THE FUTURE IS STUPID
Jenny Holzer on the Web

As I was browsing through her work at Adaweb, I came across a baseball
cap which was, naturally, for sale. It featured the Holzer all-caps
lettering and read, THE FUTURE IS STUPID.

You've got to at least crack a smile at ...

MOVING MOMENTS 96 is a project over a year.

Artists from sarajevo (Miroslav Maraus, Dinno Kassalo and Sejo
Bajraktarevic) and Vienna (Barbara Doser, Hofstetter Kurt and Norbert
Math) exchange digital videos on the Internet.

Each MOMENT is an independent unit (max. 10 sec.) which relates to prior MOMENTS
and forms ...

THE UNTHINKABLE IS THE UNKNOWBLE
EXHIBITION AND WEBSITE
CAMERAWORK 26 April to 1 June 1996

This major touring exhibition marks 10 years after the Chernobyl incident.
Featuring works by three British artists, all of whom have some connections
with the nuclear industry, and the award winning work of Ukrainian
filmmaker ...

Artists Challenge Ownership and Control of Communications

To counteract the growing commercial colonization of Internet territory and
the increasing tendency of governments to impose censorship, the Walter
Phillips Gallery presents *Net Work* on the World Wide Web. Featured are
techno-pioneers Critical Art Ensemble, Australia's VNS Matrix and the
highly acclaimed ...

TECHNOSPHERE

The artists' description:

"TechnoSphere is a 3D virtual world that is accessed via the Internet.
It has a World Wide Web interface that allows people to construct
artificial life-forms from component descriptions and place them in
the world. The life-forms grow and evolve over time and regularly
send messages ...

The atomic wind catches your wings and you are propelled backwards into the
future, an entity time travelling through the late C20th, a space case, an
alien angel maybe, looking down the deep throat of a million catastrophes.

screenflash of a millionmillion conscious machines

burns brilliant

users caught in the ...

Do you know how genetic algorithms work?

Entities are broken down into their constituent parts. The components and
the relationships between components are put into a list. The entities are
then put into competition with each other and those which compete most
succesfully are mated with each other and their ...

Aesthetic Foundations of the Arts

With Can You Digit? as the title of the gallery exhibition, the general
audience is actively addressed and presented with two bifurcating
questions. The first, queries the audience as potential users of digital
computers and through a kind of poetic license, transforms the adjective
digital ...

Shulea Cheang and Beth Stryker did an installation for the Mix
show at Anthology a couple of years a go… it was a mixture
of cyber art re:AIDS and was down the funky stairs lit by a single
neon (thanks Dan Flavin) strand which circled the room and made ...

I have yet to visit Simon Biggs' site – an Australian artist working in Europe,
author of recent The Book of Shadows CD-ROM and several excellent largescale
intercative public artworks. Like Rogala, Biggs is in a space where old and new
media interface – dance, gardening… –; both seem to ...

Perhaps works in public like these need to pay attention to the nature of public
space - to interact with that space in some way. Video didn't work that well in
galleries either.

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Date: 4.8.96
From: Perry Hoberman (hoberman@bway.net)
Subject: neither sculpture nor installation

I don't disagree ...

Look up Miroslav Rogala's homepage: Mirek has been taking home prizes from
ZKM and elsewhere; currently preparing large-scale outdoor interactive site in
Chicago; excellent homepage with some proprietorial software well worth a visit

I've not seen "Can you Digit?", but my impression is that it is
largely a screen based exhibition. Whilst I recognise that screen based work is
a relatively standardised and cheap option for a gallery or curator it is also
the case that it has severe limitations. If as ...

NETBAND: The Egg of the Internet

We are giving the Internet community a gift: an egg; a garden-variety, non-digital, fertile chicken egg.
In addition, we are creating a machine which makes it possible for the Internet user to visit the egg,
observe it, and after 21 days to care for ...

Rex Bruce, a site on teleology and toxicity, basically hypertext but with
impressive graphics and a cunning sexuality:

One thing that is important to consider when discussing any medium is not just
its physical nature, which obviously conditions how it is read, but also the
social and praxis context within which it exists. Example - the cinema is more
than film, light, dark space and big pictures. It exists ...