A Day in One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

1 November 2019
10:30 — 16:30

Location: Het Huis Studio 3

This workshop seeks to explore the early web through the unique interface of the GeoCities Research Institute, under the guidance of Olia Lialina, net artist, vernacular web researcher, and keeper of the archive.

The day will start with a short introduction to web history, methodologies of web history research, and especially notions of “Small, Weak and Stupid” as a productive and respectful approach to the digital vernacular.

Participants will be tasked with examining a particular collection of the archive, to find answers to an open question. There will be some hours to research and document the findings; and! to immerse in the material, resurfacing with more questions. The goal is to resist distant reading, abstraction, and algorithmic excavation; to rely instead on human time and memory, interpretation and serendipity.


Participants are asked to bring a laptop with Firefox browser installed.

The workshop is free of charge, please apply by sending an email to with a short motivation in English (max. 150 words).

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