Location: Theater Kikker
Jason Scott is an American archivist and the founder of Textfiles.com. He works for the Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine, with which you can search through 15 petabytes (15,000 terabytes) of information and 400 billion archived websites. Scott helps to save archives and websites that are in danger of disappearing. A recent example is his involvement with the downloading of Hyves, the social network that drastically declined after being taken over by the Telegraaf Media Groep.
Jason Scott― Artist
Jason Scott (1970, US) is an archivist, historian of technology, and filmmaker. He is widely known for his web site Textfiles.com, which archives files from old Bulletin Board Systems. A Bulletin Board System is a precursor of the internet and allowed the user to upload and download data, chat, e-mail, post on the Bulleton Board, and read news. In 2005 he made a documentary about these Bulletin Board systems titled BBS: The Documentary, and in 2010 the documentary GET LAMP followed, in which he investigates interactive fiction. Next to this Scott works for Internet Archive, a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.
Friso Wiersum― Moderator
Friso Wiersum (1976) is a program maker, moderator and connector. Friso works as project manager communications at the European Cultural Foundation. He also is a member of Expodium, an urban do tank which curates, teaches and publishes on art and the city. He sometimes reviews books, is a member of a dj collective, rides his bicycle and plays baseball.