Net Specific


Net art resources on the web

The Internet is in itself an inexhaustible resource when it comes to literature on net art. It’s also online that you find the artworks and where the dialogue continues to exist.

Many renowned researchers like to publish their articles on the web and have been active in the many e-mail lists, discussion sites and forums that deal with digital culture; nettime, 7-11 and for example. The discussions and activities that take place on these lists and sites are essential if we are to understand the movements of Internet culture. The most prominent lists and forums participated in the creation of a culture around net art and drew attention to the existence of the various works. Similarly, the physical meetings were important. They brought together the core of these artists to discuss works and issues, such as the tactical media conference, Next5Minutes. This tradition still continues at the major festivals of digital culture, such as the annual Transmediale in Berlin, Germany and Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, as well as small artist-run events, such as 0100101110101101.ORG’s The Influencers, which since 2004 has been held annually in Barcelona, Spain. Although, many of these are focused on media and digital culture broadly, the latter also on media activism.

Litterature on net art

Atkins, Robert: “State of the (Online) Art”, originalt publiceret i Art in America, april 1999:

Baumgärtel, Tilman: Materialen zur Netzkunst, Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne kunst Nürnberg 1999

Baumgärtel, Tilman: 2.0: Neue Materialen zur Netzkunst, Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne kunst Nürnberg 2001

Baumgärtel, Tilman: “Mark Napier’s „Landfill‟”, in Nettime, 1998:

Bookchin, Nathalie: a history of net art (open source)

Bosma, Josephine: ”Is it a Commercial? Is it Spam? It is!”, originalt publiceret i Mute, 1998:

Bosma, Josephine: Nettitudes – Let’s talk net art, NAi Publishers, 2012

Brøgger, Andreas: ”net art, web art, online art,” (2000), in on/off:,we.html

Brøgger, Andreas: ””, in Kritik, 34. årg. nr. 149, 2001

Chandler, Annmarie & Norie Neumark (red.): At a Distance – Precursors to Art and
Activism on the Internet, Cambridge, Massachusetts/London, England: The MIT Press 2006

Corby, Tom: Network Art: Practices and Positions, London/Oxon/New York: Routledge 2006

Daniels, Dieter & Gunther Reisinger (red.): Net Pioneers 1.0: Contextualising Early Net-based Art, Berlin: Sternberg Press 2010

Dietz, Steve: ”Curating Net Art: A Field Guide”, in Christiane Paul (red.): New Media in the White Cube and Beyond, Berkeley/Los Angeles, London: The University of California Press 2008, pp. 76-84

Dietz, Steve: ”Collecting New-Media Art: Just Like Anything Else, Only Different”, in Bruce Altshuler (red.): Collecting the New: Museums and Contemporary Art, New Jersey/Oxfordshire: Princeton University Press 2005, pp. 85-101

Gere, Charlie: Digital Culture, London: Reaction Books 2002/ 2008, 2. udgave

Greene, Rachel: Internet Art, London: Thames & Hudson 2004

Krysa, Joasia (red.): Data Browser 03: Curating Immateriality: The Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems, New York: Autonomedia 2006

Lillemose, Jacob, Nikolaj Recke & Artnode.ORG (red.) Vi elsker din computer, København: & Det Kgl. Danske Kunstakademi 2008

Lunenfeld, Peter (red.): The Digital Dialectic, Cambridge, Massachusetts/London, England: The MIT Press 1999/2000

Lunenfeld, Peter: Snap to Grid: A User’s Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures, Cambridge, Massachusetts/London, England: The MIT Press 2000

Nason, Gabriele & Filomena Moscatelli (red.): Eva and Franco Mattes:, Milano: Charta Books 2009

Paul, Christiane (red.): New Media in the White Cube and Beyond, Berkeley/Los Angeles, London: The University of California Press 2008

Shulgin, Alexei & Olga Goriunova: ”Glitch”, in Neural, nr. 28, 2008, pp. 44-47

Shulgin, Alexei & Olga Goriunova: Read_me: Software Art & Cultures, Aarhus: Aarhus University Press 2004

Stellabras, Julian: Internet Art: The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce, London: Tate Publishing 2003

Trant, Jennifer: ”When All You‟ve Got is „The Real Thing‟: Museums and Authenticity in the Networked World”, in Ross Parry (red.): Museums in a Digital Age, Lon-don/Oxon/New York: Routledge 2010, pp. 306-313

Wysocka, Elzbieta: Agatha Re-appears, restaureringsrapport i regi af C3: Center for Culture & Communication Foundation, 2008:

Net art links
Mark Napier
Olia Lialina
Heath Bunting /
Vuc Cosic
Alexei Shulgin
Mogens Jacobsen
Michelle Teran
Anders Bojen og Kristoffer Ørum
Jens Wunderling
Christophe Bruno
Constant Dullaart
Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

E-mail lists, forums and exhibition sites
7-11 (not active)
Dia center

Whitneys Artport

The Influencers
Ars Electronica

Digital Culture: