The history of the web, brought to life

The history of the web, brought to life

Summary: An exhibition in the UK explores the history of the internet, from the creation of ARPANET in the late 1960s through to its possible future uses, such as the Internet of Things.

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  • This display is called System Overload and was made by a group of ten 14 to 19 year olds who make up the Networked art collective.

    The piece is designed to demonstrate the interrelated nature of the web, populated by animations which represent the net's connections and nodes.

    Photo: National Media Museum

  • The National Media Museum curator of new media, Tom Woolley, organises some of the exhibits.

    Photo: National Media Museum

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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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