NEW WORK: Eternal Portraits

Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait.


Part one of the Archive documentary: features Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and his colleagues Robert Miller, director of books, and Alexis Rossi, director of web collections. On a mission to create universal access to all knowledge, the Internet Archive’s staff have built the world’s largest online library, offering 10 petabytes of archived websites, books, movies, music, and television broadcasts.

The video includes a tour of the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco, the book scanning center, and the book storage facilities in Richmond, California.


IBM’s first magnetic disk memory storage, RAMAC. Total storage capacity: 5,000,000 characters (5 megabytes) 


What if maps had a 4th dimension, of history ? New York Public Library Labs  is building time machines for placing archival documents in space and time; a transformative tool for research in the digital humanities.


"My Petabyte Roommate": Jason Scott spends a night at Internet Archive and cozies up to the Wayback machine

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