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Bad Things

The Most Upsetting Noises From the BBC's Sound Effects Archive

We help you navigate the newly available trove, from "Rats scampering & scraping" to "​Woman, two screams as at apparition."
Alex Robert Ross
4.24.18
Wii U

The Mission to Archive Nintendo's Dying Social Media Platform

All those 'Splatoon' memes may soon have a new home.
Matthew Gault
9.5.17
photojournalism

2,000,000+ Photos Archive 50 Years of Aussie Life—in Arkansas

This LA art dealer just bought 2 million vintage photographs from the Sydney Morning Herald archive; now he’s sorting it.
Shana Nys Dambrot
8.7.17
Music

Essential Alan Lomax, According to the Guy Who Knows His Work Best

Nathan Salsburg's job is archiving one of the world's most famed archivists.
Rick Paulas
7.19.17
HOTY

Jason Scott Is Archiving CD-ROMs and Floppy Discs From Closets Around the World

Game patches, spreadsheet software, FTP sites, software update files—the digital preservationist is saving rare bits of computer history that would otherwise be lost forever.
Jason Koebler
5.3.17
painting

You Can Find Every ‘Joy of Painting’ Painting in This Searchable Bob Ross Database

We spoke to computer programmer Felix Auer about his archive of every painting made in ‘The Joy of Painting.’
Nathaniel Ainley
4.5.17
White Whales

Software Preservation Is a Job for the Government, UNESCO Says

Code is heritage.
Jordan Pearson
4.5.17
golden years, go-old

Programmers Are Racing to Save Apple II Software Before It Goes Extinct

We're living in a golden age of Apple II preservation.
Jordan Pearson
3.24.17
Art

There's an Online Galaxy Full of Star Wars Art

Curator DB Burkeman archived of Star Wars art for the internet.
Beckett Mufson
1.15.17
video

Here’s 520 Hours of Trump Interviews So You Can Fact-Check the President

A blusterous archive.
Jordan Pearson
1.5.17
Internet

Experience Enron's Everyday Evil with a 500,000+ Email Experiment

One of the most notorious corporate scandals in American history comes to your inbox in Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne's project, 'The Good Life.'
Azura Wannmann
1.4.17
christmas

This GeoCities Advent Calendar Is a Christmas Miracle

Stop pretending your childhood was spent in snow covered log cabins with that Thomas Kinkade crap.
Zack Kotzer
12.3.16
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