Collecting and Conserving Net Art explores the qualities and characteristics of net
art and its influence on conservation practices. By addressing and answering some of the challenges facing net art and providing an exploration of its intersection with conservation, the book casts a new light on net art, conservation, curating and museum studies.
Documentation of selected internet-based artworks by recording users in front of their screens as they interact with the work.
netzspannung.org is a platform for interactive art and media art education. Netzspannung.org has been online since 2001, and defines itself as a tool for researching, reflecting upon, and imparting electronic culture. The platform for the › theory and practice of media art offers over 2,500 work descriptions, texts, images and videos for the purpose of interdisciplinary education in art, design and informatics.
The preservation of net art is a complex topic which requires the construction of a specific approach to look at internet artwork, one that takes into account the material dimension of the artwork. Preservation does not deal only with aesthetics, not only about the way the audience experiences artworks, but needs to have access to these types of information so the preservation process can take place.
By Mindaugas Gapsevicius