Author Archives: Jim Boulton

About Jim Boulton

Curator of "Digital Archaeology", an event that celebrates the golden age of the website and raises the profile of web archiving. The show has featured as a key part of Internet Week, gaining global media coverage and much appreciated support from The British Library, The Library of Congress and Google.

Bitworld: The creative history of computers

Eye magazine is the quarterly review of graphic design for artists and designs professionals. In issue 88,…

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Burning CDs that will run on Mac Classic

As I exhibit Web 1.0 websites on the hardware and software of the time, I often need…

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The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

Co-curated by Irini Papadimitrou and Bronac Ferran, Brown & Son’s Art that Makes Itself exhibition at the Waterman’s Art…

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The Imaginary App

DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, defies pigeonholing. Not only is he a musician and author, he’s…

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100 Ideas that didn’t Change the Web

I’ve been asked a lot which ideas didn’t make the cut in my book, 100 Ideas…

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How do you follow Tim Berners-Lee?

It’s 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee proposed the Web and the universal, inclusive space he generously…

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100 Ideas that Changed the Web

My book, 100 Ideas that Changed the Web, is out. You should all rush out and…

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Digital Revolution

After 18 months work, Digital Revolution is finally here. An exhibition of digital art, design, film, music,…

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Digital Archaeology: Barbican 2014-19

Digital Archaeology was a core part of The Barbican’s Digital Revolution exhibition, telling the creative history of…

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/Root – a degenerative algorithm

The Space is a website for artists and audiences to create and explore new digital art.…

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The Nexus Browser

Tim Berners-Lee made the first website, and the first web browser, on a NeXT Cube running…

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The first Web celebrity was a coffee pot

Back in 1991 at Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory. Quentin Stafford-Fraser worked in the Trojan Room. The…

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