Preserving Video Games and Virtual Worlds

Preserving Video Games and Virtual Worlds

A "Tech Tuesday" look at how researchers are trying to preserve video games and virtual worlds from cultural oblivion.

You'll never be able to recapture the thrill of playing "Donkey Kong" for the first time on the original Nintendo system. And nostalgia has little to do with it. Researchers are trying to preserve classic video games -- but the work is surprisingly difficult. Tech Tuesday explores why video games are the forefront of the fight to preserve digital culture from oblivion in the 21st century.

Guests

Matthew Kirschenbaum

Associate Professor, University of Maryland - College Park

Abigail Potter

Digital Archivist, Library of Congress

Jerome McDonough

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

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