02 February 2006

Net Aesthetics 2.0 at EAI

This Monday, I'll be speaking on a panel moderated by Lauren Cornell & co-organized by Rhizome and Electronic Arts Intermix, called Net Aesthetics 2.0. I'm honored to say that my co-panelists will be Cory Arcangel, Michael Bell-Smith, Caitlin Jones, Michael Connor, and Wolfgang Staehle. Full details & bios are here. Next week, Time Out-New York will print a fun roundtable with all of us, and I'll keep you posted about that. {Actually, UPDATE: Here it is.} Meanwhile, here are the Flavorpill and Village Voice pieces, and below is the description of the event:

Net Aesthetics 2.0
Monday, February 6, 2006, 6:30 pm
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 337-0680

Rhizome.org and EAI are pleased to present a panel that will consider current expressions of Internet art in light of larger technological and cultural shifts. Over the past ten years, Internet-based art has transformed, moving away from a medium defined by an intimate, international avant-garde towards a more loose and dispersed range of conceptual and formal practices. This development has, in large part, to do with the expanded and diversified terrain of the Web itself. What was previously a thin network of interlinked pages, construction signs, and awkward animated gifs is now a sprawling area, home to some of the best new business models, largest communities, and billions of users both amateur and expert---a second stage some call the "Web 2.0." Now, artists working on, or drawing source material from the Internet, face not only a faster, richer, more complicated landscape, but also one whose parameters for art practice are continually being pushed out by artists and non-artists alike.

Update: The awesome Art Fag City has made a nice, funny post on the event and Gothamist also posted one of my nerdiest pix ever (in which I'm wearing my favorite t-shirt ever!), here.


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