Graham Pullin sends us MoLI, the Museum of Lost Interactions.
His 3rd year students in the Interactive Media Design course at the University of Dundee were asked to explore the history of interactive design and reflect on the social impact that the technological changes have brought.
They were asked to research Lost and Dead Media ... and build working models (using found objects and MaxMSP on iMacs) of fictitious historical products that might have been lost precursors to modern products and media. To underpin their authenticity, they filmed documentaries with archive film footage, and uncovered contemporary photography and packaging.
Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay them is that the ex-head-of-a-major-mainframe-computer-manufacturer came round the exhibition and left believing every one of the exhibits - this was actually a bit embarrassing (although we had been inspired by the ambiguity of the Museum of Jurassic Technology all along).
Pictured above: Edwin J Baird's PRAT Sampler (1918), the birth of modern day multi-track audio recording.