Jennifer Chan
Works in United States of America

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artist/researcher Hong Kong / Toronto / NY
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London Calling


Despite that "void" you are talking about I see continuities in approaches too. Irreverence, irony, failure, institutional critique, self-referentialty seem to be recurring themes in previous and current web-based practices. If anyone continues at things like BYOB, Speed Show or even New Age Default as I have done with ripping off No Permission, they would eventually become normative models for exhibiting net art regardless of where they are in the world. What I mean is, I don't really feel like there is anything so new about what this community does... in fact i feel we are politically more conservative than before.
Also, I think 01.org are a longrunning team that seem to have a politicized practice that is relevant to both previous and current web practices. in a bridging sort of way. 
This is just a question for everyone: I wonder why (in this thead) we are thinking about regional differences in terms of internet art temperaments? Not everyone who works on the internet even talks to each other or gets together in real life to share about what they enjoy making. What's the correlation between locality and interest? Aren't we influenced by a web on a global/intersectional level?

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London Calling


let me specify when I said the peergroup was small I mean the particular community from NY+Chicago+Europe that huddles around Rhizome+facebook+tumblr in a "postinternet" way...

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London Calling


agreed, and commented. From what I know Karen's visiting from the US and like I, made lots of generalizations about differences between North American+European emerging artists. I feel this is inevitable if we feel our internet-aware peergroup is actually small, although globally connected. But there are definitely similarities in terms of aesthetics from what I have seen on both sides (bad found object sculpture, social practice, using the network to distribute...blahblah).

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London Calling


but I would like to point out that an increased use of web 2.0 social networking does not correlate to political change or activism, which might not be what you meant, but seemed to come across in the end of your article.