• Net.art: beyond the browser to a world of things

    Author(s):
    Garrett Lynch (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Group(s):
    Contemporary Art, Networked Art
    Subject(s):
    Contemporary art, New media arts
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Networked Art, New Media Art, Web 2.0
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M65D8ND60
    Abstract:
    In under a decade and a half, net.art has developed from an obscure to a hyped form, gaining acceptance in the institution and being absorbed into popular culture. Why net.art has become associated with the web and not networks in general is evident within the form itself. The advantages the web embodies as an arena to conceive, create and present art means the web is for artists all at once their message, medium and [web]site. This paper will identify and trace the pre-web origins of net.art to evaluate what contribution they can make to net.art’s future development beyond the browser. Within this context, Web 2.0 and more particularly the Internet of Things will be discussed as a means to enable this. Examples of progressive net.art practice will illustrate the evolution of net.art into a networked art. Previously published in French as Net Art : au-delà du navigateur… un monde d’objets in an issue of the academic journal Terminal, Technologie de L’information, culture & société (Terminal, Information Technology, Culture & Society) titled Net Art, Technologie ou Création? (Net Art, Technology or Creation) and available through Editions L’Harmattan.
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