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I'm really digging the concept behind this floppy disk series by artist Nick Gentry.

Since graduating in 2006, Gentry's focus has been on technological advancement and its effect on society. Throughout time, information has been recorded on physical objects like tapes, polaroids, disks. But as media is rapidly absorbed into the web, many of these formats are quickly becoming obsolete.

Gentry wants to challenge this notion of use and dispose by giving these personal artifacts of the past a renewed purpose - as a medium for art.

And I love. Such a cool concept.





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5 comments:

February 4, 2010 at 10:49 PM CAPow! said...

wow, those are really beautiful!

February 4, 2010 at 11:16 PM Good Girls Studio said...

Upcycling into art! Way cool!

February 4, 2010 at 11:31 PM My Favourite Things said...

Very cool concept, I love these.

February 8, 2010 at 5:54 PM Hope Chella said...

This is one of my favorite pictures of snow on hair! Love it :)

February 10, 2010 at 9:34 AM Chessa! said...

VERY cool indeed. what a great concept...and so relevant.