greek new media shit (2011)

Greek New Media Shit is a tumblr blog started in april of 2011 to highlight, collect, catalogue, and critique a trend that the artist perceived of henelistic and greco-roman references within new media art, and the net art community.

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an ongoing tumblr blog of curated works regarding henelistic and greco-roman references within new media art.

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greeknewmediashit.tumblr.com was created in april 2011 to 'take a piss' at what I saw as an emerging trend in new media art. Hellinistic greco-roman references had become an almost prepackaged model of artmaking, especially among new media work, and at the time I had not seen anyone really addressing it as an emerging or existing trend.

I wanted to expose something that I saw happening, and at first it was very tongue & cheek, which I think the name of the blog makes clear, but it has become something else. I have had numerous submissions & suggestions from people interested in watching the blog act as a catalog or archive of this sort of work. It's been very strange to me watching the blog change & unfold. It started as a criticism of a cliche that i identified but has started self-perpetuating, and canonizing the idea that this is a style or mode that’s not only available to artists but perhaps desirable.

In general i think the work is usually a sort of reference to the timelessness & idealized beauty and forms that the greeks sought to capture, and how those qualities are analogous to the virtual reality that comprises the internet and our technology.

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