Floppy Totaal is the first festival in the world entirely devoted to contemporary floppy disk culture and art. By showcasing recent lectures, workshops, performances and installations that make use of the iconic floppy disk we investigate the perseverance of nostalgic redundant media and its impact on the way we perceive the 21ste century. We welcome contributors from all over the world to take a look at the past and learn something about the future. The next edition of the festival is scheduled for spring 2019.
Niek Hilkmann (1989, NL) is a twenty-first century polymath with a background in art history, media design, musicology and natural history. Besides being resposible for various music and media-archaeological events at WORM, the institute of avant-gardistic recreation in Rotterdam, he is the curator of 'De Grote Hoop', an historical film program dedicated to obscure Dutch film, and one of the core members of varia, the center of everyday technology.
Thomas Walskaar (1986, NO) is a graphic designer and researcher. He has a Masters in Media Design and Communication from The Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Ravensbourne in London. His personal interests revolve around frailty of storage technology, and the importance of the individual to store with caution. He recently published a book My Hard-Drive Died Along With My Heart"
Lídia Pereira (1990, PT) is an indepent designer, artist and researcher based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She is the founding editor of the Immaterial Labour Union zine (2015-), a project offering a low-barrier entry level for contributors to express their views on social media labour, but also a low-barrier entry level for those wishing to become acquainted with these debates. Her current interests revolve around the political organisation of labour in corporate social networking platforms and working class identity within networked economies, presenting a focus on the power structures governing online and offline behaviour.