Artist Christopher Locke of Austin, Texas, presents a humorous tribute to the beloved but short-lived gadgets and tools of the nineties.
Anyone who has lived through the 90s will instantly beam upon hearing the words Gameboy, Motorola, Floppy Disk, Cassette Tape, Boombox, and other items that, while short-lived, still remain as icons of the well-loved era. Immortalizing these items and much more in stone, Austin-based artist Christopher Locke unveiled a series of “fossilized” tech from the 90s, ranging from Game Boys, video game controllers, telephones, to even miniature boomboxes and the iPod, among many others. Each creation is marked by special Latin name: the Nintendo Game Boy, for example, is named Dexteludicrum repuerasco, while the 3.5 inch floppy disc bears the name Repondicium antiquipotacium.
Locke explains the thinking behind his fossils:
These are modern fossils. They are made from actual archaic technology that was once cutting-edge. Most of these examples were discovered in the United States, although the various species are represented all over the world. It is sad, but most of these units lived very short lives. In a special process, these items are reproduced in a proprietary blend of concrete and other secret ingredients, giving them the look and feel of real stone fossils.
Flip through the images below to see other “tech fossils” of Locke:
Images by Christopher Locke