curt cloninger
Since the beginning
Works in Canton, North Carolina United States of America

Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. By layering, restructuring, hashing, eroding, exhausting, and (dis)splaying language, he causes language to perform itself until its "meaning" has less to do with what it denotes and more to do with how it behaves. His work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Digital Art Museum [DAM] Berlin, L'Instituto de México à Paris, Living Arts of Tulsa, and The Art Gallery of Knoxville.

Cloninger has written on a wide range of topics, including new media and internet art, installation and performance art, experimental graphic design, popular music, network culture, and continental philosophy. His articles have appeared in Intelligent Agent, Mute, Paste, Tekka, Rhizome Digest, A List Apart, and on ABC World News. He is also the author of seven books, most recently "Fresher Styles for Web Designers" (New Riders). He maintains, , and in hopes of facilitating a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Contagions of Wonder.
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the 5k

For the third year running, we are having a competition. The deal is,
you have 5 kilobytes to make the best web page or site you can. We'll
organize the entries and make them public so people can admire and
learn from them.

And then people will rate them, and discuss them. And then special
judges will judge them, and we'll calculate the score and award some
lucky winner 5k cents (US): $51.20. Finally, about six months later,
we will do it all over again.

From right now until 5:00pm pacific time (GMT-8), June 16, 2002, you
can enter the "anything goes" competition, which allows anything you
can fit in a 5k download (no server-side processing allowed).

For more information, visit:


vicki wong

bruce sterling

clement mok

susan kare

lee feldman

steve champeon

dean allen



words, words, words

review of c404 DVD:

cryptic disses and inside jokes:

i heard her call my name:

like eating burgers and chicken and you be picking your nose
i'm on time, homey, that's how it goes
you heard my style, i think you missed the point...
it's the joint