A note on the use of language

As artists and curators are coming to the web to create, programmers and
non-artists who are its native inhabitants are being labeled "folk" artists. I
find this disturbing. Frankly, what most programmers and non-art school web
practitioners create should not be confused with ...

David Hudson wrote:

>From Wired's page on _Osmose_, accessible via:
>http://www.hotwired.com/wired_online/4.08/osmose/index.html:

>"a virtual reality installation that you can only
>find in an art gallery or electronic art ahow…

>"…an experience Mark Pesce calls 'virtual
>kundalini, an expression of philosophy
>without ...

During the 50th Theater Festival of Avignon writer (is there a female
word for writer?) Zarza lives there and sends me two fax pages every
day. I scan and colorize them and publish them at 18.00 CET. The pages
are mostly german.

Backspace, a Cyber Gallery, the latest in the upsurge of activity on
the Southbank, London, UK.

The concept and organization of Backspace is intrinsically linked to
the ebb and flow of the River Thames, a much abused and maligned
source of inspiration and energy.

Backspace provides a stimulating environment for ...

In the summertime, when the weather is hot: the integration of two
worlds is the interesting thing (or an interesting thing, or maybe a
plausible metaphor) for the state of electronic arts in the UK. This
integration (or is it dis-integration) arrives in various ways: –
the institutional shifts – ...

Currently featured at the @art web site, an electronic gallery of
University of Illinois' School of Art and design, is Stephanie Cunningham's
most recent on-line art project SILENCE. SILENCE sets out to depict some
of the ways in which women are systematically deprived of voice in real and
electronic spaces ...

Joseph Nechvatal (jnech@imaginet.fr) has a new web site. The noisy
background gif makes a potentially interesting text frustratingly difficult
to read. Nechvatal's work "stems from a computer virus program."

Call for participation.
21.07.96 - 27.07.96 inclusive.
'Insite' interactive art event.

excerpt from Insite's website:

By passing visual material between
participants for manipulation, alteration
and addition which is then returned for
further deliberation and work, a visual
dialogue will be created.

The event will involve pairs of ...

Mixed media and postmodern, the authors of this exhibition/performance
operate at the junction between awareness of art history and a willingness
to approach a modern world. This is embodied by the use of contemporary
technology. Image, object, body and communication. Integrating photography
and video by touch up and mixing ...

I/O/D is a interactive magazine available free over the internet.
Featuring art, sound, text and images from an international array of
contributors. It has gained a strong following amongst interactive
designers as well as general computer users as a result of its dedication
to finding the most awkward ...

The art scene in general in DC is very diffuse. Unlike other cities in
which I've lived (Toronto, Buffalo, Pittsburgh) there aren't any strong,
lively arts organizations that act like glue to bring the community
together. There are a number of small regional art centers that exhibit
visual art (painting ...

EXPLORING AND EXTENDING THE HORIZONS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND DANCE CULTURE

A web site is being set up for FUTUREsonic that will present selections of
images, video, text and music representative of the event.

Participants are invited to send contributions to haywire@thelabs.demon.co.uk

FUTUREsonic - music and technology ...

An event on the alliance of ART - SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY in the celebration of
" La Science en Fete " in Caen, Basse-Normandy, France

For the exposition we are searching internationaly for Videos, CD-Roms,
adresses of appropriate WWW - .http - sites that focus on the collaboration
of the arts, sciences and electronic ...

It's tough to get any genuinely innovative art done on the Web. The
technical limitations of the medium present challenges many artists welcome
but few successfully overcome. But there are no technical obstacles to
getting solid art criticism out onto the Web, and in fact, if the WWW has
been ...

The discussion between Paul Warren and Andreas Broeckmann is sort of difficult
for me to enter, as I am a writer, and one of those theory people who can appear
to be blocking the development of the work they think they are trying to
promote. But the issues are tremendous ...

Paul Warren (pwnr@interport.net) wrote:

computer culture artists: a new type of folk art?

Donald Kuspit chose not to write about Larry Auerbach's work. While
it may seem odd, or even a bit self-depreciating to say this as the
curator, Larry's exclusion from the essay did not surprise me ...