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

Mt. Hekla in real time

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Mt. Hekla in real time

Mt. Hekla is a live volcano in the South of Iceland (WikiPedia). Recently a live webcam was set up at the Burfellsvirkjun power plant with a view of Hekla. What these codes produce is a live "painting" of the mountain that regenerates itself in real time. Mt. Hekla has been rendered by many of Iceland's most prominent artists as can be seen in the documentation for the 2001 exhibition Flogið yfir Heklu (En. Flying over Hekla) at the Kjarvalsstadir museum in Reykjavik.

FUJI spaces and other places

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January 3, 2010; 6:30 am in Tokyo (4:30 pm EST)
Turbulence Commission: "FUJI spaces and other places" by Nurit Bar-Shai
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Appropriating, processing, and interweaving several existing webcam feeds of Mount Fuji, "FUJI" is a durational piece for four seasons. "FUJI" examinesthe authenticity of networked, spatiotemporal experiences of distant nature, sacred sites, and sacred icons. The overwhelming immediacy and delirious variety of live broadcasts available via the Internet, as well as the current incitement to communicate with distant but real subjects alter our experience of space which is invariably mediated through images. In "FUJI",the gap between the real place and its representation no longer exists. "FUJI" is a voyage across deep time, experienced minute by minute, day by day -- a longing for a place that could never be, yet, evidently, always is.

SENSITIVE ROSE - Your Desires in a Compass Rose...

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SENSITIVE ROSE is an interactive compass rose formed by mobile tags that map people's desires. The interactions happen via cell phone and the results can be seen in a large screen projection ( or computer large screen). The work intention is to "navigate" in the desires of the people, in a secret way, through a ciphered poetics of tags, which can not be deciphered with naked eyes.

The official history of Net.art volume III: ascii history of moving images

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The Official History of Net.art
volume III

ascii history of moving images

lumiere
eisenstein
king kong
star trek
blow up
psycho
deep throat

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Pong

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Browser Pong is a traditional Pong game played not in a browser window, but with browser windows.
The typical browsing experience is conducted through a single application window. This is indeed a useful, practical thing. Browser Pong instead exists between a collection of windows. During play the negative space between windows is transformed into a playing field?the abstracted tennis court of Pong. The idea of thinking inside or outside some "box" is of course a dead and beaten horse. Browser Pong attempts to think with the boxes. The audio content was created by sound artist and musician Dominic Matar of Nine Cats Music specifically for this piece.

Got Your Internet Explorer Right Here

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Got Your Internet Explorer Right Here. “An immersive, randomly generated, psychedelic animation backed by a collage of audio loops designed to lovingly fry your eyes and ears.”

Grammatron

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The GRAMMATRON project is a "public domain narrative environment" developed by virtual artist Mark Amerika in conjunction with the Brown University Graduate Creative Writing Program and the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graphics and Visualization Center as well as with the support of many individuals without whom none of this would be possible. Read more »

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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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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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