64 Highlights of the Internet’s Early Years, from the First Webcam to a Net Art Gallery #ArtTuesday

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Hyperallergic has the scoop on a new exhibit now showing at Here East in London called 64 Bits. If you came of age with the early internet, prepare to to dial-up your nostalgia.

Check it out if you’re in London! It’s up through April 21st.

You may not have heard it in over a decade, but it’s a sound you’ll never forget: the high-pitched, screeching tone of a dial-up modem that was an internet user’s punishment before the reward of connectivity. And you may listen to it again, emitted by an early modem from 1982, as part of 64 bits, an interactive exhibition at Here East in London that showcases 64 artifacts of the internet’s early history, from the first website to early ASCII art to one of the first visuals to go viral. Remember that “Dancing Baby” GIF of a 3D-rendered, animated infant from the 1990s? That’s the one.

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