ART 2.0 A blog about ART - Specifically art that is made and resides in the cyber world.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Want Your Art to Last at Least as Long as this Country Exists?

Mashable interviewed Abbie Grotke, a digital media project specialist on the Library of Congress’s web archiving team, to better understand what Internet content the Library of Congress is indexing and saving for future generations...

"Painting" on the iPad

Via Silicon Alley Insider...
More "art" uses for the iPad. I'm pretty sure I'd still prefer using a stylus to using my finger... but this is well done.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Project: The Internet Traveler visits Art2point0!

Internet Traveler tumblr:

I've just posted a new art project: The Internet Traveler. It's based on my interest in digital images and how they find their way about the interwebs.

The project consists of a tumblr blog that is hosting the above image. The goal is for people to help the Internet Traveler visit new spaces on the internet by posting the image to their Facebook profile pages, blogs, or websites they have the ability to alter. These enablers of the Internet Traveler can then post a screenshot (and a link) to the tumblr of the new place Internet Traveler has visited.

If Internet Traveler can find his way to high-traffic websites like online newspapers or popular blogs, the hope is that others who are unaware of the project will catch on and they too will help send Internet Traveler to new internet lands.

Enablers are free to crop or alter Internet Traveler to suit their purposes.

My end mission is to track Internet Traveler's progress from a known point of origin (the tumblr) on to all his adventures in cyberspace. Please help the cause!

Google wins one for the artists?

Take note: Google's victory over Viacom and its implications on artists...

From NYT Article:

Google and groups supporting Internet companies hailed the decision, saying it would protect not only YouTube but also other sites that host user-generated content.

“This is a victory for the Internet and for the people who use it,” said Kent Walker, Google’s general counsel, in an interview. “The decision will let a whole new generation of creators and artists share their work online.”

Full article here:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How to Make a Meme

Have you ever considered creating a meme to function as an art piece? I know I have. Here is some advice on creating one (via Mashable)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Term: "Disruptive Formalism"

Disruptive Formalism
: The introduction of such dramatically different and effective formal techniques in artwork that they displace or marginalize current formal trends.

Think movements like impressionism or artists like Picasso and Jackson Pollock.

This term is a combination of the art world word "Formalism" and the tech world word "Disruptive" (click through the word to view the Wikipedia article for each).

I feel like Disruptive Formalism is happening constantly in art, though maybe not in such obvious ways recently has it has happened in the past... especially within the disciplines of painting and drawing. I like how in the tech world basically every new idea is evaluated based on whether it will be "disruptive." I don't think that art needs to be disruptive to have merit, but I tend to appreciate artwork that is on the more side (rather than the less side) of innovation. This is why I feel like the idea of Disruptive Formalism should be tossed around more in contemporary art conversations.