Mark Napier’s Riot is an alternative, "cross-content" Web browser. Like its real-world namesake, Riot disrupts the accepted rules of property and exposes the fragility of territorial boundaries. Inspired by the clashing classes and ideologies of New York's Lower East Side, Napier created a software "melting pot," a blender that mixes Web pages from separate domains into one browser window. The basic functionality of Riot is still rooted in traditional browser conventions: you surf the Web by entering a URL into the location bar, or by selecting from bookmarks. Unlike conventional browsers, however, Riot builds its pages by combining text, images, and links from the pages any user has recently viewed.
Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of five tactical media practitioners of various specializations including computer graphics and web design, film/video, photography, text art, book art, and performance. Read more »