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Digital Decay III (2007) - Claire Evans

By Rhizome

Statement: This video is an animation of the process of saving an image file in continuously lower file formats over hundreds of times.

This image is of a quote, taken from Douglas Davis' essay, "The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction," which argues (in part) that unlike analogue signals, which are like waves crashing upon a beach and losing clarity with every ebb of the tide, digital bits "can be endlessly reproduced, without degradation, always the same, always perfect."

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KSOUTH Nov. 24 2008 14:35Reply

Most excellent work on all fronts.

Dragan Nov. 28 2008 17:16Reply

This video would be cool if it would start with the photo of a cat.