Tom Moody
Since 2002
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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Highlights from 2008


My discussion above with Ed Halter about so-called Internet Aware Art (in 2009) seems to have gotten disconnected from the above post in my Rhizome comments archive (aka member activity stream). (There is no link back to this post where the comments appear in the archive.) I found the post again via Google. For future reference the post link is http://rhizome.org/editorial/2009/jan/16/highlights-from-2008/

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Wired Differently: Joel Holmberg at American Contemporary


For the record, the most active Nasty Nets users were Travis Hallenbeck (168 posts), Tom Moody (150), Marisa Olson (144), Joel Holmberg (138), and Guthrie Lonergan (86).

The users singled out for mention by Karen Archey (other than Holmberg) had the following counts: John Michael Boling (80 posts), Michael Bell-Smith (29), Kevin Bewersdorf (24), and Aleksandra Domanović (13).

Numbers don't mean everything, of course, but Archey's opening sentences invite us to read Holmberg through Nasty Nets (for whatever reason) and yet it's not the Nasty Nets I remember being part of -- it seems to be something more like Archey Nets.

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Tool Time: Cory Arcangel at The Whitney


Belated smear response: Will Brand claims "there was a guide a few years ago to arguing with Tom Moody that described the strawman accusation as cheap to produce and costly to disassemble." If Brand can produce this "guide" and provide some context I'll be happy to respond to the accusation. Secondhand reference to a disappointed person's attempt at satire seems about par for Brand, as a writing technique.

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Community Campaign 2012: The Download features Ryder Ripps


Since Ryder has reactivated his Facebook account the download of his data now seems like a bit of a hollow stunt. We're back to Joanne McNeil's meditations on temporality as the justification for this artwork but now she's taken her name off those paragraphs!

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Community Campaign 2012: The Download features Ryder Ripps


Neither this post nor Joanne McNeil's paragraphs describing The Download mention that Ryder Ripps has deleted his Facebook account and this download of all his data is connected to that. That's kind of a big deal, especially since Ripps has been a Facebook love/hate supporter for some time. McNeil mentions that an artist named Kevin Bewersdorf deleted his data from his site once and murkily suggests that Ripps' The Download has something to do with that. This isn't even a case of "burying the lead"--hiding it, more like. But why?
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Tom Moody