Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied‘s One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age Tumblr is celebrating a year since posting its first screenshot of homepages retrieved from the wreckage of GeoCities.
The veteran net artists, with the help of online archivists Archive Team, managed to salvage what they could following Yahoo’s unprecedented dumping of the Web hosting service’s content in 2006 and have kept its remnants in circulation on Tumblr ever since.
As an invaluable tribute to web user culture and digital folklore, they’re marking the occasion by re-posting the three most popular pages, keeping as close as they can to the original URLs and optimising the pages for contemporary browsers. Not surprisingly, the wildly popular ‘Divorced Dads Page’ still stands at number one.
Read an overview of Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenchied’s artist talk on the project from last year and see the One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age research blog for details. **
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