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“Today, there is no ‘offline,’” Anthony Antonellis tells ANIMAL. “The internet is always there, it just gets smaller.” Last year, we documented Anthony Antonellis getting a tiny RFID chip surgically implanted into his hand with his 10-frame, 6-color, 1-kilobyte gif signature favicon. It was the world’s first net art implant (and, allegedly, “the Mark of the Beast!!!”). Antonellis’s […]

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The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in South Bank, London has just opened. Earlier, we posted that Kyle Chayka and I curated an installation of 19 artists, 17 selfie-based video art pieces (all 30 seconds or shorter) with an interactive booth. It’s there. ATTENTION FELLOW PRESS PPL: Let me answer this Q 4u… Are […]

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Artists Anthony Antonellis (the one with the RFID chip implant) and Kim Asendorf (the one who launched GIFs into space) eat food, just like us. As part of an exhibition for Berlin’s Art Hack Day — an internet-based nonprofit dedicated to “hackers whose medium is art and artists whose medium is tech” — artists Kim Asendorf, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Sebastian Schmieg, Anthony Antonellis and Nora […]

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Earlier this year, the Shortest Video Art Ever Sold! project at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in New York made a few headlines with the world’s first Vine sale (Shout out Angela Washko!) Ok, so there was a hacking of Vine involved, but the exciting part in the long-run is the ongoing conversation of a micro-collecting community and the work that artists […]

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Last week, ANIMAL videotaped artist Anthony Antonellis getting an RFID chip implanted into a fleshy part of his left hand — from the initial slice of the skin, to the stretching and pulling apart of the flesh, to the implantation to the… TA-DA!.. functionality. The RFID chip stores Anthony’s unique 1KB favicon gradient GIF and is readable by compatible mobile devices […]

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“Only the stitches hurt, because I looked at them,” artist Anthony Antonellis says, trying not to itch the incision site between the thumb and index finger. He says it didn’t hurt when the Brooklyn body modification specialist cut open the skin with a 0.75 inch blade or when he stuck the long, blade-less installer inside, pushing and […]

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We’re almost done celebrating Andy Warhol’s birthday. See anything good on that live gravecam? Société Perrier has for you a net art GIF tribute to Andy — for he was a fan of the computer! — and what do you know, it features some of our favorite artists. Here are some good ones… Lorna Mills, Harwood […]

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If you didn’t get to troll the NSA yet, don’t worry. In response to the troubling exposure of the PRISM internet surveillance program — and the general public’s vast response of WHAT THE FUCK, R U SRS? — here’s a brand new project from Carlos Sáez (of Cloque.Org) and Anthony Antonellis (of NetArtNet.Net) for fun. TriggerTreat.net generates a seemingly endless list […]

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There’s a brand new artist interview video series on Netartnet.net and, as ANIMAL’s Art Editor, I’m jealous. Artist Anthony Antonellis’s Netartnet.net project — “quick access to netart listings… all netart gallery bookmarks and RSS feeds in one place” — celebrated its one year anniversary this week, with more than 300 exhibitions and 1000 artists logged and with archives reaching back into […]

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How does the modern collector acquire digital works? Our friends at Art F City have an elegant solution — AFC Selects, a drool-worthy, fully-curated collection of work from 11 renowned, international artists, together on a luxury Mobiado USB drive crafted from a single piece of sapphire crystal, with custom printed ribbon and packaging from Bunny Rogers and a certificate of authenticity signed by all […]

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