Materializing Media Archaeologies

The MAD-P Hard Drive Excavation

Authors

  • Sara Perry University of York
  • Colleen Morgan University of York

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jca.v2i1.27083

Keywords:

contemporary archaeology, digital archaeology, excavation methodology, hard drive, media archaeology

Abstract

Weaving together the theoretical and methodological assets of the fields of archaeology and media archaeology, this paper presents the first phase of the Media Archaeology Drive Project (MAD-P) wherein we aim to articulate a formal procedure for the excavation of media objects. Using an abandoned hard drive as our case study, we introduce our approach, discuss its varied intellectual implications, and suggest a series of next steps for developing the method and extending its deployment outwards to contemporary archaeologists as well as media archaeologists themselves.

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Author Biographies

Sara Perry, University of York

Sara Perry is Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Management, Department of Archaeology at the University of York.

Colleen Morgan, University of York

Colleen Morgan is the EUROTAST Marie Curie Research Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.

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Published

2015-09-02

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Perry, S., & Morgan, C. (2015). Materializing Media Archaeologies: The MAD-P Hard Drive Excavation. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 2(1), 94–104. https://doi.org/10.1558/jca.v2i1.27083

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