An emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system to behave like another. At the Depot, we're interested in emulation for a variety of reasons.
This is how business is done in the age of the Stack. On a global scale, Nintendo is concentrating decades of public interactions with its games and game systems into the narrowest possible channel, in order to shut down cultural practices that they don't like, and to extract maximum profit.
Darren Wershler dusts off old consoles that say a lot about our culture
Materiality, Cultural Technique, Space, Infrastructure
On the limits of "hard" media archaeology
Collections, Platforms, Infrastructure, Signal Processing
This is not a sustainable practice, and that's okay.
This is not a media archaeology lab. This is not an archive. This is a research collection.