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

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.

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