In our increasingly digitally mediated world in which new technologies come and go in rapid succession, what will we leave behind for future historians and archaeologists? How will they be able to ‘read’ our present?
The New Digital Archaeologists is a project by speculative designers Marcel Helmer and Henrik Nieratschker. The exhibition shows objects and documents of the New Digital Archaeologists, a semi-fictional group of individuals, dedicated to the idea of preserving and developing digital culture and knowledge for future generations. Visitors are invited to explore new/alternative approaches to handling our own digital remains and experience the work of a future Digital Archaeologist.
The New Digital Archaeologists is one of six Brighton Digital Festival Arts and Tech commissions selected for the 2014 Festival.
Click here to hear a short interview with Marcel Helmer and Henrik Nieratschker about the ideas and development behind The New Digital Archaeologists.