Category Archives: media archaeology

A Short History of the Index Card

For those who appreciate such things, this brief account of the life of the index card by Jonathan Schifman is worth a quick look. Schifman reminds us that not too long ago ‘if you wanted to find the best and most comprehensive information about anything, you headed to a library. You just had to check two things […]

Memory units

“The memory-units of the past, mostly on paper, are increasingly replaced by dynamic, temporal forms of interim archiving in digital space. The transience of new archives, their ever shorter half-life, is their fate, their curse, and their opportunity.” From Wolfgang Ernst, ART OF THE ARCHIVE. The full text is available here. See also: Wolfgang Ernst, Digital […]