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last updated February 02, 2024
Some projects on this website require recent versions of JAVA and/or Adobe's Shockwave to be installed.
Some Java applications work on some browsers and not on others - you may need to experiment.
To view and interact with Shockwave files you will either need to:
1. use a legacy computer and operating system (MacOS pre-2018 and Windows PC pre-2021) with Shockwave plugin installed and enabled, or
2. Download and install the Sheepshaver emulator with either MacOS 9.0.4 or Windows 98 and then install a legacy web browser (Netscape Navigator recommended) and legacy Shockwave plugin. A bit of a hassle, but once you have this running you can access all sorts of early web content (eg: Flash, Shockwave, VRML, etc) that is no longer accessible with contemporary browsers and Operating Systems.
NB: we are working on a method for presenting emulated interactive Shockwave files, within their original operating system environments, embedded within contemporary (your) web browsers. Hopefully these files will become available later in 2024.
Biggs, Simon, Hawksley, Sue and McDonnell, Mark, The Dancer in the Machine, Digital Culture and Society 8/2, Transcript