Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part II

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part II

In part two of Willa Koerner’s article on digital art, she looks at new models for collecting, highlighting three platforms that “shake up the traditional notion of the arts patron.”

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part I

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

From Mail Art to Tumblr: Making the Future ’Net Work, Part I

Guest contributor Willa Köerner questions if a system where artists can earn money for networked art is at odds with the nature of the Internet itself.

Yannick Jacquet and Marc Ferrario aka Mandril. "Cityscape 2095," 2013. Courtesy of the artists.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095″

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: Augmented Space in “Cityscape 2095″

In a fourth and final post from New Frontier at Sundance, Nettrice Gaskins investigates “augmented space”—the technologies, objects, or symbols that overlay physical space with information.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, "Pulse Index", 2010. "Time Lapse", Site Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2012. Photo by : Kate Russel

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: “Pulse Index” and “Coral RKV”

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: “Pulse Index” and “Coral RKV”

Nettrice Gaskins revisits relational aesthetics in a third post from New Frontier at Sundance, looking at works by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Lynette Wallworth.

"E.m-bed.de/d" (left) and "Augmented Real" by Yung Jake.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: 4D Art and Augmented Real

Nettrice Gaskins speaks with “datamoshing, glitch-creating, meta-rapping” artist Yung Jake in a second post from New Frontier at Sundance.

Welcome to the desert of the real: the entrance to New Frontier at Sundance 2013.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: The Pixelated Pavilion

Nettrice Gaskins introduces a series of reports from New Frontier: an experimental space at the 2013 Sundance Film Fesitval.

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Translating Ai Weiwei: Bringing Chinese Social Media Art to the English Twittersphere, Part 2

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Translating Ai Weiwei: Bringing Chinese Social Media Art to the English Twittersphere, Part 2

Ai Weiwei. Sunflower Seeds, 2010. Installation view, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London. Photo courtesy of Aaron Chen. An Xiao follows up on yesterday’s post and continues her discussion with Bird’s …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | Translating Ai Weiwei: Bringing Chinese Social Media Art to the English Twittersphere, Part 1

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | Translating Ai Weiwei: Bringing Chinese Social Media Art to the English Twittersphere, Part 1

Artist Ai Weiwei in conversation with Tate Modern curator Katie Hill, October 2010. Photo by An Xiao. This past summer, Jennifer Ng and I launched Bird’s Nest: Ai Weiwei in …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Limitations of Twitter-Based Art: An Interview with Performance Artist Nate Hill

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Limitations of Twitter-Based Art: An Interview with Performance Artist Nate Hill

Earlier this summer, performance artist Nate Hill made an announcement: Following on the heels of Death Bear (RIP), Mr. Dropout is an unexpected continuation on detachment. While Death Bear aided …

Both wearing headsets, a visitor and I are able to share in the same experience of the dinosaur.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Dinosaurs and Mummies: Augmenting the Art Experience at Onishi Gallery, Chelsea

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Dinosaurs and Mummies: Augmenting the Art Experience at Onishi Gallery, Chelsea

This story starts with a dinosaur. It’s a bipedal one, sort of like a mini Tyrannosaurus, running around by my feet.  My friend laughs as he sees it scurry beneath …

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org with their avatars in Plymouth, UK. Photo by Marco Anelli.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Life After Death: An Interview with Eva and Franco Mattes

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Life After Death: An Interview with Eva and Franco Mattes

The Italian “artist-provocateurs” Eva and Franco Mattes, aka 0100101110101101.org, are no strangers to this site. Our very first guest bloggers back in 2008, when they blogged about their Influencers festival …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Beyond Boundaries: Art Exhibition & Virtual 3D Worlds

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Beyond Boundaries: Art Exhibition & Virtual 3D Worlds

I like using the word ‘totality’ as in the ‘totality of one’s surroundings.’  Self provides the essentials of our internal existence  and environment is the external display of all that.  …

Aaron Zinman, the artist, designer and technologist behind Personas

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Connections at MIT Museum

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Connections at MIT Museum

I have never met Aaron Zinman. Not in person, anyway. I’ve spoken with him a few times on the phone, and we’ve chatted via email and Twitter, but I’ve never …

Still from the Second Front performance, Car Bibbe 2, based on a script by Al Hansen, and featuring the avatar of Bibbe Hansen

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Performative Interventions: The Progression of 4D Art in a Virtual 3D World

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Performative Interventions: The Progression of 4D Art in a Virtual 3D World

Still from the performance, Car Bibbe 2, based on a script by Al Hansen, and featuring the avatar of Bibbe Hansen. Second Front, 2008. © All rights reserved. “Time” is …

Cao Fei: RMB City. "Art in the Twenty-First Century," production still, 2009. Season 5, Episode: "Fantasy." © Art21, Inc. 2009.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Virtual Artists’ Immersive Discoveries in a Virtual 3D Frontier

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Virtual Artists’ Immersive Discoveries in a Virtual 3D Frontier

Cao Fei, RMB City. Art in the Twenty-First Century, production still, 2009. Season 5, Episode: Fantasy. © Art21, Inc. 2009. William Saroyan wrote: The role of art is to make …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

“Rachel Is” | An Interview with Rachel Perry Welty

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

“Rachel Is” | An Interview with Rachel Perry Welty

Appropriately enough, I first met conceptual artist Rachel Perry Welty via social media, when word spread about her Facebook-based performance, “Rachel is.” On March 11, 2009, from 7:35 a.m. to …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 2 of 2

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 2 of 2

Following up on yesterday’s post, An continues her conversation with Yancey Strickler and sums up her experience of fundraising via Kickstarter.—Ed. An Xiao: Tell me a little more about the …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 1 of 2

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Kickstarting Creative Projects: An Innovative Micro-Giving Site, Part 1 of 2

July 7, 2009. It’s the middle of summer, and I’ve just heard from the folks at the DUMBO Arts Center that my installation proposal, Phone-Tastic View, has been approved for …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

ArtPrize: An Experiment in Decentralized Curation and Competition

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

ArtPrize: An Experiment in Decentralized Curation and Competition

Maya Lin’s (Season One) “Ecliptic” in Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Production still from the Art:21 episode, Identity, © Art21, Inc. 2001.) There’s been a fair bit of talk …

Cao Fei. Production still © Art21, Inc. 2009.

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 2

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 2

Cao Fei. Production still © Art21, Inc. 2009. Online platforms have always been social environments. “Web 2.0″ was not the birth of the social Web. Rather, it marked a point …

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Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 1

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro, Part 1

Cao Fei. Production still © Art21, Inc. 2009. Admittedly, before beginning production research for our Season 5 segment on artist Cao Fei, I had very minimal experience with the virtual …

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor (photo by An Xiao)

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

@Platea: Art in the Web 2.0 Ethos

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

@Platea: Art in the Web 2.0 Ethos

Social technologies have been around for decades, but mainstream use of social media platforms has grown exponentially only over recent years. This column explores uses of social media platforms relevant …