Unpacking the hard drive

We began by unpacking the hard drive of Kurenniem’s materials as prepared by Perttu Rastas of the Finnish National Gallery. The file contained snapshots from various home computers of Kurenniemi (sometimes the result of his own migrations between computers), as well as digitized materials from various analog media (C-60 cassette tapes, Hi8 and DV tapes). Copying the files proved to be non trivial as the drives Macintosh format (HFS) caused some strange behaviours when copying on a Linux system to Nicolas’ drive (which later we realized was formatted in a Windows-specific format (NTFS). Perttu told us that the drive, edged in elastic orange plastic, was advertised to be able to survive drops of 2 meters, a claim which we did not test.

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