WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL PRIX NET ART

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For the last three years, Rhizome and Chronus Art Center (Shanghai) have partnered to present the Prix Net Art, a cash prize that goes to artists who are committed to working online and who represent important directions in contemporary net art practice. In the past, two artists have been awarded, but this year, after much deliberation, the jury—comprising Zhang Ga, Artistic Director of Chronus Art Center, Distinguished Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts; Lauren Cornell, Associate Director of Technology Initiatives and Curator at the New Museum; Christiane Paul, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Aria Dean, assistant curator of net art and digital culture at Rhizome—elected to recognize three recipients, each of whom will receive $5,000.

After considering a rich field of candidates nominated by the general public and invited expert nominators, the jury selected two artists and an artist duo who represent differently formulated but intersecting concerns and directions in the field of net art. Read more »

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ART PROJECTS

Whitney artport

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Launch project

On March 1, 2001, the Whitney Museum launched artport.whitney.org, a website designed as a resource for Internet art, and as an online gallery space for original art works commissioned by the Whitney specifically for the site. The first project, “Idea Line” by Martin Wattenberg, was launched in the fall of 2001. Current digital arts exhibitions are accessible here, as are past exhibitions, such as the Whitney Biennial Internet art projects. A collection area archives the works of net art and digital art in the Whitney Museum’s holdings, including Douglas Davis’ The World’s First Collaborative Sentence, the first work of Internet art acquired by the Whitney Museum in 1995.

ascii history of net-art

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Launch project

#0 Works and experiments with moving ASCII , ASCII audio, ASCII camera and such, are all directed towards conversions of contents between one media platform and an other, every time carefully directed at their full uselessness from the viewpoint of everyday high tech and all it's consequences. Read more »

Cyneart

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Launch project

CYNETART has been showing new trends of cultural developments in the media arts since 1997. The consequences of the prevailing progress of civilisation and the introduction of new information technologies in all fields of social life lead to the disembodiment of perception triggering the examination of a new sensitivity for physical experience and for the perception of one’s own body. The international festival focuses on the broaching the issue of this change of the perception of the body by new information technologies. Herein, the performance of the new technology is less important, it is rather about their cultural potential for mediation. This applies f.i. to linkages between existential questions of humankind and how they are perceived. It also applies to the sensual approach to scientific methods of research and the interconnections between the arts.

The festival will present projects which stand out because of their integrated tie-in of art, science and media technology. The art processes are based on modern computer technology and last but not least a work resulting from media operations. They are essentially seeking a cross-link to scientific and artistic forms of art.

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Blender Ten

Launch project

"Back in 2000 I created a Flash drawing app for h69.net called Katakana Guestbook, inspired by a project I worked on with Mark McIntosh at Black ID. Despite the lack of a drawing API I managed to stretch a bunch of MovieClips from point to point and allowed the user to save their drawing. Originally the app appended the drawing data to a text file on the server, but as its popularity grew, the file kept corrupting - I think as a result of two people trying to save simultaneously. Graham Cruickshanks stepped in with his ASP cleverness and hooked the saved data up to an Access database which solved the reliability issues."

Aleph

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Aleph es un website dedicado a net.art, pensamiento y crítica de las nuevas prácticas en internet que se ha desarrollado entre 1997 y 2002, por iniciativa de la Asociación Cultural aleph.

La dirección editorial ha corrido a cargo de José Luis Brea y la artística se debe a La Société Anonyme.

INTERACTIVE LEXICON OF JUXTA

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Allows each user to compile it with new lexical items and their definitions. In the beginning the Lexicon is an empty envelope that contains the interactive engine which defines the mode of communication between the user and the Lexicon. By Namniyas Ashuratova.

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NEWS

Announcing Rhizome's Net Art Anthology

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Announcing Rhizome's Net Art Anthology
MAJOR FORTHCOMING ONLINE EXHIBITION TO RETELL THE STORY OF NET ART.
Launch Event: Presentations + Artists Panel
Thursday, October 27, 7 PM
at the New Museum, 235 Bowery in NYC
TICKETS / Rhizome members receive a discount—email info@rhizome.org

With a special event on October 27, Rhizome will premiere Net Art Anthology, a two-year online exhibition retelling the history of net art from the 1980s through the present day. Through one hundred works—restaged and contextualized on a weekly basis at a dedicated microsite—the series will take on the complex task of identifying, preserving, and presenting exemplary works in a field characterized by broad participation, diverse practices, promiscuous collaboration, and rapidly shifting formal and aesthetic standards, sketching a possible net art canon. Read more at Rhizome

_MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US @ M0US310n.net

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Launch: _MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US @ M0US310n.net
happening and curation by Vasily Zaitsev
Online 2.0 happening & exhibition from M0US310n.net featuring Digital & Net.Art on the subject of Money & Error, put together by an dead snipper as anonymous curator "Vasily Zaitsev":

With an unexpected and play-based proposal, the project is leaded and curated by the fake figure of a World War II Russian sniper. MON3Y.us is conceived as a 2.0 happening that using a Facebook public event format, invites people in general and digital artists in particular, to be part of an artistic game in order to reflect on art and money as a way of social exchange beyond their exchange value.

"M0N3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US" proposes to establish connections, dialogues, and new insights into the contemporary art scene around the general topic of MONEY. Around 70 international artists selected with various aesthetic and conceptual approaches who work in fields such as Digital Art, Net.Art , New Media, Interactive Art , Multimedia, JavaScript, Glitch, Video, Online Performance, Animated GIF, and Digital Image.

M0us310n.net is an independent initiative to promote and support Net.Art & Digital Art.
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Catalog of Internet Artists Clubs

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Websites in the catalog are categorized as either surf clubs, art clubs, or related sites. The term surf club originated from the Nasty Nets group blog tagline "Internet Surfing Club," and is often used to describe group artist blogs where the prevailing subject is internet culture and aesthetics and where lines are blurred between the roles of artist, curator, and archivist. Launch project

IDN

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internationalized domain name (IDN)

multi-byte Unicode
public UnicodeSet getNumberRepresentatives(String identifier) {
int cp;
UnicodeSet numerics = new UnicodeSet();
for (int i = 0; i < identifier.length(); i += Character.charCount(i)) {
cp = Character.codePointAt(identifier, i);
// Store a representative character for each kind of decimal digit
switch (UCharacter.getType(cp)) {
case UCharacterCategory.DECIMAL_DIGIT_NUMBER:
// Just store the zero character as a representative for comparison.
// Unicode guarantees it is cp - value.
numerics.add(cp - UCharacter.getNumericValue(cp));
break;
case UCharacterCategory.OTHER_NUMBER:
case UCharacterCategory.LETTER_NUMBER:
throw new IllegalArgumentException("Should not be in identifiers.");
}
}
return numerics;
}
...
UnicodeSet numerics = getMixedNumbers(String identifier);
if (numerics.size() > 1) reject(identifer, numerics);

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The 3D Additivist Manifesto

"We call for you - artists, activists, designers, and critical engineers - to accelerate the 3D printer and other Additivist technologies to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird."
Submit to The 3D Additivist Cookbook... Answer the call: additivism.org/cookbook
#Additivism is essential for accelerating the emergence and encounter with The Radical Outside.
The 3D Additivist Manifesto was created by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke, with sound design by Andrea Young.
The full text and bibliography can be read & downloaded from: additivism.org/manifesto.

The 3D Additivist Manifesto from Morehshin Allahyari on Vimeo.

Typological Hybridizations in the net.art

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From Hypermedia to Data Visualization
_Visualizing net.art typological hybridizations
_Network evolution vs net.art (softwarization)
_Net.art in context
_Master’s Final Project AVM
_Visualization projects [P]

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