Following on from Tuesday’s seminar on what is net.art? Here’s a couple of links to my choices, though, to be honest, I can’t single out one being less worthy than the other. I wanted to include them because for me they represent a possible discussion as to what “art” on the internet can be. From the gist of Tuesday’s seminar, it seemed to me that the definition put forward of what net.art is, is art with a capital A, the art of experimentation, art in galleries (virtual), “important”, challenging and innovative, though maybe also the art of the elite and possibly inaccessible to many . So called commercial art can also be challenging and innovative within it’s own apparent boundaries. Being an illustrator of comic books and graphic novels, I’m obviously going to argue for the artistry of my profession, but we can see exciting “new art” all over the internet-shop in design, animation and film.
Er, I’ll get my coat now.