Net art projects

I Am Aware of Your Private Life

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What creates a portrait of a person now? Probably pictures stored on personal devices. This website has been made as a part of a project the aim of which is to create a collective portrait of users. As soon as there will be enough submissions an artwork will be made and published on this website as well. You are invited to make your contribution now. All is needed is just a picture. (e-mail is not required)

Cameron's World

“Cameron’s World,” built by Berlin-based designer Cameron Askin, is a frenetic web-collage created as “a love letter to the internet of old.” Divided into thematic rows of over 700 images Askin sourced from archived pages, the website is a well-organized gallery exploding with decades-old browser detritus composed of blinking texts, animated pictorial cursors, MIDI files, and cheesy GIFs. Meanwhile, music fitting to soundtrack a video game, created by Robin Hughes with only a mouse, loops in the background so scrolling through “Cameron’s World” truly feels like entering a time machine.
The Place Where In My Soul Lingers...Tabla de contenido
1. Anarchy
2. Destruction
3. Misery/sufferingis dead. Dear Internet Person,
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The artist is typing

the artist is typing

"Whenever you want, 24/7, you can check out me , my presence and, ultimately, my artistic aura in the intimate act of typing on my laptop keyboard writing art statements, press releases, unpublished poetries, self-promotion emails, private love letters, amazon orders, google search queries, HTML code and many other keyboard-based activities.

After all, art is life and art, as life, is what happens while you are typing." (Guido Segni). Launch: theartististyping>

more about this project.

Fair Warning

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Fair Warning is a series of test environments installed on the websites of Whitechapel Gallery and Phillips. These test environments aim to discover, measure and quantify taste profiles of the contemporary art audience. A series of rapidly changing tests, from simple questionnaires to visual comparison tests, are used to quantify and measure taste — personal preference as it relates to the general. The results are distilled to relationships between hype mechanisms and value creation within the contemporary art world. Fair Warning attempts to both embrace the quantification strategies used to influence opinion and to demystify the usefulness of such data. Can and should everything be measured and quantified? What is altered in the process of becoming aware of such information? Read more...

P!R4T3_ P0RN0_ M4T3R!AL (NSFW)

P!R4T3_ P0RN0_ M4T3R!AL

Problemizing Porn Reading and Consumption…..
[appropriation] via “save as”+ screen-capturing / [remixxxing] via
databending >>> [producing]
&& [problemizing] distribution and consumption {of porn} via dirty new
media DIY practices
focusing on professional and amateur players in the realm of cyber sex
&& pornography, the various (sub)-realities
canalized&connected&&defined by communication toolz & peculiar
languages influenced by the ever growing and dynamic and and
shapeshifting inter(net)worked
social/political//economical///technological scenarios.
"I wished to make porn loops accessible via URL (browser) and QR-Code (stickers) for tablet and smartphone screens, the new peep show digital mobile devices, approaching gifs as Stan Brakhage approached films and approach porn as Lasse Braun did it producing film loops but, this is not the golden age of porn, Red Link District, as well as Pirate Porno Material 1&&2, are gif loops from the dark age of porn.
Thoughts about pornography….."

More links to his work and who is Dom Bara

Dark Content (2015)

Dark Content (2015)
A series of videos about internet content moderators: the extraordinarily significant, yet elusive, individuals who determine how much breast is too much breast for Instagram, or are tasked with scrubbing photos of Osama bin Laden from search engines.

New episodes are released periodically only on the Darknet. To watch them download the Tor Browser and go to http://5cqzpj5d6ljxqsj7.onion

Ep.1 I would prefer not to include my name

Ep.2 I’m currently living in my car

Ep.3 His reign stops here

Ep.4 A darker place mentally

Dark Content - Trailer from Eva and Franco Mattes on Vimeo.


About the Shredder
Why Shred the Web?

The web is not a publication. Web sites are not paper. Yet the current thinking of web design is that of the magazine, newspaper, book, or catalog. Visually, aesthetically, legally, the web is treated as a physical page upon which text and images are written.

Web pages are temporary graphic images created when browsing software interprets HTML instructions. As long as all browsers agree (at least somewhat) on the conventions of HTML there is the illusion of solidity or permanence in the web. But behind the graphical illusion is a vast body of text files -- containing HTML code -- that fills hard drives on computers at locations all over the world. Collectively these instructions make up what we call 'the web'. But what if these instructions are interpreted differently than intended? Perhaps radically differently?


The Random Darknet Shopper is an automated online shopping bot which we provide with a budget of $100 in Bitcoins per week. Once a week the bot goes shopping in the deep web where it randomly chooses and purchases one item and has it mailed directly to the exhibition space. Once the items arrive they are unpacked and displayed, each new object adding to a landscape of traded goods from the Darknet.

The Random Darknet Shopper is a live Mail Art piece, an exploration of the deep web via the goods traded there. It directly connects the Darknet with the gallery. By randomizing its consumerism, the bot is guaranteed a wide selection of goods from the thousands listed on deepweb markets.

!Mediengruppe Bitnik (read - the not mediengruppe bitnik) live and work in Zurich/London. They are contemporary artists working on and with the Internet. Their practice expands from the digital to affect physical spaces, often intentionally applying loss of control to challenge established structures and mechanisms. !Mediengruppe Bitniks works formulate fundamental questions concerning contemporary issues.

Rafael Rozendaal

This is a film of all Rafael Rozendaal websites up to now. It is a screen recording of a browsing session. He visits these 103 websites and talks about making the websites and how they should work, as a reference document for future preservation.