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Digital Archaeology at #IWNY

The guys over at Story Worldwide have put together the most incredible exhibition dedicated to the history of the internet.

Digital Archaeology, as it’s called, is central to Internet Week New York this week, which I’m in town for especially. Dating from 1991, it brings together some of the most significant sites from each year since, displaying them on the original computers they were created on.

From Tim Berners-Lee’s “The Project” to games such as Noodle Box and a film portal for Requiem for a Dream.

There were a nice couple of fashion examples thrown in as well including Barneys.com from 2000. Using Flash 4.0, it featured full-bleed images, parallax movement and floating palettes.

Agent Provocateur’s site from 2007 meanwhile starred actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. A content-rich experience, it was based on the trashy novel and created in Flash 8. It was also one of a number of sites Story Worldwide worked on for the brand between 2004 and 2007, which were referred to by Vogue as the “sexiest sites on the web”.

Check out some of the Instagr.am pictures I took below:

Digital Archaeology from 1991 - 2011
Apple Macs at Digital Archaeology
Barneys.com at Digital Archaeology
Agent Provocateur at Digital Archaeology
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Digital snippets: The Outnet, Tiffany & Co, Coca-Cola, My-Wardrobe, #IWNY

Tiffany & Co’s Love is Everywhere

Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital this week:

  • Net-a-Porter’s designer discount site The Outnet launches iPhone app [WWD]
  • Tiffany & Co releases multimedia microsite inviting users to tag ‘Love is Everywhere’ map with most romantic memories [Mashable]
  • Coca-Cola teams with Yahoo for digital fashion channel ‘Style it Light’ [Brand Republic]
  • Outdoor clothing brand Merrell launches website to create world’s largest ever panoramic picture [Contagious]
  • E-commerce sites turn to stylists to cash in on consumer desire for Hollywood experience [WSJ]
  • Online retailer My-Wardrobe sees sales soar 96% [Drapers]

Meanwhile, next week looks set to be another exciting one – I’m off to Internet Week New York, attending events including the CM Summit, the IAB Innovation Days, Realtime NY11, OMMA Social and more.

There are also some fun fashion inserts including talks from Sarah Bernard of The Thread on Yahoo! Shine, and a crowdsourced runway show to celebrate the 5th Anniversary and relaunch of social shopping site Kaboodle.com.

I’ll post all things relevant as often as I can.