Best Paper Award
RETRO ENGINEERING AND ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES: POSSIBLE ROADS TOWARD MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTION
Symposium des Chercheurs Émergents. Part of Re-create: Theories, Methods and Practices of Research-creation in the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. Montréal, 4-8 Novembre 2015.
This paper gives an insight of a research on media archaeological reconstruction of media and digital artworks. This experimental approach, illustrated by two practical cases, results in a duplication of the artworks within their original machines and languages. Based on retro engineering process, this approach is becoming a way to investigate the known, unknown and alternative stories by and for the ma- chines. The goal being to produce archives, witnesses of the machines’ related history and inherent imaginary.
Keywords: Media Archaeology - Retro Engineering - Imaginary - socio-technical history.