ATG Quirkies: Sleep Mode: Retro Screen Savers

The folks at Motherboard are highlighting  a new exhibit that celebrates the lost art of the screensaver.

It’s the brainchild of Dutch digital artist Rafaël RozendaalIn a art show that he cleverly calls  Sleep Mode,Rozendaal is curating a gallery of 27 screensavers in a way they’ve never been seen or appreciated before… Four of the oldest screen savers will be on their native machines, for context, but most will be blown up along the large space provided by Rotterdam’s Het Nieuwe Instituut (New Institute). Rozendaal has also put together an audio tour and an online collection of interviews with the people who created the screensavers…”

Who’d’a’ thought it!

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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