The page above is great, as each one at http://oneterabyteofkilobyteage.tumblr.com is. You are surprised and thrilled every time (72 times a day till February 2027) a new screenshot pops up. But something is missing. Screenshots are a beautiful form of illustration, but they is also limiting because
— you can’t scroll
— you can’t follow links
— you don’t see animation
Scrolling and interaction are still the future. But the animation is ready to arrive. First to THE WALL of The Photographers’ Gallery in London, UK. From the 18th of April 2013 to the 17th of June 2013 we will be streaming “animated screenshots”, namely high fidelity, pixel perfect video captures of more than 8000 Geocities home pages. The One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age video show will run for 8 weeks, will be on view 24/7, with a new shot appearing every 10 minutes.
So, if in London, you have a chance to see this and 8000 other pages in full performance:
On the 10th of May 2013 we will give a talk at the gallery. Come if you are interested in the web culture of the 90’s, digital vernacular and performative archiving.
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