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


Yes, several people expressed confusion about the differences in Web Art 1.0 and 2.0 over the last couple of weeks so I thought the quiz needed to be at this level. When we have some consensus on the camps we could move up to harder questions.

My conclusions from the post-Net Aesthetics 2.0 panel threads are that there is a group here at Rhizome that dismisses Nasty Nets, Double Happiness, et al and their component artists and with equal vehemence denies that that dismissal is based on any doctrinal differences (i.e., that camps exist). If no camps exist, I suppose, it is easier to believe that the 2.0 examples are just a plot by Rhizome staffers or cronyism as usual.

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.