What Would It Look Like If Instagram Ran On Windows 95?
These GIFs imagine if the most popular image-sharing service was a program on the early operating system
For many, Windows 95 was their first operating system and opened the door to a lifetime of computer use. If you’ve ever wondered what some of the modern programs and services are, Russian artist Misha Petrick gives us a glimpse of what Instagram would look like if it premiered back when computer screens required some heavy lifting.
The Instagram for Win95 project takes a twenty-first century idea and places it back in 1990’s technology. Complete with pop-up windows, a teal and grey color scheme and chunky layouts, a GIF is taken back in time before social media and high-speed internet. Petrick tells The Creators Project that the idea of taking something aimed at the youth and reframing it in his own childhood: