A Day in One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

1 november 2019
10:30 — 16:30

Locatie: A Day in One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

In deze workshop verkennen we het vroege internet via de unieke interface van het GeoCities Research Institute, onder leiding van Olia Lialina, internetkunstenaar, vernacular web-onderzoeker en beheerder van het archief.

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 workshop@impakt.nl with a short motivation in English (max. 150 words).