The Internet Archaeology project is a wonderful collaboration between artists, designers, and tech-minded people around the world, started by an artist named Ryder Ripps in New York.
"Essentially we're going through older, overlooked websites and archiving content," says participant Stefan Moore, "But the main difference between this and archive.org is that here, there's a focus on showcasing what we find."
Old-school webhost Geocities will be shutting down later this month, so the site seems particularly timely right now.
"We just finished archiving and curating a bunch of geocities flash sites," says Stefan, "Check it out under the section marked 'webgrabs."
internetarchaeology.org and internetarchaeology.tumblr.com.
Last week, an employee of a Starbucks in Mill Valley, California, just north of San Francisco, found a tiny digital camera hidden in a bathroom air freshener. At the time of the police statement below, they hadn’t determined whether the camera had wireless connectivity. This particular Starbucks is a bustling hangout for kids from the […]
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