They exist beyond space and time in a kind of digital heaven, and have more in common with Plato’s Forms than they do with dusty piles of old records and photo albums.
The Vinyl Server highlights this difference by placing a digital photograph in an analog frame. It explores the idea of how to build a website that wears out as it is used, and shines a light on some unexamined metaphysical questions about digital media.
To present The Vinyl Server and talk about art and metaphysics
Anyone with an interest in digital media, art, metaphysics, or in being old school
Five things Audience Members Will Learn
- How to build an analog web server
- How to design for entropy and decay
- The nature of digital media can be found in Plato
- All about inspiration
- All about making stuff