About

Build-Your-Own-Starry-Night! is a project created by Sarah Chow to save the animated gifs of the early Internet. These remnants of digital folklore are an integral part our cultural history and are unfortunately lost as the web continues to develop and mature. The aim is to re-engage with the vernacular of our past in order to recall the initial sense of excitement and adventure in exploring the unformed and formless web, the perpetually "Under Construction" web of a cyberspace obsessed with the universe.

The Starry Night builder was developed using code adapted from Walter Zorn's DHTML API. The animated gifs were plucked from various homepages but mostly from scri8e.com and a1star.com. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the Starry Night builder, please feel free to contact me! Or if you have any stars, planets, moons, clouds or other cosmic animated gifs of your own, please send them my way! The ultimate goal is to create a vast multiplicity of different universes and starry nights, each individual to the user with the power to create.

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BUILD-YOUR-OWN-STARRY-NIGHT!
DRAG ICONS TO ARRANGE YOUR OWN SKY. HOLD SHIFT AND DRAG TO SCALE UP OR DOWN, CLICK BACKGROUNDS TO CHANGE.
BACKGROUNDS PLANETS AND MOONS STARS CLOUDS
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