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.
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Table of Contents
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