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A Brief History of Cuttlefish

june 2022

music. art. community

26/6/2022: 25 Years of Cuttlefish.Com

The 26th June 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of my registration of the domain name cuttlefish.com. To recognise this milestone,I have written A Brief History of Cuttlefish. The article includes screengrabs of the cuttlefish.com has it has developed over the years.

cuttlefish.com

cuttlefish.com
1997

Cuttlefish 1997

Cuttlefish
2001

Cuttlefish 2002

Cuttlefish
2002

Cuttlefish 2005

Cuttlefish
2005

Cuttlefish 2007

Cuttlefish
2007

THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNTIL SUMMER 2023

I have beem using the internet since 1989 and created my first website in 1993. Ever since then I have been documenting my activities (across art, business and research) digitally and I have built up a large archive of websites, pictures, videos, blog posts and items of digital ephemera. I am now starting to upload these materials to a single online location - cuttlefish.org. I expect to complete the processing and upload in summer 2023 - 30 years after I published my first website. After this I will begin on the next phase of the project - developing a conversational AI that will allow people to interact with the archive using natural language.

Dr Sean Clark
seanc@interactdigitalarts.uk
www.interactdigitalarts.uk

If you are looking for latest website on Loughborough-based web design company Cuttlefish Multimedia Ltd it can be found at cuttlefish.com.

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Active Websites

www.cuttlefish.org

cuttlefish.org

Interact Digital Arts

Interact Digital Arts

Sean Clark

www.seanclark.org

artthings.io

artthings.io

Computer Arts Archive

Computer Arts Archive.com

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Social Media

Facebook

Facebook
@seancuttlefish

Twitter

Twitter
@seancuttlefish

Instagram

Instagram
@seancuttlefish

Linked In

LinkedIn
@seancuttlefish

GitHub
@seancuttlefish

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Multimedia

Flickr

@seancuttlefish
10,000+ Pictures

YouTube

Sean Cuttlefish
200+ Videos
(Under Reconstruction)

Computer Arts Society YouTube

Computer Arts Society
200+ Videos

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Writing

Research Gate

Research Gate
40+ Academic Papers

Google Scholar

Google Scholar
40+ Academic Papers

PhD Thesis

PhD Thesis
2010 - 2018

1990s Magazines

1990s Magazines

Other Publications

Other Publications

Blogs, News & Events

News, Blogs & Events

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Archived Websites

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2015 - 2020: Cuttlefish Digital Arts Becomes Interact Digital Arts Ltd

The Gallery Without Walls

The Gallery Without Walls
2018

The Art of Crass

The Art of Crass
2016

Interact Digital Arts

Interact Digital Arts
2015 - 2020

Art.CHI

Art.CHI
2015 - 2017

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2010 - 2014: Location & Mobile

Sounds of the Cultural Quarter

Sounds of the Cultural Quarter

Hidden Stories

Hidden Stories

St Georges App

St Georges App

Empedia

Empedia

The Interact Gallery

The Interact Gallery
2011

Computer Arts Society

Computer Arts Society
2010 - 2021

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2005 - 2010: cuttlefish.com Becomes Cuttlefish Multimedia Ltd

Stench

Stench
2009 - 2011

Many Coloured Days

Many Coloured Days
2009

MA08

MA08
2008

Cuttlefish 2007

Cuttlefish
2007

Autopoiesis

Autopoiesis
2006 - 2008

ArtScanner

ArtScanner
2009

Phoenix Digital

Phoenix Digital
2008

Confluence

Confluence
2008

Summer Sundae Fringe Events

Summer Sundae Fringe Events
2006 - 2012

Summer Sundae

Summer Sundae
2008 - 2012

I See You

I See You
2007

Counterpoint Performance

Counterpoint Performance
2006

seanclark.me.uk

seanclark.me.uk
2005 - 2020

Moving Science

Moving Science
2006

The Buoys Live Multimedia

The Buoys Live Multimedia
2006

A Choreographer's Cartography

A Choreographer's Cartography
2006

Cuttlefish Digital Arts

Cuttlefish Digital Arts
2005

Cuttlefish 2005

Cuttlefish
2005

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2000 - 2005 : Music. Art. Community.

Bathysphere Live Multimedia

Bathysphere Live Multimedia
2004 - 2008

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish
2002

Fragments of Identity

Fragments of Identity
2003

Persistence of Vision

Persistence of Vision
2002

Cuttlefish Radio

Cuttlefish Radio

Leicestershire Villages

Leicestershire Villages

Meertrek CD-ROM

Meertrek CD-ROM
Early 2000s

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish
2001

Vote Andy Reed

Vote Andy Reed

Pineapster

Pineapster
2001 - 2012

The WebWorks Gallery

The WebWorks Gallery
Early 2000s

ClickIt! Photography

ClickIt! Photography
Early 2000s

Flow

Flow
2000

Zion Train Live Multimedia

Zion Train Live Multimedia
2000 - 2003

Charwnood Arts

Charnwood Arts
Early 2000s

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1996 - 2000 : Art & Business

The websites shown below were designed to run on 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 pixel screens so will look a bit odd on modern computers with largedisplays.

Headland Multimedia

Headland Multimedia
1999

Pace Micro Technology
1999

British Magazines
1999

Girobank

Girobank
1999

Cornhill Direct
1999

Lord Hempton

Lord Hempton Shamanagochi
1998

cuttlefish.com

cuttlefish.com
1997

Birmingham Frequencies

Birmingham Frequencies
1997

Nottingham now97 Festibal

Nottingham now97 Festibal
1997

Diamond Cable

Diamond Cable

Alliance and Leicester

Raleigh Bikes

3i

Universal Egg

Universal Egg
1996 - 1997

Farnel Components

Farnell Components
1996

Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds
1006

Headland Multimedia

Headland Multimedia
1996

Total Internet Magazine
1996/7

Left LEgged Pineapple

Left Legged Pineapple
1996

S4C

S4C
1996

TVWeb

TVWeb
1996

Headland Multimedia / DRCI

Headland Multimedia / DRCI
1996

Early Web Sites

Early Web Sites

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1989 - 1996 : The Early Days of the Web

The work from this era took place while I was a researcher at Loughborough University and Derby University between 1989 and 1996. Working at a university gave me early access to the internet and and I was an active pre-web internet user. In 1993 I created a website about Virtual Reality, which brought me to the attention of Colin Angus from The Shamen and I worked with them on web projects over the following five years. This included at the Megatripolis club and at live events, such as Glastonbury 1995. When I moved from Loughborough to Derby University in 1994 I co-founded arts-group Resonance with Geoff Broadway, Noel Douglas and Jayne Murray, and in 1995 established an early web design company called DRC Internet. Resonance did a lot of events with Birmingham club Oscillate. I also did multimedia work with the band Zion Train and computer artist William Latham. I wrote for lots of magazines in the mid-1990s - most of which I still have copies of. These included popular newstand titles NetUser and Internet Today. My academic research at this time was mostly concerned with the topics of Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Virtual Reality.

The websites shown below were designed to run on 640 x 480 pixel screens so will look a bit odd on modern computers with large displays.

OSC Chillspace

OSC Chillspace
Dec 1996

The Shamen's Hempton Manor

The Shamen's Hempton Manor
Oct 1996

ion Train's WobblyWeb

ion Train's WobblyWeb
May 1996

William Latham's Computer Artworks

William Latham's Computer Artworks
1996

Headfirst

Headfirst
May 1996

NetNatter

NetNatter
Mar 1996>

The Shamen's Heal Single Release (Jan

The Shamen's Heal Single Release
Jan 1996

Internet Today Magazine

Internet Today Magazine
1995/6

NetUser Magazine

NetUser Magazine
1995/6

The Shamen's Forum Webcast (Nov 1995)

The Shamen's Forum Webcast
Nov 1995

Surf

Surf
Oct 1995

The Shamen's Axis Mutatis

The Shamen's Axis Mutatis
Oct 1995

Cybercaff)

Cybercaff (Sep 1995)

Livewire

Livewire
Sep 1995

The Shamen at Glastonbury

The Shamen at Glastonbury
Jun 1995

Feed Your Head

Feed Your Head
Feb 1995

Virtual Gallery

Virtual Gallery
1995

Resonance
1995 - 1998

Shamen's Nemeton

The Shamen's Nemeton
1994 - 1999

Audiovisuality Magazine

Audiovisuality Magazine
1994

1st UK VR-SIG Conference

1st UK VR-SIG Conference
Mar 1994

The HCI'93 Virtual Reality Exhibition
Sep 1993

REND'386

REND'386 Homebrew VR
1993

Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Computer Supported Cooperative Work
1989

Visual Search

Visual Search
1989

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