This website is an interactive visualisation of the 650 gigabyte Geocities backup made by the Archive Team on October 27, 2009. It depicts the file system as a city map, spatially arranging the different neighbourhoods and individual lots based on the number of files they contain.
In full view, the map is a data-visualisation showing the relative sizes of the different neighbourhoods. While zooming in, more and more detail becomes visible, eventually showing individual html pages and the images they contain.
The visualization is based on the 2009 backup by the Archive Team
The images that appear on the map are hosted by Archive.org
and are also available via the Wayback Machine
This interactive Web map is based on the 2012 installation The Deleted City 1.0
and The Deleted City 2.0
Thanks to: David Bohnett, Jason Scott and the Archive Team, Vinay Goel and Wendy Hanamura at Archive.org, Kirsten Tashev, Marc Weber and John Hollar at the Computer History Museum.
The Deleted City has been exhibited at: The Computer History Museum (U.S.A.) 2016, The Internet Archive (U.S.A.) 2016, The Barbican (UK) 2014, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (USA) 2013, OUDEIS (FR) 2013, Counterpath Gallery (USA), Cultura Digital (Brazil) 2012, IMPAKT Festival (Netherlands) 2012
Made by Richard Vijgen