A Net Art Pioneer Evolves With the Digital Age: Rhizome Turns 20. Petra Cortright, VVEBCAM (still), 2007. Five years ago, Rhizome, the New York–based nonprofit that has devoted itself since the mid-’90s to the promotion, and later to the preservation, of digital art, took up a cause: the deletion of a video by YouTube. The video itself is inoffensive. A young woman stares impassively at the screen as various cheesy animations pop up—pizzas, lightning bolts, hearts, ice cream cones, kittens. Artist Petra Cortright made the piece in 2007 when she was a student at Parsons in New York; she had just bought a $20 webcam, and was experimenting with its software. As a result of having those tags, over the next four years, Cortright’s video got some 60,000 views and numerous comments, many along the lines of “I can’t believe I just wasted two minutes of my life watching this.”
Cortright, who is now a celebrated artist with gallery and museum shows behind her, didn’t initially intend that video to be an artwork. And then, in December 2011, it disappeared. Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Works of Internet Art. The concept of art that lives only on the internet is far from novel. For decades, online-only works and exhibitions have popped up to display visuals meant for screens, accessible to anyone with a computer and WiFi. Since 2013, Hyperallergic has been ranking the best art in Brooklyn, New York City, and even the world — but we have not yet tackled the World Wide Web. Unbound to GPS coordinates, internet-based art has no place on these other lists, and since it isn’t fair to neglect the increasing amount of works designed specifically for cyberspace, 2015 welcomes our inaugural best-of-the-internet list.
Although digital art often appears in brick-and-mortar galleries, we decided to focus on net art that only has an online presence, as examples on view in physical spaces are fair contenders for our other best-of lists. From entire exhibitions to individual works, here are our top picks of art from the paths of the information superhighway we’ve traversed this year.
January 24, 2015 July 13. Catalog of Internet Artist Clubs | Rhizome. Dazeddigital | colloque | rhizome. How do you preserve art created on social media? As more artists start experimenting with social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, the question has taken on new urgency. Some, like Richard Prince, quite literally print out their work to hang in galleries. But something inevitably gets lost in transferring art from the digital realm to printed matter – which is why Rhizome have created Colloq, a new online tool to help archive net art. The non-profit arts organisation was concerned that online art could disappear at the whims of its host site or went through a dramatic redesign (think Friendster or Myspace). Colloq works by replicating the basic interface of apps such as Instagram with a few modifications – you can't, for instance, scroll past the first image of the piece.
That means that artists are able to preserve the way their art was originally presented, regardless of whether the site changes in future. Would you buy a GIF as a work of art? The Pirate Cinema Transforms Film Torrents Into Illicit Interactive Art | Underwire. There’s no denying that a lot of what travels on peer-to-peer networks is art in one form or another, but the file-transfers themselves usually aren’t considered art works themselves. Enter: The Pirate Cinema – the installation that aims to turn a heavily seeded Blade Runner torrent into something worthy of a gallery wall. The Pirate Cinema , which just ended a run at the Sight + Sound festival in Montreal yesterday, uses the top torrents from the Pirate Bay to project a steady stream of pop culture images and their electronic origins and destinations on the installation’s walls. The images – many of them still incomplete files – are meant to make “visible the hidden activity and geography of peer-to-peer file sharing.”
Howell, who build the Pirate Cinema back-end using existing BitTorrent libraries and code written in PureData and Python, added that the project is a way off illustrating how new media change our everyday lives from a global perspective. RRRRRRRROLL_gif. Re:publica 2012 analogue @twitter wall by Precious - 38,378 printed tweets (@preciousforever) For re:publica, one of Europe’s largest conferences about social media, blogging and the digital society, Precious design studio created an analogue twitter wall to deter visitors from their usual stares at the digital screens by bringing the virtual to the physical space and creating action around it. During the course of 3 days a total of 38,378 tweets appeared on the wall. Printing out tweets and pasting them on a wall was one of the first ideas they had. It also inspired everything else they developed for the conference – signage, video trailer, stage design etc.
The 14 x 3 meter scaffolding construction was erected in the central area of the location to become “live” twitter coverage on layers of A4 printed paper. The software behind the twitter wall was separated into 5 parts, which gave them the flexibility to pause and modify each part independently while the installation was running. Built with Node.js and Processing Project Page. Jean Boîte, des livres en papier et des boîtes en carton. Des expériences inédites Si l’ensemble du travail d'agrégation de ces collectionneurs est accessible en ligne, la boîte Follow Me et les livres qui la remplissent sont la matérialisation de collaborations inédites. Ainsi Anne Horel s’est occupée de réaliser un collage numérique tout en arcs-en-ciel, en licornes et en glitters destiné à habiller les boîtes confectionnées à la main par Cosette Dion, cartonnière de profession.
Jon Rafman n’est pas non plus le seul artiste présent dans sa propre monographie car à chaque ouvrage, un tiers est convoqué pour apporter une vision critique ! Là, c’est l’artiste et architecte Guillaume Aubry qui est venu légender les images du netourist montréalais. L’objet-livre matérialise alors un projet original : ses pages convertissent les formats, ses crédits concrétisent des collaborations, ses couvertures prennent la forme d’une intervalle dans le temps. Avec Follow Me, Jean Boîte décélère l’Internet et propose une connexion en 56 pages et plus. Processing.org.
Creative coding; discovery and joy | The Pretentious Gamer. Creative coding; discovery and joy While I’ve spent the majority of the last decade thoroughly entrenched in the industry, the past few months of 2012 have seen me experiment a bit with the world beyond game design. During this break from the games biz I’ve been playing around with hardware hacking, interactive and generative installations and artwork, and delving into some theory on larger questions of art, design, and technology. As such, the following post deviates a little bit from the usual games-world content. The use of the word “creative”, especially in the context of something like “industry creatives vs. non-creatives”, has always struck me as problematic. Creative coding is about building something that is in the end usually non-practical.
I’ve had a chance to participate in quite a few classes on this subject during my time off this year as well as in 2011. At their best, they teach the basic concepts of programming in an exploratory, visual way. About Bryan. Transparent. Texter. Club Rothko Builder. Tokyo | Club Rothko Builder.
Lassah | Club Rothko Builder. E Your Own Net-Art GIFs With Club Rothko Builder. ~ C L U B * R O T H K O ~ LaTurbo's New Sculpture Studio. - sixteen million colors - Acid Colors Variations. Friendster Friday. BeMySatellite. L’art de la capture d’écran, de Richard Prince à l’auto-screen. Une polémique enfle au sujet du travail de Richard Prince exposant pour des centaines de milliers de dollars des photographies capturés sur Instagram. Elle se cristallise notamment autour de la question juridique puisque l’artiste plaide le « fair use » (usage loyal à caractère transformatif) pour justifier la valeur artistique de son geste d’appropriation mais qui est ressenti par certains auteurs des photographies capturées comme de la simple prédation.
Dans ce blog consacré à décrire empiriquement la culture mobile sur la base de collecte de corpus et d’entretiens, nous voudrions aborder la controverse Richard Prince en nous focalisant sur le type de contenu au coeur de cette polémique, à savoir non pas des photographies mobiles mais des captures d’écran agrandies et exposées.
En effet, ce contenu « capture d’écran » devient, selon nous, crucial à l’heure où nos existences connectées peuvent s’apparenter à un ready made by mobile. La vie sous capture d’écran. I am Missy Suicide, founder of SuicideGirls, Artist Richard prince sold photos from my instagram for $90,000 so I made posters of his “art” and am selling them for $90…AMA! : IAmA.