"Digital information lasts forever or five years, whichever comes first."
This statement was asserted by Rothenberg to emphasise the importance of managing the rapid rate of our technological achievements. The primary focus of my thesis is the archiving of lost technologies, to impede the consequential obsoletion of our digital data. Insubstantial record keeping of our digital articles could leave future historians bemused by our information age. I am focusing on archiving the coding language behind the software we interact with everyday, alongside an assortment of the hardware that translates this into an understandable format.
My thesis explores archiving, the education of coding and decoding and the practice of and experimentation with coding language. Utilising technology is a way of preventing its obsoletion. My design is to be housed at Bletchley Park; home of the code breakers in World War II, an apt site that has built its reputation on deciphering coded messages.