Net artist Alexei Shulgin has recently released a CD of music performed by his cyberpunk band, 386 DX, with whom he performed in Berlin in early 2001. The disc features rock songs dating back to the 1970s up until now, played in a retro-futuristic, computer-music style -- as well as an illegal but functional copy of Windows, an added bonus.
What happens when new media art isn't new any more? Michele Thursz, former director of the Moving Image Gallery in New York, has developed the Post Media Network to address the evolution of computer-based artwork. Featuring artist projects and dialogues between artists (including such noted Net artists as Andy Deck, Fakeshop, and Michael Mandiberg), the site documents shows and presents analysis.
The second "Art Servers Unlimited" gathering begins tomorrow in Labin, a small town on the Croatian coast. For a week, several of the world's leading media art organizations--from Budapest's C3 to New York's The Thing--will meet to discuss tools and techniques for the digital arts. The gathering will pick up threads originally discussed in 1998 in London, the site of the first Art Servers Unlimited meeting.
A self-described "dysfunctional browser," Reconnoitre is a downloadable application that transforms the Web into a 3D visual environment. The cocreators of this software, Tom Corby and Gavin Baily, call their artwork a "journey of surprise." Reconnoitre will let you follow an associative path through the network, a path which accentuates chance connections and unseen links. Sorry Mac users, only a Windows version is currently available.
Ever noticed that the Rhizome Logo never looks the same twice? The logo that appears in the top left section of our website is an example of generative art. It is generated "on the fly" each time it is viewed, depending upon the IP addresses of the last four people to visit the website. The logo was designed by Markus Weisbeck and Frank Hauschild of Surface.de. Check it out, we think it's pretty cool.
David Ross has resigned as Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, reported the New York Times on August 18th. During his tenure Ross led the museum in new curatorial directions, including the landmark exhibition 010101 which featured net art projects from Mark Napier, Entropy8Zuper!, and others. Ross is former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.