Buzz is spreading on "Bienale.py," a work of computer virus art by net art collective 0100101110101101.ORG and new media group epidemiC. Download the code, which made its debut at this year's Venice Bienale, now available (along with disabling instructions) online.
Curious how diaries, personal journals, memoirs, letters, travelogs, creative self-representations, memorials, tributes, and hybrid forms of all of the above have manifested themselves on the Net? A one-stop resource is the "Webliography," compiled by Elayne Zalis, PhD, now online. Dr. Zalis includes both fiction and nonfiction, many works involving hypermedia, thus blurring the lines between the real and the unreal, actuality and innovative forms of online, text-based art, even further.
The latest Net art installation by Shu Lea Chang, "Baby Play," is on view at Tokyo's ICC; online, visitors to the installation's Web site can interact with the piece, which represents a giant, fantastical foosball table.