WestHollywood

From Rhizome Artbase
Jakob Sitter
2021
Description

WestHollywood is a tribute to the early internet and its infrastructure, which helped give rise to new forms of community. The work is based on some 9000 archived pages from the GeoCities neighborhood with the same name, the queer quarter of the widely popular web hosting service. All text in WestHollywood is generated through a language model trained on these pages, recreating the sense of honesty and liberty these (safe) spaces provided in the early www heydays.

WestHollywood was originally commissioned by Ergi, a Scandinavian queer art platform.

Jakob Sitter
2021
Metadata
Variant History
outside link
2021
Executable Poetry Open Call
9 November 2021
Jakob Sitter
containerized server
13 December 2021
file copy
Rhizome staff
web archive
13 December 2021
web capture
WestHollywood (outside link)
Rhizome staff