20th Century Time Machine – The Internet Archive's Annual Celebration

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20th Century Time Machine – The Internet Archive's Annual Celebration

By Internet Archive

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 · 5 - 9:30pm PDT


Internet Archive Headquarters 300 Funston Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

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What’s your personal rabbit hole?

78 rpm recordings?
20th Century women writers?
Friendster sites?
Vintage software?
Home movies from the 50s?

Find out at the Internet Archive's Annual Bash:

We invite you to enter our 20th Century Time Machine to experience the audio, books, films, web sites, ephemera and software fast disappearing from our midst. We’ll be connecting the centuries—transporting 20th century treasures to curious minds in the 21st. Come explore the possibilities at our Annual Bash on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 5-9:30 pm.

We’ll kick off the evening with cocktails, food trucks and hands-on demos of our coolest collections. Come scan a book, play in a virtual reality arcade, or spin a 78 rpm recording. When you arrive, be sure to get your library card. If you “check out” all the stations on your card, we’ll reward you with a special Internet Archive gift.

Starting at 7 p.m., we’ll unveil the latest media the Internet Archive has to offer, presented by the artists, writers, and scientists who lose themselves in our collections every day.

And to keep you dancing into the evening, DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, will be spinning records from 8-9:30. Come join our celebration!

Event Info:

DATE: Wednesday, October 11th
5 p.m. — Drinks, Food Trucks, Hands-on Demos

7 p.m. — Program begins in the Great Room

8 p.m. — SF's own Three Twins Ice Cream bars & Dancing! Be sure to pick up your Internet Archive gift.

WHERE: Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco

Tickets start at $15. If you are moved to donate more in support of Universal Access to All Knowledge, we appreciate your support and will provide you with a receipt for a tax deductible donation for any amount over $15.

Free bike valet parking available!

Exterior of the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco, October 2016

About the organizer

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Internet Archive

Internet Archive in San FranciscoThe Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library founded in 1996 with the mission to provide “Universal access to all Knowledge.”  The Internet Archive’s digital collections include more than 40 petabytes of data: 300 billion Web pages, moving images (2.2 million films and videos), audio (2.5 million recordings, 140,000 live concerts), texts (11 million texts), software (100,000 items) and television (3 million hours).  Each day, 2-3 million visitors use or contribute to the Archive, making it one of the world’s 300 most popular sites.  The Internet Archive has created new models for digital preservation by forging partnerships with more than 500 libraries, universities and national archives around the world. 

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