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Net Art Anthology by Rhizome - A two-year online exhibition retelling the history of #netart

Net Art Anthology by Rhizome - A two-year online exhibition retelling the history of #netart | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

This two-year online exhibition will present 100 artworks from net art history, restaging and contextualizing one project each week.

 

Devised in concert with Rhizome's acclaimed digital preservation department, Net Art Anthology also aims to address the shortage of historical perspectives on a field in which even the most prominent artworks are often inaccessible. The series takes 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.

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Collecting New #MediaArt: Just Like Anything Else, Only Different by Steve Dietz

Collecting New #MediaArt: Just Like Anything Else, Only Different by Steve Dietz | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

In this comment, Jeremy Strick is both correct and being rhetorical. Lots of contemporary art raises these same questions. New media art, particularly in its network-based incarnations, does so perhaps more consistently, but none of the questions raised is radically new. In fact, one of the results of institutions' early investigations of collecting new media, the Variable Media Initiative, is significant precisely because of its cross-medium applicability. Nevertheless, there is a kind of crisis of collection - and hence cultural memory - because of the paucity of work in museum collections and the nature of new media art, which makes it difficult to recover adequately past a certain point.

It is fair to say that even among the few museums that have relatively active curatorial efforts in new media, none has a collection that even approaches the scope of its holdings in other media that its exhibits. At the same time, since at least 19977 when Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz first presented their Satellite Arts Project, and certainly since the invention of the World Wide Web in the early 90s, there has been an explosion of artistic new media activity, as is well documented on a website such as Rhizome or the archives of the Ars Electronica Festival, which presented for its 25th year in 2004.

Why? What accounts for this discrepancy between artistic activity and institutional collecting?

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inconvergent · A Study of Generative Algorithms by Anders Hoff

inconvergent · A Study of Generative Algorithms by Anders Hoff | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Anders Hoff is a generative artist and programmer. Most of his time is spent exploring the interesting results you can get from simple rules.

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