Nowadays, work is placed on a level with duty, compulsion, obedience, conformity, monotony and exploitation, but scarcely with a «practice of creative enjoyment» of (Negri/Hardt). Even day-to-day art production bears few signs of this creative pleasure, being characterized more by requirements and deadlines. The «net.art generator» offers one way out of the rat-race: automized art production. Artists save valuable time and energy.
Net.flag is a flag for the Internet. Every nation on earth has a flag that identifies the territory of that nation, and the flag is a symbol of conquest of new territory. One of the most memorable images of the 20th century is a scene of the United States flag planted in the rocky terrain of the moon, the emblem of an earthbound territory apparently identifying the entire planet, or laying claim to the moon itself.
In the new millenium we see nations trying to lay claim to a new kind of territory, the Internet. This virtual territory is no longer a geographic location, a new land with resources to be claimed. It is a space created by man-made infrastructure that carries the potential of information, group identity, economic and political advantage. Nations and terrorists alike use the Internet to carry out their agendas. Those who control the structures, both hard and soft, that make this new space, control the nature of the space itself, providing or limiting access to the resources of the network.
"adaweb is a research and development platform, a digital foundry, and a journey. here, artists are invited to experiment with and reflect upon the web as a medium, and as a means of distribution for their work. while we produce most of the projects you experience on our site, we also house co-productions, guest work, events, and source material on the artists and their galleries. ah, 'da web - always subject to change."
"Please Change Belief" is a project built for the World Wide Web which consists of several sections (be prepared to explore a bit to figure out how it works and how to navigate the site). It was done in association with äda'web, an experimental site now sponsored by the Walker Art Center.
There is a nod to interactivity in that you can take Holzer's truisms and "improve" them or replace them with your own. Unfortunately, this doesn't modify the basic exhibit, but simply adds the new slogans to a list which can be viewed separately.
Meetopia is a cooperative web-art based platform launched in 2006. Netart projects, webzine, digital cultures.
In our projects, computers and networks are understood as well as tools and means of production and circulation as locations and subjects of a digital condition that is defined by the accessibility, the appropriation, the reproduction and replication of the code, the connection to networks, and the development of a digital knowledge which produce a collective intelligence. Read more »
"etoy.CORPORATION is all about sharing: knowledge, skills, risk, excitement, resources, social networks, art, technology and cultural profits. etoy goes where traditional artists, companies and individuals cannot afford to go.
etoy / aka etoy.CORPORATION - founded in 1994 - is known for its pioneering role in internet art (etoy.INTERNET-TANK-SYSTEM / etoy.com, 1995), controversial operations like the digital hijack (1,5 million search engine users kidnapped in 1996), the domain name battle TOYWAR with eToys.com (an American multi billion dollar company that tried to take over the etoy.com domain name in 1999) or the etoy. Read more »
A multidisciplinary collaborative engaged in liberating art from craft and from the Artworld through identity adventures.
Flyvision is a forum for artistic collaborations on the web. It is a place (and a time) on the web where (and when) web-specific art project are created, presented and experienced. It has no precise goal but trajectories and is constantly re(de)fining itself and readjusting its trajectories.
Windows pop out of nowhere and even go beyond the parameter of the browser application. This site is at its most startling when it appears to take over ones entire computer, almost suggesting to the user that it is reaching beyond the confines of the computer screen.
In recognition of the pioneering experimental works continually being produced by artists for the internet Soundtoys.net has been established to provide a space for the exhibition of exciting new works by a growing community of audio visual artists, while also providing a forum for discourse around new technologies and the nature of soundtoys. The site is intended to provide a meeting point for this growing community of artists and users, and in addition to the exhibition of audio visual projects, the site contains areas for artists interviews, links to resources, and texts by contributing writers where serious issues around interactive arts, audio visual syhthesis, generative art, and a history of interactivity are discussed. Hopefully it is a fun and entertaining site to visit, while also providing valuable information for all parties.