Elliott Cost, Veronica Obenauer, Spencer Chang and Syllabus Project
You are invited to take an internet walk. With Spencer Chang, I’ll guide you to hidden poetry in the source code, niche directories, and a river of visual bliss. The walk takes place at your own time and pace. If you get lost, please let us know because we’d love to come and discover the sites at the end of the world.
What's in Jisu's bag? is a carrier-site.
Mouchette is an expanding surreal personal website.
Weaving Music is a tool for dreams.
Files, folders, windows, and browsers reappear in thoughts and conversations. I started to download files and transfer them to USB. It is reassuring to build a personal archive. After watching Veronica Obenauer’s short video essay, I also want to customize file icons and develop desktop practices.
Sometimes I’m searching for peace. Then I open my laptop. — Veronica Obenauer
Weeks ago, I included the surreal tour and travel project File Life, where Elliott is in motion, receives peoples’ files, and reflects on his journey. But what is it really? That was a question some of you asked. If that was you, I’m pleased to inform you that you can now read about the background.
I guess the seed for the idea started when I was living in New York. I was just thinking about transporting files by foot, like walking through the city. I thought that would be a strange and interesting idea of file transfers that are mainly offline. — Elliott Cost
The internet is beautiful. It is full of heartfelt sites, caring people, and curios publishers. It was a pleasure writing this guide with Spencer. Fortunately, I’m also happy with how it turned out. Thanks to Julia and Gillian for making Syllabus; it is an entire walk on its own.
There is not one internet. There are many. The fun, poetic, homecooked internets are waiting for us. They are ours to honor, personalize, queer, mold, publish, gather around, world, and maintain, one handmade website at a time. — Spencer Chang & Kristoffer Tjalve