Network Art brings an international group of leading theorists and artists together to investigate how the internet, in the form of websites, mailing lists, installations and performance, has been used by artists to develop artwork.
Covering a period from the mid 1990s to the present day, this fascinating text includes key texts by historians and theorists such as Charlie Gere, Josephine Bosma, Tilman Buarmgartel and Sarah Cook, alongside descriptions of important projects by Thomson and Craighead, Lisa Jevbratt and 0100101110101101.org amongst many others.
Fully illustrated throughout, and including many pictures of artworks never before seen in print, Network Art represents one of the first substantial attempts to place major artist's writings on network art alongside those of critics, curators and historians. In doing so it takes a unique approach, offering the first comprehensive attempt to understand network art practice, rooted in concrete descriptions of the systems and the process required to create it.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors Acknowledgments Part 1: Contexts Chapter 1. Introduction Tom Corby Chapter 2. The History of Network Art Charlie Gere Chapter 3. Art as Experience: Meet the Active Audience Josephine Bosma Chapter 4. Context Specific Curating on the Web (CSCW?) Sarah Cook Chapter 5. The Ludic Hack: Artistic Explorations of Computer Games Tilman Baumgärtel Part 2: Practices Chapter 6. Grave Digging and Net Art: A Proposal for the Future Natalie Bookchin Chapter 7. Inquires in Infomics Lisa Jevbratt Chapter 8. Softer Side of Art Maciej Wisniewski Chapter 9. System Poetics and Software Refuseniks Corby & Baily Chapter 10. Digital Bop Poetics Mark Amerika Chapter 11. The Wrong Categories Thomson & Craighead and Kris Cohen Chapter 12. If Networked Art is the Answer What is the Question? Lucy Kimbell Chapter 13. Dow Chemical just says 'yes' to Bhopal The Yes Men Chapter 14. Life Sharing: a Real-time Digital Self-portrait 0100101110101101.ORG
Tom Corby is Senior Lecturer in Media Art at the University of Westminster and is an artist who specialises in media technologies. Recent exhibitions include Art meets media: Adventures in Perception at the NTT Inter-Communication Center (ICC), Tokyo and File media art festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work has won a number of international awards, including prizes at The Post-Cagian Interactive, The Machida City Museum of Arts, Tokyo in 2001, Ars Electronica in 2001, and Cynet Art, Dresden in 1999.