Artcontext features a variety of collaborative net artworks, experiments in network creativity that rely on participative visiting artists. A hybrid of telecommunication software and concept art, Artcontext is focused on the aesthetics and politics of collaborative media. Within Artcontext people can behave creatively, cooperatively or destructively; communicating and, at the same time, substantially modifying and revising what will be the experience of the site for future visitors.
[Abstract] Digital art activities (commonly known as net art) refer to a wide range of works that are computer-based art, accessed freely online, created by artists using web browsers, developer codes, scripts, search engines, applications, and various other online tools.
Net art blurs the boundaries between art, design, political activism, and communication and raises questions about the authorship and translocality of art. Its relationship with the art world has been unclear as much as its nature as an avant-garde art movement.
A visual risk calculator, monitoring the stock prices of the top ten U.S. weapons manufactuers. Background images feature 60+ corporate boardrooms. Skull images sourced from real internet auctions for human skulls. Audio ripped from a Risk Managament class on YouTube.