An Exhibition
of the webs
lost past

32 websites
32 artworks
for hire

Surf the web like it's 1995!

Media obsolescence, failing hardware and the transient nature of websites mean the early years of the web are in danger of disappearing entirely. Catch it while you can!

  • Browse the very first website from 1991
  • Search the web on Archie, the first search engine
  • Enjoy the very first web comic
  • Order a pizza on the first transactional website
  • See the first animated website

ASCII-ng for Trouble!

Before computers had graphic capabilities, creative souls made images from the 95 printable characters on the keyboard.

  • Cows
  • Emoticons
  • Popstars
  • Edgar Degas
  • Dot matrix printers
  • Take home your own ASCII portrait

Susan Kare - Style Icon

Kare’s work has touched anyone who’s ever used a computer. We celebrate the designer who gave the Macintosh a smile.

  • MacPaint
  • Lady Combing Hair
  • Original Macintosh Icons
  • Spotted Dog
  • Smiling Computer
  • Windows Solitaire

Alan Emtage - Inventor of Search

The first search engine pre-dates the web. ‘Archie’, short for archive, searched FTP sites.

  • Meet Alan Emtage
  • See Archie on a Mac Colour Classic
  • Use the original search engine
  • An audience with Alan, 28th November

Soul Labels

A polymath art group, will be contributing several additional features including:

  • A workshop challenge on 30 November (details tbc)
  • A gallery of unsung heroes in digital culture, featuring work from Chiizii
  • A 64 Bits soundscape

Pay us a visit

64 Bits is a Digital Archaeology project.

  • By appointment only
  • Please contact
  • Trampery on the Gantry
    Here East, 1 Waterden Rd
    London E15 2HB