This is perhaps the most important question we want to ask ourselves when starting a discussion on Net art.
In the beginning, say, around 1995, there was something called Net art. No one knew what it was or what it would become. Wild experimentation was happening within a core group of internationally connected artists and writers, most of whom had never met each other, but who were able to simultaneously and continuously collaborate on various networking projects over the Internet.
One of the key compositional methods that initially emerged on the Net was multimedia and code remix art. In 1996, writing for the German-language online art journal Telepolis, remixthebook author Mark Amerika published one of his Amerika Online columns entitled “Surf-Sample-Manipulate...
Via Jacques Urbanska