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November 09, 2005

Networked Artwork


...slowly beginning to attract attention

"The Internet was supposed to bring us all together. Just ten years ago, the world was awash in bold predictions: The Web would obliterate race, gender and nationality. It would break down social barriers. It would usher in a new era of classless communication and interpersonal understanding. Yeah, right. "The Net is still a confused social space," says Andrew Shoben, founder of British artist collective Greyworld, "and for most of us, it's still a very private experience."

In the meantime, however, a diverse group of artists and engineers has quietly been developing projects that use networking technology to connect in the real world. Materials range from cell phones and Global Positioning Systems to ordinary objects such as beds and benches that are connected through a wireless network. Known as networked art, these projects are poised between art and commerce, and they are slowly beginning to attract attention..." From Networked Artwork by Leah Hoffmann, Forbes.com

Posted by jo at November 9, 2005 11:04 AM