I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web?
I use the term 'Folk' in the sense it is used to denote 'common people' cultures, including art, music, dance, songs and stories. The artists Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane collated a Folk Archive
for the British Council a few years ago, it really gets to the heart of my use of the term.
The web is old enough now to have passed through several stages of infrastructural and aesthetic upheaval. What is quaint, outdated and kitsch for some still drives the passions of others (previously)
- What is, and where can I find, the Folk Web
- What websites and archives have devoted themselves to highlighting and saving these cultures?
- Do you know any examples of writers, artists, designers who have been influenced, or abused a Folk Web culture in their contemporary work?