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Virginia Heffernan Thinks The Internet Is Art

by Emily Colucci on November 8, 2016
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Virginia Heffernan joined the Internet in 1979 at 9. Growing up near Dartmouth, the cultural critic learned the computer language BASIC from the college’s president John Kemeny with a group of her classmates. I learned this random factoid about Heffernan’s online life at her lecture on Tuesday night at School of Visual Art’s Design Research, Writing and Criticism Department, where she discussed her new book Magic and Loss: The Internet As Art.

Heffernan’s bizarre, meandering lecture was full of tidbits about her own web usage including her high score in Angry Birds, her meetings with Google or her chat room experiences on early live chat feature Conference XYZ. Her over-the-top adoration of her own online history might explain why she thinks the Internet is art.

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Dream Job Alert: Rhizome Curators

by Michael Anthony Farley on August 16, 2016
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Rhizome is hiring! There’s a full-time position as a Software Curator, saving hard-to-preserve digital artworks, and an entry-level job for an Assistant Curator of Net Art. So cool.

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Sanitizing the Web: Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update

by Corinna Kirsch on April 22, 2015
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Crappy websites, art websites, old websites—Google is pushing you out. This is gentrification on the web.

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Eminent Domain Names: Top 25 Expiring Artists on the Internet

by Corinna Kirsch on March 4, 2015
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An exercise in value and surveillance.

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Nestlé Claims Trademark Infringement Against Artist Anthony Antonellis

by Corinna Kirsch on January 13, 2015
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Is it possible to confuse a Poland Spring bottle of water with a $300.00 Poland Spring bottle of water stuffed with a Chinese knockoff wristband? Nestlé is hedging its bets on a current trademark infringement claim against artist Anthony Antonellis, claiming that average consumers can’t tell the difference between their bottled water and his, largely because his work belongs on a website URL formerly owned by the conglomerate.

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Electric Objects and New York Public Library Announce “Net Artist in Residence”

by Andrew Wagner on August 7, 2014
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Can we expect a future where digital art hangs on the walls of everyone’s homes? Electric Objects, the startup that’s creating a home-computer display system for Internet-based art, called EO1 has been wildly successful. So far they raised a whopping $787,612 on Kickstarter for these digital art screens—their original goal was $25,000. And now, adding to the start up’s momentum, they’re launching a “Net Artist in Residence” program with the New York Public Library (NYPL).

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