Infomesh at the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s global block party welcomes ECAL to represent Switzerland, with “Infomesh” presented at the Internet Archive’s World Night Market.

Photo Myleen Hollero for swissnex SF

Event Details


Internet Archive
300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, California 94118 United States


October 24, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)



The ECAL project, Infomesh, will be presented as part of the Internet Archive’s World Night Market, Wednesday, October 23rd from 5-9 PM at the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco. This annual event celebrates the Internet Archive’s global offerings, from world news to sacred palm leaf manuscripts. Inspired by the night markets of Asia, the Archive hosts a block party for friends, partners and the community, with food trucks, hands-on demo stations, music, and dancing.

Infomesh is a web platform celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web that explores social, technical, cultural and legal facts throughout interactive timelines and visualizations. The project was realized by Media & Interaction Design students at ECAL/University of Art and Design, Lausanne. The project began in October 2018 during a one-week workshop in partnership with swissnex San Francisco, where students visited key partners including the Internet Archive and the Wikimedia Foundation, and began developing the project, which made its debut as part of the “Future of the Open Web” track of the Web Conference in San Francisco on May 16, 2019. In October 2019, the Internet Archive began hosting the project on ArchiveLabs.



5:00pm — food trucks, hands-on demos, games, lion dancers
7:00pm — program begins in the Great Room
8:30pm — dessert, dj & dancing!

Infomesh Team

ECAL Faculty
Vincent Jacquier, Pauline Saglio, Laura Perrenoud, Tibor Udvari, Pietro Alberti

swissnex Team
Benjamin Bollmann, Mary Ellyn Johnson, Eryk Salvaggio

ECAL Students
Al Zouabi Alfatih, Becheras Diane, Bisseck Iyo, Boulenaz Jonathan, Breithaupt Kevin, Chenaux Maëlle, Matos Sébastien, Mouthon Bastien, Palauqui Mathieu, Sassoli De Bianchi Luca, Simmen Guillaume, Virág Tamara, Vogel Nathan, Zibaut Anouk

Volker Eckl and Jan Gerlach, Wikimedia Foundation.
Amir Saber Esfahani, Internet Archive.
With the support of the Canton of Vaud.