Ethan Ham
Since 2005
Works in New York, New York United States of America

Ethan Ham is a visual artist living in New York City. Ethan's former career as a game developer can be seen in the art he makes. The artworks often playful and demonstrate his continuing interest in the interaction between an artwork and its beholder. His work often explores themes of translation and mutation and take the form of literary/art hybrids, sculpture, and internet-based art. His art has been commissioned by and and has been exhibited at the PS122 Gallery (New York, NY), The National Portrait Gallery (Canberra, Australia), The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Serbia), and on the websites of The Museum of Graphic Arts (Machida City, Japan) and The Museum of Contemporary Art (Badajoz, Spain).
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New Turbulence Commission: Tumbarumba by Ethan Ham and Benjamin Rosenbaum and New Fixefox Extension blog

For those who are interested in Tumbarumba, but don't actually want to install it (or aren't using FireFox), I just posted a video demonstration of it on YouTube:

Tumbarumba Demo



It's worth noting that The Broadway Gallery is a vanity gallery.



Net Art Versioning

Ironically posting links to existing media with your friends on a group blog might or might not be art. I think it really depends on whether there's an artistic intentionality there, or if it's just a goof. I suppose anything can be seen as "outsider art," but if the creator (or re-poster) isn't intending to create art, then the artist really becomes whoever is proclaiming it as found art.


Net 2.0 and new stuff

Actually, I do recognize the sarcasm... :)

But I'm always a little at loss at how to respond to such tones online. I guess Tom really wants to end the conversation (he's continuing to post about it on his blog, but doesn't allow comments there).

I am left wondering if Tom's sarcasm extends beyond the claim of agreement to the statement that a photograph of a painting on a website is net art. If he's serious about that, it's an interesting position--but it definitely dilutes any possible meaning that the term can have.

If he isn't serious about including everything under the net art 2.0 umbrella, then feeling out where the boundaries lie shouldn't be avoided... that's where the interesting things happen.