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Resuscitated Discarded TVs

Alex Beker's Abandoned Televisions Shows the Importance of Memories

— October 19, 2011 — Fashion
The Abandoned Televisions photo series is sure to strike a cord in pop culture-loving individuals. It captures a bygone era in which these old, discarded TVs used to play classic shows like 'Little House on the Prairie,' 'Wonder Woman' and 'The Muppets.' As though reminiscing about the good ol' days, these TVs aren't the normally darkened versions of their former selves, but are quite radiant with images of these retro shows on their screens.

Shot by Miami-based graphic designer, art director and photographer Alex Beker, the Abandoned Televisions show the importance of remembering. As Beker puts it, "Suddenly, a discarded black box dying on a sidewalk comes back to life, and so do we--to our past life. In an instant, we identify the show, its characters and maybe even a particular episode, and we are rejuvenated by the memory."
Trend Themes
1. Nostalgia Revival - The resurgence of vintage technology and media is an opportunity for businesses to capitalize on the emotional appeal of the past.
2. Environmental Upcycling - As discarded items become more valuable, companies that find innovative ways to repurpose them can tap into a growing market for sustainable solutions.
3. Digital Nostalgia - As the world becomes more digital, the sentimental attachment to physical media and technology creates opportunities for niche businesses catering to these desires.
Industry Implications
1. Vintage Electronics - The nostalgia for old technology can be turned into a profitable market for businesses that restore and resell vintage electronics.
2. Art and Photography - Incorporating sentimental elements into art and photography can create unique emotional connections with consumers.
3. Environmental Sustainability - Providing eco-friendly solutions to repurpose and upcycle discarded items can appeal to consumers who prioritize sustainability.
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