In this 2 hours workshop we will present the Anarchaserver feminist nekrocementery. In this sacred space we honor the memory of some feminist websites and media. This nekrocemetery is an archive of static copies of these websites. They are like a snapshot of when they were “alive”, when they were available online. We extract a static copy for reasons of weight, but also for security reasons. We will explain the raationale of the project, challenges and issues related to its development, we will explain in a hands on mode how to archive websitesand will also try to create a map of some feminist infrastructure websites that should be archived.
En este taller de 2 horas presentaremos el nekrocementerio feminista Anarchaserver. En este espacio sagrado honramos la memoria de algunos sitios web y medios de comunicación feministas. Este nekrocementerio es un archivo de copias estáticas de estas paginas web. Son como una instantánea de cuando estaban “vivos”, cuando estaban disponibles en línea. Extraemos una copia estática por razones de peso, pero también por razones de seguridad. Explicaremos la razón de ser del proyecto, los retos y problemas relacionados con su desarrollo, explicaremos de forma práctica cómo archivar sitios web y también intentaremos crear un mapa de algunos sitios web de infraestructuras feministas que deberían ser archivados.
Idiomas: English + Castellano
Structure of the session
We discuss exemples of other feminist archives:
What do they archive? Who archive? How do they archive? why they archive?
Some exemples that are shared are “Female Extension” by Cornelia Sollfrank (1997), the radio archive of the feminist radio rageuses that has over 15 years and Arte Útil case studies which show how these initiatives are not isolated incidents, but part of a larger historical trajectory that is now shaping our contemporary world.
Some tools to make a static archive of a website:
You can mirror a website using wget easily. Copy and paste the below into your terminal. If you’re on a mac you can install wget using brew or using your favorite method.
wget --mirror --convert-links --adjust-extension --page-requisites
Explanation of the various flags:
• –mirror – Makes (among other things) the download recursive.
• –convert-links – convert all the links (also to stuff like CSS stylesheets) to relative, so it will be suitable for offline viewing.
• –adjust-extension – Adds suitable extensions to filenames (html or css) depending on their content-type.
• –page-requisites – Download things like CSS style-sheets and images required to properly display the page offline.
• –no-parent – When recursing do not ascend to the parent directory. It useful for restricting the download to only a portion of the site.
Alternatively, the command above may be shortened:
wget -mkEpnp http://example.org
For drafting the Obituary of an archived website please answer the following questions:
What was the purpose of that page?
Who were the people or groups that thought up and kept them online?
How long were they active?
Why were they removed?
Do they have the potential to live again?
We will archive and draft the obituary of the THF website once the website includes the documentation of the THF2022 and the archive will be available here.
We also plan to archive the Cyberfeminism index in 2023 preemptively and we hope to be able to support the archiving of the rede feminista autonoma that has gone offline.
We will launch a mini campaign among feminist networks proposing our feminist nekrocementry in 2023. You can contact us at anarchaserver at autistiche dot org if you want to achive a feminist website that might go off line.