The Nostalgia Bug by Oona Peeson

Capstone 2022

Using nostalgic multimedia to generate a conversation between Y2K and COVID.


“The Nostalgia Bug” is a multimedia installation rooted somewhere between the past and present. Through old tech and objects, it reflects on the panic of the Y2K Computer Bug. With elements of visual media, such as video, and other objects, it highlights the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic left in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. All together, through senses of sight, touch, and hearing, “The Nostalgia Bug” aims to welcome viewers in to an eerily nostalgic experience, and push them to not only recognize both the Y2K Computer Bug and COVID-19 Virus as contributing factors to moments of uncertainty in different moments of time, but also see the potential connection between them.


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