John Michael Boling, Untitled, gif.
Look at how fast artist John Michael Boling can navigate the web and work that video camera! It's like he's on speed, or as our new masthead suggests, LSD. As a means of rather forcibly injecting our fair coverage this week with the Net Art you're not likely to find in any of the booths, we're sporting one of our favorite net artist's work in our masthead. While the artist's work takes many directions and forms, an interest in movement and animation pervades the majority. This may simply be a formal preference, but since the results so often serve to underscore the density and invested energy users place in the web, the approach strikes me as at the very least practical to those concerns. All of my favorite works to date can be found on Boling's website, Lord of the Flies, RGB Chord, Twenty Years Ago Today amongst them.