Do you every think back to your early days of browsing the World Wide Web and wonder, “what ever happened to those sites I adored that are no longer visible?!?” (Don’t think too hard, now.) I (Danielle!) believe that design of any kind is important to the art world. And paying homage to the designs that inspired the ones we now know is equally as important. That is one of the reasons why archiving old websites is important to the history of digital imagery. How else will we know how far we’ve come when a website goes down for good or drastically changes?
As part of Internet Week New York, Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion will present The U.S. premiere of Digital Archaeology, an interactive exhibition celebrating the best and most influential sites of the early World Wide Web from June 6th-9th. Head to the exhbit to see The Project (1991), the first-ever Website created by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the self-destructive website for the film “Requiem for a Dream” (2000) among other creative and inspiring works of Internet art.
Tickets are regularly $25, but give a tweet about your purchase and the price drops to $15. You lucky students holding valid IDs get in for FREE!
Check out this video to get a better idea of what you might expect to learn:
Internet Week, which runs from June 6th-13th, aims to celebrate New York’s thriving Internet industry and community. More information is available at: http://www.internetweekny.com/
ALSO- DON’T FORGET!
Tune into Tuesday’s (tomorrow!) Artsy Fartsy Show to celebrate and reflect on the life of Gil Scott-Heron with Talib Kweli. Listen live at WBAI.org or on 99.5fm from 2-3pm.