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Portal to web related art espacionetart Home | Public Art LabPublic Art Lab | Ein weiterer WordPress-Blog The People Speak Public art in the digital era If you give an artist a digital camera, heâ''ll start taking pictures. Heâ''ll want GPS device, a digital compass, and a laser distance meter to code the pictures, a computer to analyze the pictures, and software that can run calculations on the billions of pixels. Heâ''ll want a building on which to display the pictures. And, eventually, heâ''ll come up with an answer to a question only an artist would ask: What color is Palo Alto? This, in a nutshell, is a seven-year project that came to be called The Color of Palo Alto. It is public art in the digital age. In 2001 the City of Palo Altoâ''s Public Arts Commission gave artist Samuel Yates $10,000 to photograph the cityâ''s 17,739 parcels. Meanwhile, with another $25,000 from the city and $40,000 from Hewlett-Packard, Yates has printed out a photograph of every house in the town and plastered the images on city hall, in alphabetical order by street. And what color is Palo Alto?

Christiane Paul | Digital Art / Public Art: Governance and Agency in the Networked Commons Digital art has expanded, challenged, and even redefined notions of public art and supported the concept of a networked commons. The nature of agency within online, networked "systems" and "communities" is crucial to these developments. Electronic networks enable exchange and collectivist strategies that can question existing structures of power and governance. Networks are public spaces that offer enhanced possibilities of interventions into the social world and of archiving and filtering these interventions over time in an ongoing process.Networked activism and tactical response as well as artistic practice that merges physical and virtual space and augments physical sites and existing architectures are among the practices that are important to the impact of digital public art on governance. Digital technologies and new media art have expanded, challenged, or even redefined concepts of what constitutes public space, the public domain, and public art.

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