Are you a super fan of Law & Order? All 456 episodes and 20 years of it? Well one super fan took his obsession to new—and more academic—heights. Jeff Thompson's project started out when he simply started watching (read: binge-watch) old episodes of Law & Order on Netflix. However, the hobby soon became a project when he started taking screen grabs, and cataloging every instance of a computer in the 20-year run of the show (and its various spin-offs and incarnations).
Now the project, which started as a blog, has morphed into a Museum of the Moving Image exhibit in New York City. Along with the exhibit, he'll host a lecture sharing his findings—and those findings aren't just about pictures and technology. No, Thompson has created a visual history of the evolution (and subsquent cultural impact) of technology on our society—all through the lense of Law & Order.