Archive 2020: Esther Weltevrede – Archiving Web Dynamics

Internet researchers are confronted with an instable object of study, the ephemerality of the object. The question is how to make the medium permanent so we can study it with care? The shape of the archive informs what I can ask the archive. This perspective on archives is placed within Weltevrede’s research into National Webs.… Read more Archive 2020: Esther Weltevrede – Archiving Web Dynamics

Goodbye Geocities: On Archiving Websites

In 1996 I created one of my first homepages, a tribute website to the Canadian band Eric’s Trip. I was able to claim a beautiful Geocities url: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/3500/ It’s one big piece of pure nostalgia and 1996 web aesthetics: Photoshop flares, optimized for Netscape and hand-coded with HTML Notepad. The Last Update JavaScript stamp reads… Read more Goodbye Geocities: On Archiving Websites

Visualizing the Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 2)

This post is a follow-up on ‘Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 1)‘ After discussing the various features of walled gardens, we formed groups and focused on one of the three project topics. Our team took a special interest in the semi-permeability and the root systems and feeds of the walled gardens.… Read more Visualizing the Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 2)

Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 1)

Walled Garden is an international working conference that took place in the Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam on the 20th and 21st of November 2008. The Digital Methods Initiative participated in the session titled Mapping the Walled Gardens: Digital methods for researching and visualizing networks on the Web, moderated by Sabine Niederer and Richard Rogers. “What happens… Read more Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 1)

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