The new improved




I have spent most of the day at my computer improving my wordpress skills so I could move my Links blog off wordpress.com (they started including ads on their hosted blogs) and then updated and redesigned both blogs. I made my first wordpress child theme, rewrote some php files, changed the css, etc. At least I have something to show for these hours of staring at my screen, but seems a far cry from art making, but part of the process I suppose.

The Web in 1996

Marianne and I are writing about Collected Visions for Photoworks journal. To get my mind moving to answer her questions. I started researching what the web looked like in 1996 when Collected Visions launched.

Internet Society > Brief History of the Internet

Wikipedia > History of the Internet 

The Internet was commercialized in 1995 when NSFNET was decommissioned, removing the last restrictions on the use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic.


Slate Magazine – Jurassic Web, Feb 2009

Media Bistro How Does the Internet of 1996 Compare to 2011? [INFOGRAPHIC]

From ekarj.com (?)  Written 7-10-06

The World Wide Web: Past, Present and Future by Tim Berners-Lee (written in 1996)

Voyager Co. that was the major player in the production of interactive CD-Roms disbanded in 1997! Case study

going back a step>

What the Internet looked like in 1995 Washington Post (with video form PBS Computer Chronicles

Smithsonian Blog from December 12,2012:Fun Places on the Internet (in 1995)

Regret the Error – Mistakes Happen

Regret the Error reports on media corrections, retractions, apologies, clarifications and trends regarding accuracy and honesty in the press. It was launched in October 2004 by Craig Silverman, a freelance journalist and author based in Montreal.

>> Just heard about this on ‘On the Media’ with the story about Wall Street Journal publishing an online editorial blaming Norway bombing on Jihad extremists than quietly changing it without acknowledging error.
[original WSJ article here, and the edited one  here.]

Great On The Media with Brooke really going after Fact Check as she talks about fact checking debt ceiling debate.

entire July 29 OTM here

The Revolution will not be Televised but it will be Remixed

The Revolution will not be televised – Gill Scott Herron, 1970

interesting info on on the song on Wikipedia

Labelle – Something In the Air/The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Labelle made it their own.

As so many are saying, it may not be televised, but it will be streamed and remixed.
How We Watch, Forward & Remix the Revolution: excellent compilation of videos, photos, and remixes with interesting commentary by Brian Merchant, from the Utopianist, 2.4.11. He and  I looking at many of the same things.

More Links #egypt

Aljazeera English spotlight on Egypt’s Revolution

Photos from the Protests in Egypt – NYTImes