Welcome to the library! This is a collection of links dedicated to the internet. It includes net art, blog posts, history and more! Everything has been grouped into categories, but they're not organized beyond that. See what catches your eye!
Like all libraries, it's free to read anything linked here. Unlike libraries, I'm not at the whim of rich, elderly board members who think they know what's best for the future of education and technology :)
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Last updated: 04 Feb 2021
AA web platform celebrating the internet, exploring social, technical, cultural and legal facts through interactive timelines.
A history of smileys on the internet.
A timeline of the history of the web.
A book covering the history of hacker subculture in the early 1990s.
Relating to or reflecting upon the state of the current web.
A blog post about navigating social media.
A short description of how modern websites manipulate us.
Open provocations for a means to critically question the personal, social, economic, political and aesthetic implications of accessing the internet.
A summary of problems with the existing email system, such as spam, scam, surveillance, insecurity, centralization and complexity.
Discusses the peer-to-peer web, the current state of self-publishing and the future of the internet.
A thoughtful essay on the internet and how it has changed.
An essay on the internet and how it has shifted from documents to applications.
An article about the beauty and value of text on the internet.
An essay that discusses the disappearance of the computer and the Invisible User.
An essay about the concept of a slower web.
The pros and cons of social media.
An essay about context collapse in modern social media - "an infinite number of contexts collapsing upon one another into that single moment of recording. The images, actions, and words captured by the lens at any moment can be transported to anywhere on the planet and preserved (the performer must assume) for all time"
An essay on context collapse and context restoration, "because Facebook feeds on personal sharing the way a vampire feeds on blood"
The history of net art from the '80s to the '10s.
An interactive net art project about social media.
A gallery of net art created over the pandemic quarantine.
Old Web Design
Web design in the '90s and '00s
A collection of galleries with intact screenshots of '90s and '00s web design.
A gallery of Geocities screenshots and old 3D art.
An online community dedicated to archiving nostalgic aesthetics.
Over 2,000 sorted websites showing web design trends from '96 to '06.
An essay about the old web creative web design.