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Dead Websites To Be Buried In A Croatian Cave

Dead Websites To Be Buried In A Croatian Cave
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A firm of conceptual architects proposes a cemetery for dead websites deep underground.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 12 november 2010

The experimental architects at David Garcia Studio have proposed an answer to the puzzling question: Where do websites go when they die? The Internet is still in its infancy, but even so, there have been many sites created in the Internet’s various iterations that have already reached extinction. So how do we record the existence of these crucial pieces of information history?

The Dead Website Archive would be a physical archive located in the Munižaba Cave, one of Croatia’s largest, where the most relevant defunct websites, once selected, would have their contents laser cut into thin polycarbonate A4 sheets that would then be stored on the floor of the cave. Select websites from the archive would be projected onto the walls of the cave for further study.

In the words of  the David Garcia Studio:

In the depth of this natural hollow, the “website sheets” are arranged chronologically, placed directly upon the topography, lit by LEDs and visited as one would a library, or a forest. Down here, websites become unique realities, housed in a single location, guaranteeing a lifespan of hundreds of years; an alternative to the fleeting existence of a hard disk.

The juxtaposition of such a domineering physical landscape filled with such previously ephemeral would prove quite striking.

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