Dead Web Club is an initiative to connect like-minded people with an interest in exploring the possibilities of the old web through its history, looking at research and artistic projects. From defunct social media platforms to abandoned 3D worlds, and forgotten blogs, our aim is to create a community for creative discussion and foster projects that aim to explore the many creative possibilities of web archaeology through both online & offline meetings.

The project is started by Kendal Beynon and Thomas Walskaar info(a)

The Team

Thomas Walskaar

Thomas Walskaar (NO) is a graphic designer and researcher. He has a Masters in Media Design and Communication from The Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Ravensbourne in London. His personal interests revolve around frailty of storage technology and the importance of the individual to store with caution.

Kendal Beynon

Kendal Beynon (UK) is a Rotterdam-based artist and PhD researcher at CSNI in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Her work is situated in the realm of experimental publishing and internet culture. She aims to rediscover an alternative online landscape through DIY design, digital folklore, and community building, while also examining the ruins of our digital past.

Completing a bachelor’s degree in the UK in Music Journalism in 2013, she worked for a number of years in art spaces and architectural magazines until she went on to receive her MA degree in Experimental Publishing from the Piet Zwart Instituut, Rotterdam with the thesis: Cyberhotels and Other Tales of Forgotten Virtual Worlds in 2022. She also is heavily engaged with the zine-making community by co-organising the Rotterdam-based zine festival, Zine Camp.