On October 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit New York City causing a record storm surge to sweep through Eyebeam, leaving behind three and a half feet of saltwater mixed with sewage and corrosives. In a single day, the flood claimed over $250,000 worth of AV equipment, books, and computers. Among the wreckage was Eyebeam’s archive of analog and digital media, chronicling the organization’s fifteen years of experimental art and technology.
This all-too-familiar scenario of data disasters threatening years of digital storage is featured in this great little video and article.
Sandy’s floodwaters wreaked havoc on 15 years of DVDs, VHS cassettes, MiniDV tapes, Zip disks, CDs and hard drives.
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