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Old Machines Get Resurrected From The Dead-Tech Abyss In Crazy GIF Series

Jim Golden's "Relics Of Technology" thankfully does not animated dial-up Internet set-ups.

by Zach Sokol
Apr 25 2014, 5:50pm

In what feels like a cross between Daniel Canogar's "Small Data" and something from the drafts folder of Toilet Paper Magazine, Jim Golden's GIF series "Relics Of Technology" turns antiquated tech into re-animated devices. Set in front of '70s-friendly pale hues, the machines are brought back from the dead media abyss to blink and whir once again. 

From typewriters to floppy disks, the series was inspired when Golden found a football-sized cell phone at a thrift store. "These photos are reminders that progress has a price and our efforts have an expiration date," says the artist rather nihilistically. 

See some of his throwback art below, and get the shivers thinking about how dial-up Internet could be turned into a GIF. 

All images by Jim Golden. See his website for more of his awesome work.


h/t DesignBoom


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