Trash Exchange is a web application for collecting and exchanging born-digital materials users have deemed unworthy of keeping on their machines. Through inviting its visitors to dig up their digital trash, Trash Exchange strives to create a space for sharing and displaying deleted images and screenshots with the hope of better understanding the role of curation in forming digital memories.

How does it work?

A step-by-step guide to exchanging your digital trash

1. Open your trash folder
2. Choose an image or a gif
3. Drag and drop it to upload
4. Give it a title
5. Submit
6. Get one back!