Retro-Engineering and Alternative Histories: Possible Roads Toward Media Archaeological Reconstruction
Abstract

Abstract:

This article gives insight into research on media archaeological reconstruction of media and digital artworks. This experimental approach, illustrated by two practical cases, results in a duplication of the artworks within their original machines and languages. Based on retro-engineering, this approach is becoming a way to investigate the known, unknown and alternative stories by and for the machines, the goal being to produce archives, witnesses of the machines' related history and inherent imaginary.