Do We Need a Better Archive of the Internet? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

The internet is an archive, but it may not be all that great at it. Sure, it saves any media we can imagine (text, photographs, films, etc). But what about that stuff FROM the network? Status updates, tweets, image macros… they seem to disappear into the ether. Are they not worth as much to us as physical objects? We archive things so we can remember them, so is this network ephemera not worth remembering? Watch the episode to find out more!

DNews video “Is The Internet Changing Our Memory?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InlMjKJBrbE

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Geocities torrent: http://bit.ly/1dr158t

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Assets:
2:23 https://twitter.com/mrdavehill/status/274530531503398912
2:37 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=026IsHhSupE
4:02 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03ccxwNssmo
4:32 http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/1070/
4:33 http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/2228/
4:36 http://www.goecities.com/Yosemite/1450
4:41 http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/457500513/
4:42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/citnaj/981127136/
4:45 http://www.flickr.com/photos/styeb/3296369154/
4:52 https://thepiratebay.se/torrent/5923737/Geocities_-_The_Torrent
5:35 http://archive.org/web/
5:47 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icruGcSsPp0
5:52 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jU9mJbJsQ8
5:59 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ogTYIuu_I
6:18 http://i.imgur.com/lQIIkge.gif
6:21 https://www.youtube.com/user/roaringbee
6:23 http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/6918/
6:27 http://www.reocities.com/TelevisionCity/1639/
6:45 https://twitter.com/inpoliteco/status/445629159897722880
6:46 https://twitter.com/NicksTurners/status/445603231084072960
6:47 https://twitter.com/WakaFlockabsm/status/445593337211682818

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Research Sources:

Archiveteam.org

Matter and Memory – Henri Bergson
Archive Fever – Jacques Derrida
The Probability Archive: From Essence to Uncertainty in the
Mediation of Knowledge – John Hartley
Mechanisms – Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

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Music:

“Europe” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Carry on Carillon” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Level 5: Room for the Homeless
http://bit.ly/10N0Ykm
“Bouncy Castle” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“:P” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Binaerpilot “Geeks”
http://bit.ly/10N0UBf
“Squarehead” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Chiptune – Kenzalol
http://bit.ly/15vKwpN

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Comments:
Joe Hanson


Stefan Hayden

Yann Mirnoir

Markhor Matt

Trombe De Riz

dwoodruf

TheMightyForeskin

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