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.


  • Jerome McDonough Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
  • Abigail Potter Digital Archivist, Library of Congress
  • Matthew Kirschenbaum Associate Professor, University of Maryland - College Park

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