The Browser Emulator simply recreates the experience of web surfing
as it began. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was ascii
encoded, typically displayed in monochrome courier on a black screen.
In 1992 the time of the "Web" began. "Deja Vu Web"
is a scientifically nostalgic look at the browsers of the early
1990ies and how they changed over time. Long time web users will
get a kick out of revisiting the old web, complete with line-mode
browser, NCSA mosaic, and the original Netscape Navigator. The server
is being hammered, so there's an authentic slowness about it all.
"Deja Vu Web" is the perfect hands-on web history presentation.
Idea and implementation by Swedish designer Pär Lannerö
in its time, the interface of the legendary computer game for the
C64 features a simple but ingenious way of displaying three-dimensional
space and movement just within a small part of a low-resolution screen.
The in-space-locator, for example, is an elliptical projection of
a circle where relative height is represented by vertical lines. Based
on the strict logic of space-travel, the controls for the spaceship
were reduced to simple rolling and up/down-movements. With graphics
basically kept in black and white, the system manages to immerse the
player in a whole universe that takes months to explore. We present
this project not as a part of retro-gaming but because of the unique
flight-command interpreter. (C64 emulators are available on the internet.)
Elite was originally written in 1984 by British artistic programmers
Ian Bell and David Braben for the BBC Microcomputer. It has since
been converted to many platforms. According to Ian Bell, the best
conversions were for the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Acorn