Future Fossils: contemporary technological artifacts cast in concrete

The Bughouse Future Fossils series are a set of highly detailed, weathered concrete castings of near-contemporary technology, from DJ turntables to film cameras to Atari joysticks. They're a nice memento mori -- a weighty-but-whimsical reminder of our own technosphere's doomed frailty.

bughouse :: Future Fossils (via DVICE)


  1. I like them as sculptural pieces. The one thing, though, that strikes me as missing as ‘fossils’ is that virtually nothing fossilizes like that:

    Things fossilize in ways that simultaneously strip away detail(tissues decay, only some components are mineralized, skeletons are disrupted) and reveal subtle hints of things (internal anatomy, distribution of hard and soft tissues, manner of death, etc.) that may not have even been readily visible during life or use.

    A concrete casting of something weathers just like a lump of concrete. The camera, though, or the controller, would decay in a completely different, and much subtler, way. 

    1. Having just followed Christopher Locke’s link above, I would say ‘great minds think alike’.  We’ve been making Future Fossils for a couple years and were unaware of Modern Fossils. That being said, we are now fans of Heartless Machine!  —  Bughouse

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