Create|Curate with Archive.org
Internet Archive will be accepting 52 people for week long tumblr residencies. We are looking for creators, hackers, educators, curators, tumblr kids and anyone else looking to play with some code and content. Applications are due June 1st.
Here’s how it works: You create a custom tumblr theme at a url we supply and post a week’s worth of stuff from the vast depths of the Internet Archive. You can sequence, combine and remix it any way you want. We’ll be here to help you along in your exploration.
When your week comes up, we’ll change our theme at this url to the one you coded and reblog your week’s worth of posts. After you’re featured, your residency will be archived at its original url.
Virtual residents receive access to our staff in assisting with use of our resources and the resident’s coding, in addition to the featuring of the resident’s collaborative work. This is a project using public platforms following open source ideals and is a volunteer outreach effort for our non-profit organization. There is no residency or application fee, nor any location or identity based requirement. Any content needed for theme development will be hosted on the Archive’s servers without cost.
Interested? Fill out our form, let us know about you and show us a tumblr you’re proud to have made. The deadline for applications is June 1st, 2013. Once we make our selections, we’ll send you the full details. For other inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to reblog this open call.
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent free access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in San Francisco, the Archive was officially designated as a library by the State of California in 2007.
In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. We celebrated 10 petabytes of information archived in 2012. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.
The Archive contains over 1 million video files, 100 thousand music files, 1.5 million audio recordings, 45 thousand software programs, 280 billion web pages, and almost 4.5 million texts.
“Let a thousand Jon Stewarts bloom.”—
Brewster Kahle, founder, Internet Archive, to the New York Times. All the TV News Since 2009, on One Web Site.