My Desktop Life

my desktop life.

My Desktop Life is a new tool made to create online in a very free and personal way. It’s now on view in Art On Your Screen in ZKM Karlsruhe, who initially sponsored its creation.

With my new tool I could make several short films entirely created in a browser and displayed inside a browser. 
Here you can watch a creation I made called “This is home”.

Watch it, it’s seven minutes long and if you want to know how it’s made, follow my instructions. Notice on the left-hand top corner a very small check box, click on it, and see the film editor at work. Don’t hesitate to play with it and modify whatever you want in order to understand the functioning.
This prototype of an online editor is an opening for new opportunities of creations inside a browser.
 I’m currently working on the interface that will let user create with the use of the same tool as mine.
Next year, you will hear more about it.
 So stay tuned.

With MyDesktopLife, it is just the beginning of a long story of online creation.
Martine Neddam
http://neddam.org/

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ART PROJECTS

BEYOND

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Beyond is a mysterious virtual world. In a playful spirit of philosophical inquiry, it explores the paradoxes of technology, desire, and the paranormal posed since the birth of mechanical reproduction; the phonograph severing the voice from the body, photography capturing the soul and cinema resurrecting the dead.

Instructions:
- Drag your mouse to the left or right to move around a panorama.
- To move from one place to another, hover the mouse over different objects. When the cursor changes to a hand, you are over a hot spot.
- Click on a hotspot to explore.

More info here (pdf)

oulipo (Fr. Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle = Workshop for Potential Literature)

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The six works presented in "Oulipoems" range from poems, to poetry games, to tools for writing poetry. They are inspired by the Oulipo movement, a French literary movement which combines writing and mathematics. Members of the Oulipo create works of literature that are governed by rules ("constraints"). For example, all words might have to contain only the vowel 'e' or words might be spelled phonetically. Members of the Ouliopo are also interested in algorithmically generated texts, including, especially, text-generating machines which can result in an infinite, or at least very large, number of different texts.

The Dumpster

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The Dumpster is an interactive online visualization that attempts to depict a slice through the romantic lives of American teenagers. Using real postings extracted from millions of online blogs, visitors to the project can surf through tens of thousands of specific romantic relationships in which one person has "dumped" another. The project's graphical tools reveal the astonishing similarities, unique differences, and underlying patterns of these failed relationships, providing both peculiarly analytic and sympathetically intimate perspectives onto the diversity of global romantic pain.

The Dumpster was created by Golan Levin, Kamal Nigam and Jonathan Feinberg and made possible by support from the Whitney Artport, the Tate Online, and Intelliseek. Version 1.0 of the Dumpster was built in Processing and launched on Valentine's day, 2006.

Copies

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"There was this art website called Hell.com that had no public access. In February ’99 Rhizome subscribers received an invitation and password to see the new exhibition. During the opening we copied the whole show and published it on our website without restrictions. Our action upset Hell.com and lead to a cease-and-desist request. While Hell.com recently ceased to exist, our version remained visible ever since." 0100101110101101.ORG, Copies

Loaded 5x

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we are always waiting for the big
event that will change our lives forever --
not to make our lives a paradise,
but to give us direction, to find out what
our mission is, what is worth struggling for.
we are a nation in search of a frontier,
and without one we are overwhelmed
by anxiety.

Loaded 5x

Re-move

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"The pieces on www.re-move.org are an attempt to articulate mathematical and natural principles below a visual surface in an enjoyable and sometimes playful way. People should be able to get their own ideas about the pieces and involve themselves without having any preconception of how to watch or how to "use" the pieces - that's why there are no instructions or any guidelines. Depending of the used formulas and also depending on who is watching/playing around, the results of the created images and/or sounds will always be different - in that sense, the user can also be seen as an additional random-factor in the code which can help to create a more or less "organic" result."

// Lia, July 2001

Expunction: memory is there to deceive.

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Expunction is a project by mobile Internet communicator Igor Štromajer. Between 11 May and 16 June 2011, Štromajer, a pioneer of net art both in Slovenia and worldwide, ritually deleted a number of his classical net art works produced between 1996 and 2007. He expunged one net art project per day, permanently deleting it from his online server, so that the projects are no longer available at the Intima Virtual Base. He deleted 37 net art works altogether, amounting to 3,288 files or 101.72 MB.

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NEWS

Winner of the Prix Net Art: JODI

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After extensive deliberation, the Prix Net Art jury—comprising curators Michael Connor, Samantha Culp, Sabine Himmelsbach and Zhang Ga—is proud to announce that inaugural $10,000 Prix Net Art is awarded to artist duo JODI, with a $5,000 Award of Distinction granted to Kari Altmann. Explore their work here.
Jury Statement:
The internet is more than just a canvas, medium or publishing platform for art. The internet is a system that links human and machine intelligence to produce politics, economics, culture, and subjectivities. To make "internet art" is to intervene in, or participate mindfully in, these processes. Read more »

Windows 93

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Launch Windows 93 From Jankenpopp and Zombectro, Windows 93: a playfully surreal online simulator of a computer operating system that is aesthetically similar to Windows 95. The in-browser OS features solitaire, a virtual desktop girl, infuriating pop-up windows that constantly multiply, a musical defrag utility.



Oculart

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Geoffrey Lillemon (1981 USA) brings a classic romantic painting and drawing style to technology to reinterpret artistic practice. As one of the leading artists of the Net Art Movement, Lillemon has consistently foregrounded the interplay between the digital and physical world in his work, blending the traditional mediums with interactive animation that responds to human touch, brainwaves, and even heartbeats. Using various art forms, from mixed and moving media to literature and soundscapes to classic portraiture, he creates works of hallucinatory poetry that reach into the infinite depths of the subconscious where the real and the imaginary interact. Lillemon has exhibited internationally as Oculart, including being the Invite d'Honneur at the Centre Pompidou, was a founding member of studio Champagne Valentine, and is currently an artist in residence at Random, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Net.artdatabase

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Launch net.artdatabase

Currently you are developing a concept to contextualise Internet-based Art by recording users in front of their screens as they interact with the artwork, which is then documented. This seems to offer a brilliant way to shift the focus from the technological condition of Internet-based Art to its use in everyday culture—can you explain the aims of this project more in detail? Read more »

net-art on temporarystedelijk.com

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Launch temporarystedelijk.com
Temporary Stedelijk (7) is the last exhibition of temporary stedelijk. Since February 2012, Kalle Mattsson and Amber van den Eeden, have organized four online exhibitions on temporarystedelijk.com and temporarystedelijk.nl. They bought these domain names when they found out the Stedelijk Museum had neglected to do so.

In the first three exhibitions ‘Temporary Stedelijk (4), (5) and (6)’ the works of young, well known and less well known artists from Amsterdam were shown. Artists who are connected to the city of Amsterdam.

In this last virtual exhibition they have chosen to show net art: They thought this was a fitting way to end our online initiative. Net art is a field in which the Netherlands has played a significant role on an international level since the beginning of the 90's. Yet, within the Netherlands it keeps escaping the attention of most curators, museums and therefore the audience.

They have put together a collection of works by the very early pioneers and the young generations of net artists of today. It gives an overview of what has happened in the field of net art over the last 17 years. Read more »

CyberZoo

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Cyberzoo is a virtual zoo where it is possible to experience the wildest expressions of the artificial life in the security of your computer.
The mission of CyberZoo promotes the conservation of endangered species and the habitats in which they live. CyberZoo is involved in international programs of protection of threatened species, and participates in different projects from recovery and reintroducción of artificial life.

Conservation of the biodiversity
The mission of CyberZoo promotes the conservation of endangered species and the habitats in which they live. CyberZoo is involved in international programs of protection of threatened species, and participates in different projects from recovery and reintroducción of artificial life.

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The commodification of net-art


Slides for a short lecture presentation Jennifer Chan gave on selling internet art (both commercial and alternative economies). Salon 1 "The Art of Success" with co-presenters Jeff Stark and Zach Blas, Abandon Normal Devices Festival in Manchester, UK on August 30, 2012.