Archive for January, 2011
http://pixs.media.mit.edu/ ceased to exist on Sunday, January 2nd 2011. A number of other PLW-related sites went down as well. E15, E15Web, Modster and Opencode are all gone. A copy of the database collected by http://pixs.media.mit.edu/ remains, however incomplete, since I don’t think there were backups made after the Fall of 2009. All activity and data recorded on 2010 is probably lost. This is especially sad since the tag tables experienced an unprecedented growth during that year, collecting an interesting dataset where relations and patterns between word usage and picture classification could have been observed.
http://pixs.media.mit.edu/ went live on April 13th, 2007 in the MIT Media Lab PLW. It survived the PLW’s demise for more than two years, but it seems it was not meant to last forever. Perhaps in the future a static copy of the backed-up database will be hosted for the curious in http://picturexs.com/, but it’s early to tell if that will happen at all.
So long http://pixs.media.mit.edu/, I will miss you.