Adobe Ends Support for Flash Player, Ending an Era of Animation and Multimedia on the Web

Adobe ends support for Flash player. Launched by Macromedia in 1996, the software platform ushered in an era of animation and multimedia on the Web, enabling internet milestones like Joshua Davis’ Praystation (1999-2002), Pope.L’s distributing martin (2000-08), and Yael Kanarek’s World of Awe (2000-06, image). Now dead in the modern browser, Flash lives on through preservation and emulation efforts including Rhizome, Wick, and Internet Archive.

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