Tom Moody
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DISCUSSION

When you go surfclubbin', don't forget your hat.


No, it's New Media 202. Matthew Williamson suggested a quiz.

DISCUSSION

Net 2.0 and new stuff


Ethan,
You have followed me over to my blog and now Paddy's pretending to be interested in what I have to say and fretting that I am not talking to you. I hope you are serious about stopping this.

Your question ("is a scan of a photo of a painting on a blog 'net art'?") is something you had obviously already answered in your mind.

If anyone answers "Yes" you hang your whole critique of the new work on that answer ("then all net art as you define it is meaningless! Sorry, dude, I thought you were trying to say something interesting!"), and assume no responsibility to educate yourself about other reasons the new work might be interesting ("I didn't realize I was going to have to read all that stuff just to talk to you.")

You are asking the question in bad faith, then lecturing me about my responses being sarcastic. Please, please stop now.

DISCUSSION

When you go surfclubbin', don't forget your hat.


Quiz:
1. Do you know who Marcel Duchamp is?
2. Do you know who Roland Barthes is?
3. Do either of them have any bearing on art practice?
4. Does an artist who uses a computer have to be able to "program" it?
5. Is a blog a multiple choice format?
6. Does a blog limit artistic expression?
7. Is "finding" enough or must one also "make?"
8. Which is more interesting, the network or the content on the network?
9. Is a scan of a photo of a painting on a blog "net art"?
10. Which is better, blog pages that change every day or static, fixed pages?
11. Which is better, pages where new content is at the top or pages where you have to hunt for the content?
12. Is speed a virtue on the Internet or is slowness a valid experience?
13. Broken links: cool or uncool?
14. Which is the best way to communicate--email ListServs or blog comments?
15. Is the design of a page more important or the content on the page?
16. Are default templates unartistic?
17. Are computers good and are they helping us to be a better species?
18. Should every artwork question its own means of implementation?
19. Is an artwork an individual statement in space and time or could it be cumulative?
20. When a group of artists agree on a set of conventions is that significant or insignificant?


DISCUSSION

Net 2.0 and new stuff


>>does a scan of a photograph of a painting that someone puts on their blog count as "net art"?).

Yes. I'm glad we agree.

DISCUSSION

Net 2.0 and new stuff


Possibly you missed the Web Art 2.0 discussion where we were talking about the Net as a "medium that works across media" (Damon Zucconi's phrase). The Net is computer culture to most people, everyone knows what a "dot com" is, for example, and if you can't get on the Net you call the Geek Squad. As for digital rendering not being a culture, talk to an analog audiophile.

Ethan, let's just leave it that you and I are from different camps and probably do not agree what's even worth arguing about. Hackers vs Defaults, Net Art 1.0 vs Net Art 2.0, or whatever you want to call it.

But thanks for suggesting these phrases:

"Computer culture is their medium, or so they say."

"They interpret the culture of digital rendering, which some see as only a method (or so they say)."