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The Wrong

The Wrong is big. Really ridiculously, absurdly large. The sheer number and variety of works encompassed in this digital biennial is overwhelming, across its pavilions, curated pieces, and events. When this second iteration of The Wrong was about to launch, even organizer Guillo had not yet seen every work. The scale is mostly a positive thing — as someone fairly immersed in new media and net art, I found many pavilions filled with unfamiliar artists — it was great to break out of the digital art I’m exposed to through social media into currents of work that are farther afield. On the downside, the site offers…

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Characteristics of Internet-based Art

            The “ongoing” characteristics of Internet-based art offer an open-ended element to the concept of a project. These characteristics begin with access and presentation on the Internet, but are always supplemented with the specific intent of the artist.             Artist, Dina Kelberman has a couple of ongoing projects listed on her website. One of Dina’s processes is to form her art by surfing the web. These found digital images range from cartoons to postings of personal videos. They are grouped by subject matter in a free-form visual association to create her Internet-based projects. The online-only exhibition website page of the…

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Open Call: Black Box and Newhive

Black box is a widely used term that refers to many things: movie theaters, transistors, flight recorders, algorithms, the human brain. It is also an abstract theory that relies on observable inputs and outputs to define the invisible functions of a device, network or object. The box is “black” because the opaque facade obstructs visibility. In order to understand the internal workings of the box, one must enter its system.  In an artistic context, black box theory provides a way to explore systems of the unknown which are widely accepted by society – particularly the social, political, ethical, and aesthetic…