Screensavers are useless programs built into most computer operating systems that utilize a screen. They were originally designed to preserve old screen technology, specifically Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) screens. The screensaver was in constant motion and prevented burn-in, which occurred when CRT lights were lit in one area for too long, resulting in a ghost image of content left on-screen. Now, screen and energy saver technology has advanced; screensavers require more energy from the machine to run than if it were in sleep mode. They also drain the overall lifespan of a monitor, rendering the screensaver as a futile piece of software and a misnomer. Yet, screensavers represent a form of digital nostalgia and remain a unique platform for display. These are two screensavers I generated between 2015–2016. To read the full essay, visit the youtube description.
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