spacer.gif{ART}

Posted by mark cooley | Thu Dec 15th 2005 9:08 p.m.

http://spacergifart.com

Obsolescence meets timelessness in new Art form.

What is a "spacer.gif"?
The spacer.gif is a means, employed by web designers, of keeping table based layouts from collapsing in on themselves. The spacer.gif was once a valuable tool in a net world governed by the interdependence of content and layout. However, to the contemporary high-efficiency web designer, who employs css formatting and layout capabilities, spacer gifs are largely an obsolete and unnecessary tool. The independence of content from layout has come, and spacer gifs, as a concept and as digital objects, are disappearing.

What is spacer.gif{ART}?
As the digital culture industry forges on to virtual territories yet unseen, spacer.gif{ART} hopes to salvage small pieces of the wreckage left behind. spacer.gif{ART} produces and distributes limited edition archival prints of spacer.gif image files downloaded directly from the web by our highly skilled team of curators and techno-conservators. Our portfolio collections represent a dying breed of often unknown artists who utilize(d) the tools of a rapidly fading past to create extraordinary table-based web design experiences. Our curatorial staff hand picks the most extraordinary examples of the spacer.gif to offer to you, our patron, as handsome limited edition archival prints.

We plan on offering a range of newly discovered works and will be limiting the amount of prints produced and sold. There will only be 10 copies each print portfolio printed. 10 additional individual prints will be made of each piece for patrons interested in collecting individual works or assembling custom portfolios from individual works. Once the final prints have been made, all spacer.gif files will be permanently deleted from our hard drives.

http://spacergifart.com
  • Jason Van Anden | Fri Dec 16th 2005 10:30 a.m.
    This looks strangely like www.softwareartspace.com.
    If this isn't a very well done parody - I claim prior art.
    see: http://www.smileproject.com/images/dot.gif
    j

    On 12/15/05, mark cooley <flawedart@yahoo.com> wrote:> http://spacergifart.com>> Obsolescence meets timelessness in new Art form.>> What is a "spacer.gif"?> The spacer.gif is a means, employed by web designers, of keeping table based layouts from collapsing in on themselves. The spacer.gif was once a valuable tool in a net world governed by the interdependence of content and layout. However, to the contemporary high-efficiency web designer, who employs css formatting and layout capabilities, spacer gifs are largely an obsolete and unnecessary tool. The independence of content from layout has come, and spacer gifs, as a concept and as digital objects, are disappearing.>> What is spacer.gif{ART}?> As the digital culture industry forges on to virtual territories yet unseen, spacer.gif{ART} hopes to salvage small pieces of the wreckage left behind. spacer.gif{ART} produces and distributes limited edition archival prints of spacer.gif image files downloaded directly from the web by our highly skilled team of curators and techno-conservators. Our portfolio collections represent a dying breed of often unknown artists who utilize(d) the tools of a rapidly fading past to create extraordinary table-based web design experiences. Our curatorial staff hand picks the most extraordinary examples of the spacer.gif to offer to you, our patron, as handsome limited edition archival prints.>> We plan on offering a range of newly discovered works and will be limiting the amount of prints produced and sold. There will only be 10 copies each print portfolio printed. 10 additional individual prints will be made of each piece for patrons interested in collecting individual works or assembling custom portfolios from individual works. Once the final prints have been made, all spacer.gif files will be permanently deleted from our hard drives.>> http://spacergifart.com> +> -> post: list@rhizome.org> -> questions: info@rhizome.org> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support> +> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php>

    --Jason Van Andenhttp://www.smileproject.com
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