Around the turn of the millennium, Neil Finn and designer Rakai Karaitiana created nilfun.net. It was online for a short time, went offline, reappeared as nilfun.com and then just as quickly disappeared again.
As Neil said in his diary entry from 14th November 2012, “I did some serious flirting with the internet back in 2001 on a site called Nilfun where we assembled musical games, art pieces, curious bits of nostalgia and flights of fancy… I loved the freedom and possibilities we discovered but then other work came along to distract. I left the internet behind to a large extent…”
Now that Neil’s back online with neilfinn.com, we’ve resurrected “some archive works from the Nilfun experiments“ which still seem pretty relevant and modern to me.”
If you have Flash on your device, have a play. We’ll be adding more audio and video from the Nilfun days soon.