Dealing with Internet Art

11/13 – *Bring your laptop to class (if possible)

The Digital platforms. NEWHIVE, TO.BE , Rhizome & CODE- The evolution of manual to digital. Where do you fit in? Do you? A series of in class exercises with digital publishing platforms. Understanding how to write about electronic art.

Resources for Investigation:

1. Rhizome – Net Art Anthology Exhibition –

2. A Brief History of Animated GIF Art – Parts 1-4 by Paddy Johnson :

Part 1 –
Part 2 –
Part 3 –
Part 4 –

3. Popular Mechanics – Long Live the GIF –

4. The New World of Net Art, 2013 for Art News –

5. The History of the GIF – via Giphy –

6. Tech-Crunch – 30 Years of the GIF –

7. – Website –

8. ArtNet – 7 Masterpieces of Social Media Art –

9. Are Memes the Pop Culture Art of our Era? Kate Knibbs –

10. Can Memes be Art? Huff Post –

11. UBU WEB – Film & Video Art Archive -(Explore and Explore some more!)


2 thoughts on “Dealing with Internet Art

  1. When looking at the Huffington post website about art and memes I was able to watch a video about whether or not memes should be put into the category of “art”. After watching the video I changed my mind from thinking that it would be ridiculous to consider memes art to actually believing that in some cases they definitely are. My opinion was affected by the fact that the speaker didn’t just state his own opinion on the matter but rather quoted famous philosophers and artists throughout history whose personal beliefs about art would weigh in on both sides of the issue. I agree with Tolstoy that the action of putting what you believe into a visual form is considered art.

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