The Internet Wall

The history of the World Wide Web


Highlight of the exhibition about digitalization of life at Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

With an impressing size of 11 meters length and 3 meters height, the “internet wall” is certainly one of the highlights of our exhibition on the digitalization of life, which Archimedes Exhibitions created for the world’s largest computer museum, the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Paderborn. The digital wall is part of the exhibition area “the world in a net”. In standby mode, it shows pixels in different colours pulsating on the surface, inviting visitors to touch the integrated touchscreens. If a visitor comes closer, he is recognized by one of the twelve built-in sensors; the representation of the wall changes and a sort of coloured aura develops around him. While formerly dark fields are illuminated, showcases with original exhibits emerge, marking milestones in the history of the Internet. In addition to the past and present, the Internet wall also offers space for the future: the end is deliberately kept open and can be continually updated and adapted to new developments by the curators.