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    Full article has a German resource for retrieving all formats apparently
    and dealing with tape degradation

    Wiped out: The race to save our video heritage

    28 August 2013 by Sarah Everts
    Magazine issue 2931. Subscribe and save

    Pictures of spreads from New Scientist magazine

    See more antique video tech in our gallery: "Video dinosaurs: Monster
    machines of tape tech past"

    GERD STERN, 84 years old, with sneakers, rings, khaki pants and wild
    white hair, sports a bushy beard reminiscent of Allen Ginsberg in his
    pomp. Then again, the two beat poets had a long history: they first met
    in the late 1940s when they were residents at the same psychiatric
    hospital in New York City.

    As part of a collective called USCO – the Company of Us – Stern started
    combining beat poetry with multimedia installations in the early 1960s.
    A typical example might recreate the experience of an LSD trip using
    slide projectors, oscilloscopes, flashing diffraction patterns, shouting
    voices and sitar music.

    It was to revive memories of those times that early last year Stern
    found himself at New York's John F. Kennedy airport, bound for Germany.
    In his ...
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