Petra Cortright, H-o-r-i-z-o-n—-T-r-a-c-k-x/Glitchtttt
Up until about month ago, if you had a Facebook addiction, it was primarily rooted in the interest of finding old high school friends and taking pleasure in their weight gain. As someone who was not particularly popular in school and maintains a serious Internet addition, I’m sure it won’t surprise anyone that I didn’t need to find a professional reason to waste all kinds of time on that site.
Increasingly however, I am seeing that site used by heavy Internet users, (publishers and net artists). As far as social networking devices go, I suspect the site will win eventually win out over myspace since it is far more user friendly. Facebook features all kinds of plugins, developed by users that function well for a day or two before they break (anyone else having problems with delicious?) and provides a newsfeed of friend updates, so you can monitor the activities of people in your network on the site. What sort of stuff do you learn? As the title of this posts suggests, typical headlines include, “Petra commented on her own photo” or “Catherine removed retro 80’s from her favorite music”. Breaking indeed.
However, facebook also provide updates when users write notes, which proves handy for artists who want to notify their friends, and say, people like me about their work. You can also tag people in these messages, so that they receive additional notification (a perk since the newsfeeds can get a little overwhelming.)
Anyway, all of this is a rather long lead to the point that net artist Petra Cortright has written a note informing Facebook users that she’s uploaded new work. I don’t have anything overly intellectual to say about the city of glitch past the fact that I like how it looks and find it amusing that the images come from a file titled “actually worthwhile.” I’m inclined to apply that sentiment not just to H-o-r-i-z-o-n—-T-r-a-c-k-x, but to Facebook as well.