Colin Brogan
Works in Tuscaloosa, Alabama United States of America

Raised in the south, I attended mediocre schools with undistinguished academic performance. A growing distaste for institutional learning led my curiosity to alternative interests, experimenting with self-taught improvisational music in a basement with my brother, developing experimental web sites, and entering self-made movies into local film festivals. After recieving a performance scholarship in percussion at the University of Alabama, I eventually switched over to music composition to pursue a deeper interests in the creation of new musical experiences. I continue to pursue film and internet art in my free time, with ambitions to synthesize these different mediums into a potent, self-amplifying expression.
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I like the soft jitter of #8 and #9. Overall very good.


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It seems that everyone is promoting their work here, so I'm gonna follow suit.


Network, cultural relativism, and insignificance

One sorts through the heaping piles of internet art, more and more self-described art "movements," and the cartons of artists associated with them, and one begins to feel the stratification of mass culture, the largeness of the world, and the insignificance of the self. Post-modernity ushered in the overthrow of cultural hegemony and homogeneity (or passively observed and described it) and with it came a proliferation of pocketed, superficial, and ephemeral trends, mini-cultures, haphazardly strewn about and tenuously connected through "network" (the internet, mass-communication, etc.). I don't mean to condemn the entice of internet memes and simple pleasures, but rather I ask a question: Can the internet provide a venue for a kind of art more substantive? Are we doomed to simple single-page Neens and LOL-cats? Can the individual, the artist, the consumer of art, inscribe a less dellible mark on the course of culture? This is an honest question. There are possibilities latent behind the advent of interactivity and computer generated content in the medium of net art, but is the internet the right place to dive deeper than the fleeting flash contrivances, the sugary mouse-clickable novelty, of single-page Neens? Or do we lack the attention span?
Forgive me if I open up an over-talked topic. I am new here, and don't know the going-ons.
-Colin Brogan