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December 5, 2016

The instaesthetic is in flux.  There is no set definition, it is up to us to set the perimeter for this concept. To me it is about instant gratification as an artist.  I see the instaesthetic as a quick self-soothing art process that creates fast results in the form of visual ecstasy.  I think it is easy, convenient and perhaps a little masterbatory-- excessively self-absorbed and self-indulgent. Make something that feels good...

November 15, 2016

Hactivism

What is hacktivism? If you google Hactivism or hacktivist, this is the short answer that you will get: These definitions are equally concise and broad enough to encompass the practice (of hacktivism) without restricting its vast perimeters. However, I will say that hacktivism goes well beyond the realm of computers and into the real world, and it can have a significant impact on the public.

One of the most well kn...

October 31, 2016

"The New Aesthetic concerns itself with 'an eruption of the digital into the physical'”

In 2012 something new and special was brought to light at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas by a group of people presenting on the New Aesthetic panel.  The event hosted a variety of speakers on the topic of this so-called New Aesthetic including, Joanne McNeil, Ben Terrett, Aaron Straup Cope, and Russell Davies and led by...

October 2, 2016

Will the real Yael Kanerak please stand up?

Yael Kanerak is a well-known pioneer in the realm of internet art. Although she was born in New York, she is from Israeliean decent and grew up in Israel. She returned to the US to go to art school and earned her BFA from Empire State College before moving on to attain her MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her work has since been internationally exhibited and Kanerak is celeb...

September 18, 2016

What is Internet art?

I think defining Art in general has proven to be quite challenging with its wide expanse of processes, incarnations and possibilities.  in my thinking, Art in itself has become a boundless entity, so wrapping up all of it's magic, mystery and wonder into one easy to swallow definition is daunting, to say the least. Defining a specific genre of art, especially one as new and with as many possibilities as in...

September 11, 2016

The electronic literature collection is  published by the Electronic Literature Organizaion (ELO), both as an online platform and in print, which provides viewers a unique viewing experience to encounter various types of digital/electronic/interactive literature. The ELO was founded in 1999 and currently has 3 Volumes of fantastic and extraordinary electronic works available for view. This discussion will be a quick bird's eye...

August 28, 2016

"The feeling of strangeness that overcomes the actor before the camera...is basically of the same kind as the estrangement felt before one's own image in the mirror. but now the reflected image has become separable, transportable.  And where is it transported? Before the Public. Never for a moment does the screen actor cease tor be conscious of this fact."

In Benjamin’s 1945 essay, The Wo...

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