Stone of Umma

Digital image
What is the most reliable way to store our data ? Through the obsolescence of file types, degradation of USBs/hard drives and the unpredictability surrounding the companies that offer cloud support, compared to physical media, our digital files are in a very precarious position. How will our civilization be seen in times to come when all our digital records have perished ? Will historians call our time the digital dark age, where technology moved so fast that it out ran itself ? The most reliable way to pass digital data down through generations is to physicalise it, to physically write out the code. This work imagines a reality where the only outlasting artifact of our current age is a physical form of digital media.

© rory malone 2023