[Audio] Preserving Video Games and Virtual Worlds

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.

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor, University of Maryland - College Park

Abigail Potter
Digital Archivist, Library of Congress

Jerome McDonough
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

The Kojo Namdi Show is out of WAMU, an NPR station in DC. While I haven’t had a chance to listen to this yet myself, a good friend up there recommended this to me and Kojo usually has interesting discussions on whatever topic he’s handling. Most often politics of course but this might be of interest too.