A number of designers and artists, however, see these mediums – forgotten radio and TV frequencies, film-based cameras and the like – as valuable resources from which to create new works.
It’s these resourceful types that arts organisation South Kiosk is celebrating at a forthcoming evening at the Design Museum, Vestige.
The showcase will feature interactive installations, talks and workshops, exploring how technologies many consider to be obsolete are being reinterpreted for the future.
Among the designers and artists taking part are risograph printers Victory Press, James Early (Lucky PDF), and artists Kate & Laslett and Bradford Bahamas.
The evening forms part of a Design Museum programme of events around The Future Is Here show, that explore how rapid technological advancement is changing the relationship between designer, manufacturer and consumer.
Vestige takes place on 24 October at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 from 6.30 – 9.30pm. tickets are available to buy from the website