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Materializing Media Archaeologies: The MAD-P Hard Drive Excavation

Issue: Vol 2 No. 1 (2015)

Journal: Journal of Contemporary Archaeology

Subject Areas: Archaeology

DOI: 10.1558/jca.v2i1.27083


Weaving together the theoretical and methodological assets of the fields of archaeology and media archaeology, this paper presents the first phase of the Media Archaeology Drive Project (MAD-P) wherein we aim to articulate a formal procedure for the excavation of media objects. Using an abandoned hard drive as our case study, we introduce our approach, discuss its varied intellectual implications, and suggest a series of next steps for developing the method and extending its deployment outwards to contemporary archaeologists as well as media archaeologists themselves.

Author: Sara Perry, Colleen Morgan

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