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

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ART PROJECTS

The Alphabet Synthesis Machine

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Somewhere between the chaos of television static, and the order of the text you are now reading, lies a fascinating realm of semi-sense. By attending to this narrow union of nonsense and sublimity, we propose that we may come to a deeper understanding of how sense-making occurs at all, and become connected through abstract forms to a reality beyond language.

This artwork is addressed to the specific feeling of semi-sense we have when we recognize, but cannot read, the unfamiliar writing of another culture. A reactive machine, it allows people to create and explore personal semi-sense alphabets: coherent sets of abstract glyphs which might resemble the plausible scripts of civilizations with which we simply happen to be unfamiliar.

Launch The Alphabet Synthesis Machine

Allmylifeforsale

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Allmylifeforsale

Allmylifeforsale, an online project that explored our relationship to the objects around us, their role in the concept of identity, as well as the emerging commercial systems of the Internet.

Using the public/commercial space of the online trading community Ebay in conjunction with his online catalogue Allmylifeforsale.com, John Freyer catalogued and sold nearly everything that he owned, from his kitchen cutlery to his personal hygiene products, his Star Wars sheets and finally even the domain name Allmylifeforsale.com itself. (Now owned by the University of Iowa, Museum of Art)

1:1 (2)

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1:1 (2)

1:1 was a project created in 1999 which consisted of a database that would eventually contain the addresses of every Web site in the world and interfaces through which to view and use the database. Crawlers were sent out on the Web to determine whether there was a Web site at a specific numerical address. If a site existed, whether it was accessible to the public or not, the address was stored in the database. However, the Web was changing faster than the database was updated and in 2001 it was clear that the database was outdated.

1:1(2) is a continuation of the project including a second database of addresses generated in 2001 and 2002 and interfaces that show and compare the data from both databases.

(Cookies and Javascript have to be enabled. The site was made in 2002. A lot has changed since. Currently the site only works in Safari on Mac and Explorer on PC.)

MON3Y as an 3RRR0R

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MON3Y as an 3RRR0R | MON3Y.US
Happening 2.0 & curated by Vasily Zaitsev
Online Vernissage
ONLINE NOW www.mon3y.us

M0us310n.net is an independent initiative to promote and support Net.Art & Digital Art.

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Net Criticism Juke Box

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Vuk Cosic work for the 'Beauty and the east' conference. The work pokes fun at the endless stream of serious discourse circulating online and adresses these tensions. Put together by Vuk Cosic with material from interviews by Josephine Bosma and Geert Lovink, the work uses a very simple interface to remodel and redistribute art discourse (Rachel Green).

Thanx to Josephine Bosma, Michail Langer and Geert Lovink that gave us the tapes.

Ciro Múseres: projects

Yes we are

Ciro Múseres. I would like to share some of my artwork with you.

Untitledocument
2005
http://www.untitledocument.com.ar
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Spamky
2007-2008. blogart
http://www.spamky.blogspot.com/
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Yes we are
2008
http://yesweare.info
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3HASHTAG SINTÍTULO
2011
http://museres-ciro.com.ar/portfolio/3ht/

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NEWS

Face to Facebook

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Launch: Face to Facebook
A project by PAOLO CIRIO and ALESSANDRO LUDOVICO.
Stealing 1 million Facebook profiles, filtering them with face‐recognition software and then posting them on a custom‐made dating website, sorted by their facial expression characteristics. http://lovely‐faces.com
In an attempt to free personal data as Facebook’s exclusive property we spent a few months downloading public information from one million profiles (including pictures). Immersing ourselves in the resulting database was a hallucinatory experience as we dove into hundreds of thousands of profile pictures and found ourselves intoxicated by the endless smiles, gazes and often leering expressions. Read more »

Net art online exhibition (Montreal's Biennal)

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“Video is the new net art” writes Mark Amerika on Twitter! Given that video art is considered to be one of net art’s original sources, this statement may appear somewhat contradictory. Yet it mirrors the works brought together for this exhibition as well as some art forms emerging on the Internet. Standing at the crossroads of video, cinema and hypermedia, such mixed experiences are revamped via current technological tools such as Video Jockey and animation softwares, webcams, YouTube, Flickr, streaming, cell phone. More importantly, they are revitalized through chance, that great force of the imagination through which the computer’s media principles of predictability are diverted.

These projects are presented in the CIAC e-magazine and will be featured on the Biennale de Montréal space during the month of May.

The CIAC's e-Magazine special edition "Biennale de Montréal" is now online and...in space! Read more »

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Lauch distribution computer- and netbased art

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February 1-6, Transmediale.11, Berlin

The Netherlands Media Art Institute and V2_Institute for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam) join forces to introduce their dissemination and distribution services for media art. NIMk Distribution and V2_Agency collaborated on the production of a shared catalogue of represented artworks. To celebrate the launch of both distribution initiatives, NIMk and V2_ curated a small showcase exhibition of artworks from their catalogue for Transmediale.11 in Berlin (February 1-6, 2011). They also organize a reception on Friday, February 4, 4-5PM at the Cafe Global Stage, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Since 2010, NIMk extends its existing distribution services with a selection of computer-based and net-based works.

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Video vortex #6 (2011)

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Video Vortex 6 Amsterdam
Location: TrouwAmsterdam
11-12 March 2011

Two years later, the Video Vortex events come back to Amsterdam. Organized by the Institute of Network Cultures, and in a top cultural venue, Video Vortex 6 offers artist presentations (performances, screenings and talks), hands-on workshops, the launch of the upcoming Video Vortex Reader II, and a 2-day symposium:
-Online Video Aesthetics
-It’s not a Dead Collection, it’s a Dynamic Database
-Country Reports
-Platforms, Standards and the Trouble with Translation
-Online Video as a Political Tool
-Online Video Art Read more »

WEPPOW

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Launch WEPPOW

OUR MODELS ARE RUDE
BUT IN A VERY POLITE WAY

IT’S LIKE SHOOTING WEAPONS IN A CREATIVE WAY

WE CAME UP USING THEM WITH GARMENTS
I WAS LIKE... BOOOM!

THIS WAS SUCH A MOMENT..
LIKE IT’S A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN FASHION

WE WANT TO USE THE BULLET FOR CHARITY
WE ARE SO INSPIRED BY THE VIOLENCE OF THIS WORLD,

WE GOT REALLY INTERESTED IN POLITICAL STATEMENTS
BEING POLITICAL IS SUCH A HUGE TREND

IT’S NOT MILITARY STYLE ANYMORE
IT’S POLITICAL STYLE
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No Fun

In "No Fun" Franco Mattes simulated his suicide in a public webcam-based chat room. Thousands of random people watched while he was hanging from the ceiling, swinging slowly, for hours. The video documentation of the performance is an unbelievable, at times very disturbing, sequence of reactions: some laugh, some are completely unmoved, some insult the supposed corpse, some take pictures with their mobiles. Notably, out of several thousand people, only one called the police. Read more »

Nominees announcement: transmediale Award 2011 & Open Web Award 2011

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Nominees announcement: transmediale Award 2011 & Open Web Award 2011

This weekend, transmediale and CTM (club transmediale) announced the nominees for the transmediale Award 2011. For the first time this year, together with the Mozilla Foundation/Drumbeat, transmediale announced the inaugural Open Web Award. In a session lasting several days, the international jury nominated the most outstanding works from an impressive pool of more than 1000 submissions. This years jury members are Defne Ayas (Shanghai), Micz Flor (Berlin), Marisa Olson (New York), Brandon LaBelle (Berlin) and Matteo Pasquinelli (Amsterdam) Read more »