Hello everyone!

If you are around Rotterdam the next weekend, I would like to call your attention to the following event:

Floppy Totaal is back! On Saturday, the 31st of August, the first and longest living project entirely devoted to contemporary floppy disk culture and art will visit WORM once again for an event entirely devoted to floppy disk music. During this occasion, which is dubbed 'Floppy Totaal: Magnetic Flux', we will be taking a look at the various ways in which recording artists and music labels utilize floppy disks to produce, share and distribute their music today. Floppy artists Adam Frankiewicz from Pionierska Records and Floppy Not New(s), Sascha Müller and Remute will showcase their views during a two part program consisting of workshops, talks and performances. What are the benefits of distributing music on a medium which most people don't have access to nowadays? And what can floppy disks teach us when we consider them as an alternative to a music scene that is dominated by streaming services and constant access? These and many more questions will be answered! 

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Floppy Totaal is a Rotterdam based research project that investigates the reuse and re-purposing of 'outdated' technology as a cultural phenomenon. By examining the contemporary usage of the iconic floppy diskette as a case study, we can assess the way past technology is integrated into our culture today, as well as its future potential. We aim to become a central knowledge hub in our field of interest by means of live events and an active online environment that collects and showcases relevant lectures, workshops, games, performances and installations. The goal of our project is to inject the debate surrounding obsolescent media with new enthusiasm and stimulate a critical approach to our topic with the help of extensive research. 

Hope to see you there!

All the best,
The Floppy Totaal Team