The Internet Archive Turns 20!

For 20 years, the Internet Archive has been capturing the Web– that amazing universe of images, audio, text and software that forms our shared digital culture.  Now it’s time to celebrate and we’re throwing a party! Please join us for our 20th Anniversary celebration on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, from 5-9:30 pm.

Annual Celebration 2014 exterior

Get your free tickets here.

We’ll kick off the evening with cocktails, tacos trucks and hands-on demos of our coolest tools. Come scan a book, play in a virtual reality arcade, or try out the brand new search feature in the Wayback Machine. When you arrive, be sure to get your library card.  “Check out” all the stations on your card and we’ll reward you with a special gift commemorating our 20th anniversary.

Tracy Demo Station 2015

Starting at 7 p.m., we’ve commissioned Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky — composer, author and multimedia artist — to create a short musical montage drawn from the Internet Archive’s audio collections. We’ll look back on some of the defining digital moments of the past 20 years, and explore how media and messaging captured in our Political TV Ad Archive is impacting the 2016 Election.

And to keep you dancing into the evening, DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, will be spinning 45rpm records from 8-9:30. We hope you can join our celebration!

Event Info:Gaming Booth 2015                    Wednesday, October 26th
5pm: Cocktails, tacos, and hands-on demos
7pm: Program
8pm: Dessert, Dancing and more Demo stations

Location:  Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco

Be sure to reserve your ticket today!