A Rehab Center For Old Computer Files

A group of media artists are running a rehabilitation clinic to recycle and reuse maladjusted files.

Lisa Baldini
Lisa Baldini on October 14, 2010.

Amongst the numerous half written text files and erroneous downloaded jpegs, the computer’s recycle bin may seem like an unlikely place for media artists to mine for interesting source material. The Jaca Art Center in Bel Horizonte, Brazil, seems to think otherwise. Hosting an “Object-Oriented Therapy Center,” the goal is to rehabilitate your discarded files:

Object-Oriented Therapy Center is a place for maladjusted objects. We identify the real potential of orphaned objects, often called trash. Instead of repairing discarded objects in order to integrate them functionally into society, we have designed a treatment to understand and realize their full potential beyond their use as commodity given by human intentionality.

We encourage you to bring along some of your troubled objects and deposit them at the clinic for further treatment. We guarantee them to emerge from there as re-vitalized and independent beings, that maybe you want to take back home, after the successful treatment.

Jaca Art Center

[via: F.A.T. Labs]

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TOPICS: Arts & Culture, Web & Technology
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Lisa Baldini is a regular contributor to As a student of Graham Harwood, Luciana Parisi, and Matthew Fuller, Lisa's interest in technology lies in how culture is changed from the bottom up through history, materiality, databases, user experience, and affective computing. A student of social media marketing, she sees how people try to engage consumers through technology and how much failure is at hand by misunderstanding the medium. A teacher at heart, she writes and curates in an effort to link the knowledge derived between the academic, art, and business worlds.