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Apple Webcast of the 1996 Summer Olympics

For the Apple Webcast, I worked with a group of Georgia Tech graduate students from the Information Design and Technology Program who were hired as a team of “new media journalists” to cover the street scene in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic events. Over the 17 days of the Olympics we had a dozen stories published on the Apple webcast site. But several of our more political and critical pieces were actually censored and never appeared on the site. I wrote an essay called “World Wide White Wash” about our experiences participating in this nascent media form. All that remains of our stories and of the Apple webcast itself is a set of dead bones in the form of stripped out html pages found using the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. The pages disappeared within two years of the event, which leads me to suspect that everyday the www forgets more than it remembers.

Atlanta 96: The Street Scene New media Journalist for Apple Corporation’s Webcast of the 1996 Olympic games

Atlanta 96: The Street Scene
New media Journalist for Apple Corporation’s Webcast of the 1996 Olympic games

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