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Interest on the Rise for Paddles ON! Digital Auction

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on June 26, 2014
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Looks like Paddles ON! London, is on its way to replicating the strides made during last year’s much-discussed net-art auction, the first at a major auction house. Last fall, the auction held in New York at Phillips totalled $90,600 on the sale of 16 pieces out of 20 lots. People widely lauded the auction as a success—a GIF sold for $1,300 and the excitement from the live auction crowd was palpable—but financially, the case for Paddles ON! achievements aren’t clear cut. Nine of the works sold for less than their estimated bids, and four of those were bought in by the auction house.

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An Informal Survey of Swag: The Sociology of Hip Hop In the Micro-World of Emerging Net Art

by Jennifer Chan on September 14, 2012
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Cultural studies has established that suburban white kids love hip hop in a complex manner; heaps has been written on aspiration, colorblindedness, misogynism, emulation, and subordination. But just what makes hip hop so appealing to net artists? Instead of passing off any attempt to indulge in hip hop as a 1:1 relationship between appropriation and mockery, I’m interested in looking at how different artists incorporate hip hop in their artwork to talk about themselves.

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Best Link Ever! Yung Jake – E.m-bed.de/d

by Will Brand and Paddy Johnson on March 20, 2012
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We mostly noticed Yung Jake’s E.m-bed.de/d because it name-checked us, but we’re glad we did. Let’s hear it for transparent ploys!

If you don’t remember Yung Jake from his Datamosh hit last year, this pretty much sums it up: Yung Jake is responsible for the only time RapGenius has mentioned Ryder Ripps. He’s a rapper, but also a CalArts student with digital skillz, and the two make a good combination.

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