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Turbulence.org Announces It Will No Longer Shutter. Moves to Canada.

by Paddy Johnson on December 6, 2016
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Good news: Turbulence.org will stay online! Last March, the non-profit commissioning net art from the US and abroad announced it would shutter December 1st. Co-founder Helen Thorington cited the long standing issue amongst non-profits—program grants that don’t cover operational costs, and the increased costs associated with web hosting. Web hosting costs run at about $1000 per month. It was unclear whether they would be able to preserve the website.

Since they made their announcement in March, though, Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), and Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at the University of Victoria, Canada have agreed to host the website, Turbulence.org and archive.turbulence.org into the foreseeable future.

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Net Art Archive Turbulence.org Going Offline, Raising Preservation Concerns

by Rea McNamara on May 10, 2016
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An important internet art archive will soon shutter. Turbulence.org, an online project that has commissioned new net art and networked hybrid artworks since the mid-1990s, announced over the weekend it would be going offline on December 31, 2016.

According to the announcement — made via a mass email to past and present artists, as well as in a public Facebook update — the organization can no longer sustain the operating costs needed to maintain its online archive.

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