Expanded Internet Art: Twenty-First-Century Artistic Practice and the Informational Milieu

Expanded Internet Art: Twenty-First-Century Artistic Practice and the Informational Milieu

by Ceci Moss


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Expanded Internet Art is the first comprehensive art historical study of “expanded” internet art practices.

Charting the rise of a multidisciplinary approach to online artistic practice in the past decade, the text discusses recent currents in contemporary artistic practice that parallel the explosion of the internet through advances such as social media, smart phones, and faster bandwidth. Internet art is no longer determined solely by its existence on the web; rather, contemporary artists are making more art about informational culture using various methods of both online and offline means. It asks how artists, such as Seth Price, Harm van den Dorpel, Kari Altmann, Artie Vierkant and Oliver Laric, create a critical language in response to the persuasive influence of informational capture on culture and expression, where the environment itself becomes reorganized to be more legible as information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501347764
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/19/2019
Series: International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ceci Moss is a curator, writer and educator based in Los Angeles, USA. She is the founder of Gas, a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art. Her academic research addresses contemporary internet-based art practice and network culture. Her writing has appeared in Rhizome, Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum, The Wire, CURA, New Media & Society and various art catalogs. Previously, she was Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Senior Editor of the art and technology non-profit arts organization Rhizome, and Special Projects Coordinator at the New Museum. She has held teaching positions at Scripps College, the San Francisco Art Institute and New York University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction: Active Agents 1

1 No Center, No Object, Just Networks: Expanded Internet Art 9

2 Milieux, Then and Now 43

3 Resistance in the Domain of All Inputs, All Outputs: Jean-François Lyotard and Thierry Chaput's Les Immatériaux 81

4 Parsing Attention: Image Circulation and Affect 109

Conclusion: Breaking Presence 137

Bibliography 149

Index 155

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