Both of us inspired by science fiction author Bruce Sterling's Dead Media project I collaborated with Brazilian artist and activist Claudia Borges to organize a Dead Media Party, in which we focused on the re-use and subversion of digital technologies. After refusing odd demands to implement a popular rockband from our initial collaborator de Melkweg in Amsterdam Claudia Borges managed to find us a perfect partner in WORM in Rotterdam. We had performances from JODI, Gijs Gieskes, Love Action Machine, and more. A dead media quiz informed the audience on e-waste. Artist Sasker Scheerder made a beautiful edible installation of cakes with portraits of important inventors. Promo blurb from then: "Media technologies die almost faster than they are invented. A technique that was new, innovative and promising yesterday may be a thing of the past tomorrow. Competitive techniques, market forces and image are ever more clearly crucial to the survival of a technique or product. In the world of media competing for survival, new, old, dead, dying, comatose and even zombie media techniques and products tumble over each other, and their interaction is underestimated. With the Dead Media Party we want to show a glimpse of the richness of our entire media spectrum, of the interaction between new media and 'media that are not dead but just smell funny'." The photo shows SaskerScheerder and his amazing display of edible dead media hero cakes.