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Stanley Kubrick was an exhausting perfectionist in a way that bordered on psychotic. When he made The Shining, he had secretaries type up the entire manuscript of Jack Torrance’s “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” novel in five different languages. What kind of person subjects another to that level of unnecessary […]

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Net art foundation Rhizome announced on Wednesday that it is accepting proposals for the second annual edition of its microgrants program. Five artists will be selected to receive $500 each to make browser-based art. “The $500 is kind of meant to buy domain names, get you a few days off work, actually have the time […]

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YouTube user He Dawn has pulled together 50 artists from the Tumblr-set and datamosh-ed their work into one trippy gelatinous digital goo for your viewing pleasure. Datamoshing is a form of glitch art that’s all about removing a video player’s ability to differentiate between frames, creating a random melding of images. It’s all pretty cliche these […]

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The mainstream is catching up with what net artists have always known, that early net aesthetics are great and beautiful. Windows 93 is a perfect example. It blends a nostalgic Windows 95-style interface with a bunch of glitchy little programs all in your browser. And unlike some Windows, this one has a Start button! Among […]

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The digital art non-profit Rhizome wants to make sure the content that artists put online will last forever and they are releasing a new tool that gets us one step closer to making that happen. Colloq is an archiving program Rhizome has been developing that saves content from the internet in a proprietary format. What […]

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The second series of Sara Ludy, Sylvain Sailly and Nicolas Sassoon’s collective project “Wallpapers” has launched today. The individual, artist-created digital patterns display full-screen on their own URLs. They are meant to be viewed online and as gigantic projections at international exhibitions and events: Wallpapers offline takes form as site-specific installations comprised of large-scale video-projections. These site-specific installations employ wallpapers from the […]

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Artist Michael Green is attempting to sell the world’s most expensive animated GIF on eBay as we speak, with one watcher and zero bids. This is the second time he’s tried. The first sale failed late last night. Green’s GIF is a reference to Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog sculptures, one of which (the orange one) became the […]

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Imagine you’re back in the distant past. The year was 2008, a strange and terrifying time. The recession was in full swing, we hadn’t yet gained the ability to “like” things on Facebook, and Microsoft was getting really desperate to recruit cool young kids before they were all snatched up by Google. These recruiting videos from Microsoft are both […]

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After celebrating its second birthday earlier this year, the most interesting net art project ever hosted on Tumblr (long before it went corporate) has released their yearly video compilation. Like Carlos Sáez and Claudia Maté‘s endless website project Cloaque, the annual video release is exquisite corpse-style, featuring many of our favorite digital artists. Art F City raves: The piece begins with the […]

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Noworkflow is a new project by artist Sam Newell responds to Brad Troemel’s 2013 New Inquiry essay “Athletic Aesthetics,” which discussed… Athletic aesthetics are a by-product of art’s new mediated environment, wherein creators must compete for online attention in the midst of an overwhelming amount of information. Artists using social media have transformed the notion of a “work” from a series […]

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