(Apologies for cross-posting!)
I just wanted to share a new resource I've been working on that might be of interest to folks for research or teaching: The Archival Internet Video Index. While the name is a bit of a misnomer, the AIVI indexes archival footage of early digital communications and information services in use, ranging from videotex to the early years of the web. I’ve focused on video in particular because it allows folks, especially students, to see these technologies in use. They’re also great for illustrating public understandings of technology at the time as well as contemporaneous corporate rhetoric (the CompuServe/Mickey Mouse Club theme mashup might be my favorite find so far).
Please feel free to reach out if you have questions, suggestions, or any updated information for an entry - in almost all cases, I've based what I've indexed on what the poster shared, so some of the dates for when these videos were produced are very fuzzy.
Avery Dame-Griff (he/him/his)
Lecturer, Women's and Gender Studies (Gonzaga University)
Author, The Two Revolutions: A History of the Transgender Internet (NYU Press, August 2023)
Curator, Queer Digital History Project