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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• February 18, 5-6pm, San Jose State University, part of the Tuesday Night Lecture Series
• February 26, 6:30-8:30pm, Pacific Northwest College of Art, part of the Graduate Lectures Series
• February 27, 5-7pm, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington
• March 16, 12:30-2pm, UC Berkeley’s Berkeley Center for New Media, part of the Commons Conversations Series
• March 17, 7pm, Living Room Light Exchange
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