Lesson Teaching to Keep the Old Stuff: Floppy Disk Art

Oldschool is in trend. Computer technology has its own oldschool. The first thing which strikes the eye is a rapid evolution of storage media. For now we almost forgot about them, having quick internet connection and virtual space to keep the info. But remember that just a little bit earlier we couldn’t imagine our lives without CDs.

But I want to look even deeper in the past and remind about such indispensable attribute of 90’s as… I think you have already remembered… yes, exactly! – I mean floppy disks. Their regular usage ran out once the CDs entered into mass use. However, we live in wonderful postmodern age, when the old things, seemed to be unnecessary, get a new life. And sometimes this life is even much more effective, than the previous incarnation. As for the floppy disks, they became the attribute of art – so called Floppy Disk Art.

Sure, I know, that everything around is art and we just need to see it. So some guys saw it in floppy disks and then just a little bit transformed them into more suitable form for less art-sighted people. Let me present the examples.

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Nick Gentry

Nick is a great artist, he was the first to use floppy disks as a material for his paintings. Most of Nick’s works are portraits, however sometime he also make great abstractions. I think there are should be no more words – you just need to see that beauty.

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Well, you saw, what people can do with recycles things. It’s beautiful. Why can’t you do anything like that in your web design?

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About the author:

Art Rivera: Deeply interested in everything connected with Internet, I sincerely suppose the web is the only future reality for the humanity through its inevitable involving into every part of human life. I’m not a great fan of cyberpunk concept, but the world is keeping that certain direction of total connectedness. And of course there should be someone, who can write the history, who would describe and analyze and enter in the record all notable changes and tendencies on the web. Hello, it’s me.

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