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ABOUT THESE LINKS

Most of these links are to the sites of individuals doing interesting net art whether it has a visual, literary, sonic, or programming focus—or, more often, some combination thereof.

NETARTERY (INTL)

Netartery is a group blog I've started in collaboration with Gregory Whitehead, David Jhave Johnston, Andy Campbell, Regina Celia Pinto, Christine Wilks, Chris Funkhouser and Eugenio Tisselli. Writers gone wrong.

DAVID LINK (GERMANY)

David Link is an artist and theorist who has written well on the history of computerised text generation and generative systems.

VISUAL COMPLEXITY BY MANUEL LIMA (UK)

"VisualComplexity.com intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web."

88 CONSTELLATIONS FOR WITTGENSTEIN BY DAVID CLARK (CANADA)

"Lyrical and philosophical, this sprawling feature-length interactive film for the internet contemplates the life and work of the influential Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein through 88 interactive Flash animations, each one corresponding to a constellation from the night sky. The viewer is invited to navigate through a web of interconnecting narratives that move from association to association—bringing Wittgenstein's work into conversation with our contemporary digital culture. The work is an interactive collage. It is story of a man's life told in fragments. It is a map of coincidence and correspondences. It is a digital film. It is story-telling as browsing."

ELECTRIC SHEEP BY SCOTT DRAVES (USA)

"Electric Sheep is a free, open source screen saver created by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", the screen saver comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". The result is a collective "android dream", an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

ECLIPSE (USA)

"Eclipse is a free on-line archive focusing on digital facsimiles of the most radical small-press writing from the last quarter century. Eclipse also publishes carefully selected new works of book-length conceptual unity." Scans of writing by Charles Bernstein, Bruce Andrews, Rae Armantrout, Lyn Hejinian, Susan Howe, and many more.

JASON NELSON (USA)

Jason says: "I MADE THIS. YOU PLAY IT. WE ARE ENEMIES. is a sequel of sorts to game, game, game and again game, based on screen shots from odd and popular sites and is another artwork/platform game/digital poem." Quite interesting as a metaphor for what we do when we browse in the corporate sites/tools such as Google and Yahoo. And Facebook, yadayada.

SOUNDSEEKER - JHAVE JOHNSTON (CANADA)

Jhave Johnston is a poet-programmer who has produced a large body of intermedial net art for many years at glia.ca. His most recent project, soundSeeker, like most of his work, is a Flash app. He says in the "About" section that soundSeeker is "an online real-time beat-synchronized poem animator. Sound drives the rhythm of the words: their speed and style of display can be controlled." What you see on the homepage of the project are twelve experimental videos produced by Jhave with soundSeeker. You can access the underlying interactive Flash app itself in the "Method" section of the documentation. In the "Motivation" section, Jhave discusses remarks by Rudolph Arnheim concerning intermedia. This is a fascinating project that also has terrific documentation.

INTERACTIVE AUDIO ON THE WEB (INT)

I've put together a separate page of links to works on the Web that focus on interactive audio.

INFINITYS KITCHEN (USA)

A literary/artistic online and offline magazine from New York. Check out this sequence of videos: "A Documentary Saga of the Oulipo".

F8MW9 (CANADA & USA)

A collaborative work of (Shockwave) interactive audio between Jim Andrews and Margareta Waterman.

THE MANDRAKE VEHICLES (UK)

An interesting suite of digital poems by Oni Buchanan and Betsy Stone Mazzoleni.

ABC INVADERS (FINLAND)

Runo Eino Santanen and Tatu Pojavirta have created a textual version of the classic arcade game Space Invaders.

A AS IN DOG (USA, FINLAND)

Dan Waber and Marko Niemi have created a concrete, minimal, programmed meditation on the alphabet.

DAVID JHAVE JOHNSTON (CANADA)

Jhave is a poet-programmer. His blog is a fascinating collection of writings, streaming videos, graphics, and other media largely concerned with language arts. Also check out his glia.ca site where you will find his Flash work, which is very programmerly literary media. Quite a bit of his Flash-based work combines video and text with interactive programming.

PHOSPHOR (USA)

3D first-person shooter game by Nick Kang. Fullscreen, fast, can be multi-player, Shockwave. Amazing example of good Director 3D programming.

MARKO J. NIEMI (FINLAND )

The many projects of the poet-programmer Marko Niemi. Marko is probably the world's leading poet-programmer of DHTML works (interactive, dynamic HTML). He also is very active in translating digital poetry into Finnish.

ALEXANDRE GHERBAN (FRANCE)

Here is a different sort of poetry. You don't have to understand French to enjoy this work. I was particularly taken with "la colonie". This is a collection of 14 Shockwave pieces. Most are both sonic and visual. These works mostly proceed by symbols moving around and interacting with each other. Sometimes you can affect that motion and interaction. It gives a sense of the interaction of symbols in a way different language to produce meaning. Of "la colonie", Gherban says: "The colony" is made up of a collection of small automata having various artistic 'functions'. The sounds come from my voice; phonemes are used to produce sound sequences in real time." Gherban is one of the organizers of the 2007 e-poetry conference in Paris.

INFINITY (USA)

Superior Java 3D poem.

DREAMING METHODS (UK)

Interesting interactive fiction site. Flash. By Andy Campbell.

GUESTS & COLLABORATORS (INT)

Over the years, vispo.com has come to house some innovative and fascinating work by a range of artists. The Guests & Collaborators page describes and links to that work and to works on vispo.com that I did in collaboration with others. Part of what we are doing is building a network of art and relations.

DAVID CLARK (CANADA)

"A is for Apple is an interactive work that investigates a cryptography of the apple. Using an ever expanding series of associative links, the work looks for hidden meanings, coincidences and insights that stem from the apple. This leads to a vast web of references from western metaphysics, popular culture, the history of cryptography, ideas of language, and psychoanalytic theory."

See also the interactive, cinematic work MEANWHILE and David's Flash works Likewise, Riddled With the Stinx, on his personal site chemicalpictures.net.

GRATIN.ORG (FRANCE)

"This site mainly consists in a list of links to sites having to do with dynamic algorithmic art (exhibitions, theory, documentation of pieces, technologies, critiques)." A strong collection of links edited by Antoine Schmitt.

GALLERY OF COMPUTATION (USA)

Jared Tarbell's algorithmic visual work done with the Processing language (Java based).

ABSTRACTION (GERMANY)

Interactive Shockwave and Java work, primarily, by Yugopop, Soda, Dextro, META, James Tindall, Lia, Mark Napier, and others.

GISELLE BEIGUELMAN (BRAZIL)

Giselle's work is quite diverse. She does installation work involving cell phone technology and also does considerable net art; she is both a poet and a code/visual artist. For instance, she does visual work such as "I Love Your Gif", which is mainly visual, but also does work such as "The Book After the Book". She works with many types of codes.

NO-CONTENT.NET (URUGUAY)

Brian Mackern's site of artist-programmer experimentation.

GEOF HUTH--dbqp (USA)

Geof Huth maintains an exceptional blog concerning visual poetry. He reviews work, writes about issues relating to visual poetry, and presents his own work also. Geof has been a visual poet for many years.

EUGENIO TISSELLI (SPAIN)

Eugenio is an artist-programmer who has created a body of Shockwave work for the Web. Plus some other work in PHP and Visual Basic. Some of Eugenio's work is exploratory of the 'semantic Web', ie, you type something into the interface and the program then uses Google image search or perhaps an online thesaurus or whatever to retrieve relevant data and then does stuff with it. He also has some downloadable software online such as MIDIPoet (done with Visual Basic) to create reactive text and image pieces. And he has done some other strongly conceptual work in PHP where, each time a Web page is visited, a character is deleted or generated or, in another piece, a synonym replaces a word of the page--that is in a piece titled "Philosophy of Language".

JIMPUNK.COM (FRANCE)

Jimpunk makes some of the most active Internet art I've seen. Don't know if it works well on a Mac, but with a PC running IE, it runs brilliantly. Just click something and then sit back and behold. You might need to know that Alt+F4 closes browser windows. He opens and closes a thousand browser windows during a piece, often. And resizes them dynamically. And sometimes opens up Quicktime and makes the windows transparent relative to the desktop...all sorts of things. If you're interested in Javascript and windowing, Jimpunk is the man to watch. He works with the whole screen.

BABEL (CANADA)

Chris Joseph is a net artist with a strong sense of composition amid several media at once. He also does 391.org

XAVIER PEHUET (FRANCE)

Shockwave interactive audio/visual work here, mainly non-representational, imaging Lingo-oriented.

JASON LEWIS (CANADA)

Jason Lewis is a poet-programmer. My favorite piece of his is called "I Know What You're Thinking". You download the executable (PC only) and run it. It searches your hard drive for your writings: email and other documents. It then presents phrases from these writings in a memorable way. I found it gave me an unusual perspective on parts of my own history I had almost forgotten.

PEOPLE LIKE US (UK)

Ubu.com released an album of music by People Like Us. Very interesting music in the 'plunderphonics' mode, popular music from the 20's to the 90's from Europe and the USA cut up/together/mixed in delightful ways. You can also download the CD cover art and make your own CD.

GREGORY WHITEHEAD (USA)

Gregory Whitehead is one of the most significant audio artists from the eighties to the present. Lots of work here to check out.

BRIAN MACKERN (URUGUAY)

Brian Mackern's netart.org.uy is a site of sound toys, internationally collaborative net.art of various types, and an artist's years-long project. A terrific 'personal site' and full of projects that reach far beyond the individual.

SAMOROST.SWF (CZECH)

Here is a Czech flash piece: done by Jakub Dvorsky and Tomas Dvorak, as indicated by the credits you see at the end of this trip/puzzle. A charming puzzle/game.

BARBARA LATTANZI (USA)

Barbara Lattanzi is an artist-programmer (works with Director), writer, and a film maker. Her work is of various types. I enjoyed three parts of what I found on her site. Her work with interactive video on the net is important. She also lets you download the source code of some of her Director experiments with QuickTime. Her experiments are compelling; you can examine different videos under the influence of the algorithms. She also writes intelligently and engagingly about digital video in pieces such as "We are all projectionists".

CTRLALTDEL.ORG (NETHERLANDS)

Peter Luining's site has an interesting collection of audiovisual Shockwave. He also uses the Flash Communications Server and Multi-User Server in a piece that is wonderful in its Mondrianesque compositional interactivity with other people online at the same time.

MUSEUM OF THE ESSENTIAL AND BEYOND THAT (BRAZIL)

Regina Célia Pinto publishes this regularly updated site that publishes cross-cultural and multimedia work by primarily writerly web.artists, and links out extensively to new work. Good coverage of exciting new work in South and North America, especially.

ANA MARIA URIBE (ARGENTINA)

Ana Maria Uribe's "Tipoemas y Anipoemas" are typographical and animated poems. As you go through her work, you see that she is a very serious visual poet of her country and is presenting a large and important body of work on her site. She has made a strong transition from the page to digital media; the soul that radiates from her work is intelligent, inventive, humourous, and deeply engaged in visual poetry.

ITERATURE.COM (FRANCE)

Christophe Bruno does fascinating conceptual, poetical net.art. His site combines interesting programming with a delightful sense of humour. And what a great domain name!

DAN WABER (USA)

Logolalia.com is Dan Waber's site of visual and interactive poetry. The site also contains considerable work by other people.

INCIDENT.NET (FRANCE)

Superior net.art 'magazine'.

ANTOINE SCHMITT (FRANCE)

Antoine is a professional programmer and an artist. Check out "avec determination" for sure. Most of Antoine's work is in Shockwave. He has a passionate interest in programming/writing the motion of the body. His asFFT Xtra for Director is for making Director works that respond to the music you play in winamp, etc.

FRÉDÉRIC DURIEU (FRANCE)

Frédéric Durieu's work is unique. Consider, for instance, his "oeil complex". This is a fascinating piece of work. Beautiful and ingenious, conceptually strong, movingly animated and mathematically solid. And programmed with liquid skill using 'imaging Lingo'. This piece, for instance, shows Director's strength and speed in manipulating bitmaps. It is a numerous creature. The eye is lovely, also. There is a slight apprehension and sensuality to the creature that we see transformed and that we ourselves transform and shape. This is a piece where I would really like to have a look at the source code! I should point out that this piece is part of a suite at lecielestbleu.org using the same animation sequence in different ways.

FLYINGPUPPET.COM (FRANCE)

Superior Shockwave/Flash interactive audio/visual work by Nicolas Clauss.

LINKS TO ARGENTINE NET ART (ARGENTINA)

An extensive page of links by Marta Gonzales to sites containing net art by Argetine artists. Marcello Mercado's site is very interesting, as is findelmundo.com and the work in it by Belén Gache, Jorge Haro, Gustavo Romano, and Carlos Trilnick.

EDGARDO ANTONIO VIGO (ARGENTINA)

The visual poetry and mail art of the late Argentine poet.

VORTICEARGENTINA (ARGENTINA)

An organization in Argentina whose site features the visual poetry of many visual poets from around the world and especially Argentina.

QUICKMUSE (USA)

Ken Gordon and Fletcher Moore ask poets to riff on a selected topic and publish the results. The interface design is of note in this project.

NICO VASSILAKIS (SEATTLE/NEW JERSEY)

Nico Vassilakis is one of the most interesting visual poets around today. And lots of his work is on the net, so check him out.
flickr slideshow
from perforations 26
from ubu.com
from art in the fourth dimension
from Stampologue
mendax 1-13

SODA CONSTRUCTOR (UK)

Tune in, gravity off, bug out.

VICTOR AZ (BRAZIL)

A strong blog of visual poetry.

MATT FAIR (CANADA)

theworldowesyoualiving.org is poly-artist Matt Fair's web site. It is the fruit of a lifetime of thoughtfulness and exploration about the idea that we live in a world of surplus, not scarcity, and that the ingenuity of humanity is capable of creating a world where our inventions profit humanity, not simply the owners. It is a tremendously affirmative site while exploring the problems of inequality that are turning the world into fiefdoms.

DIRECTOR RESOURCES

My links to Director resources.

CONCLAVE OBSCURUM (RUSSIA)

A cohesive Flash site of great beauty and invention. For the most part, this site is visual, sonic, and interactive. You don't really need to understand any of the three languages it is in: Russian, English, and Latin. A 'must see'.

MOMENT (USA)

Joe Keenan's DHTML poetry is beautiful, memorable, thoughtful, soulful, and very inventive in its new media.

STANZA: STEVE TANZA (UK)

Steve Tanza is a talented Shockwave artist, ie, a polyartist and programmer. Good Shockwave work in terms of sound, interactivity, graphics, and programming. You will want to revisit this one occasionally. Steve's sites are extensive. Tanza is also the founder of soundtoys.net.

NOBODY HERE (NETHERLANDS)

Jogchem Niemandsverdriet's site (I think) is highly inventive in new media poetry and personally engaging.

JAKA ZELEZNIKAR (SLOVENIA)

This Slovenian poet technologically savvy. Be sure to check out Typescape.2. He had a book of poems published in 1994 and his first net.work was in 1997, ie, he has migrated to the web as a writer, and has been rather busy since.

JASON NELSON (USA/AUSTRALIA)

Jason Nelson's Flash hypermedia literary work is the zaniest literary hypermedia out there.

MODERN LIVING (NETHERLANDS)

Flash work. Check out the archives. Develops a character and a kind of poetry. A new piece every two weeks. By H. Hoogerbrugge.

CAMILLE MARTIN (CANADA/USA)

Camille Martin, a Toronto poet and collage artist, moved from New Orleans shortly after Katrina to settle in Toronto. Her site contains her visual poetry, essays, and reviews.

HELEN THORINGTON (USA)

She has been instrumental in the art of both the Web and radio: in the eighties, she produced the New American Radio series that commissioned audio artists to produce work that aired frequently on NPR in the States and around the world; now she is producing turbulence.org, which commissions Web/net artists to produce web.art. Her own site contains fiction, audio for radio, net.work, and critical observations on a number of issues.

ANDRE KARPOV (CITIZEN OF THE WORLD)

I used to have a link here to Andre, who lived in Russia. Then he went travelling to Spain or Italy, became a musician, and his site went down, so I removed the link. Most recently, he has moved to New York and is back at it. As of this writing, he has an excellent new piece at andrekarpov.com/hell.html. Update: He has moved to San Francisco.

TURBULENCE (USA)

Helen Thorington and Regina Beyer put together a superb radio series that aired on NPR and elsewhere around the world during the eighties and early nineties called New American Radio. The series featured many works of audio writing by figures like Gregory Whitehead, Susan Stone, and Matt Fair. Now Helen is creating Turbulence, which seems to have something of the same flavour--only in new media.

ALAN BIGELOW (USA)

Webyarns.com is Alan Bigelow's site of Flash-based literary experiments.

MICHIEL KNAVEN (NETHERLANDS)

Michiel's site contains work in a range of media, techs, concerns, and arts from Shockwave interactive audio/vis pieces to an alternative to the movie to descriptions of some of Michiel's previous projects (with photos) of artists books he's made, CD's, cassettes.... this site shows an artist involved in writing and many media simultaneously.

MICHAEL HAROLD (USA)

Michael Harold is a poet, visual artist, and thinker whose work is rare in its understanding of and evocation of language in all things. In addition to the above URL, I recommend reading his PDF books Redmoon, Art and Technology, Somewords.com, and The Rapture.

ELECTRONIC POETRY CENTER (U.S)

Coordinated by Loss Pequeño Glazier and Charles Bernstein in Buffalo, the Electronic Poetry Center is a good resource in its width and depth. In particular, the radio show hosted by Bernstein called LINEbreak is available there. They also run a poetics email forum.

UBU WEB (USA)

A learned, varietous, and rewarding assortment of works concerning (mostly) the twentieth century avant garde. UBU Web is the brainchild of Kenneth Goldsmith. The site contains a knowledgable historical perspective on visual/concrete poetry. The site also has a wealth of videos (youtube of the avant garde).

PAGE_SPACE (LOS ANGELES)

Page_Space is a project by Braxton Soderman and Jason Brown. It involves a web site of collaborative work among writers and programmers. There was also a gallery show of some other work between writers and programmers.

CHRIS CHEEK & KIRSTEN LAVERS (UK & USA)

"Far From Silicon Fen" is "a ten minute image-text-sound work for the web browser interface that playfully explores the origins and ideologies of naming places to perform a critique of techno-romanticism." You can check out other Cheek/Lavers collaborations at thingsnotworthkeeping.com.

ARTERIA 8 (BRAZIL)

An anthology of (primarily) Brazilian web art edited by Omar Khouri.

VERA SYLVIA BIGHETTI (BRAZIL)

Interactive audio/visual Shockwave work.

I CHING POETRY ENGINE (USA)

A thoughtful and pleasing piece of work in new media poetry.

LARS SINDA (GERMANY)

thelotuseater.com is Sinda's site of his pencil drawings. Plus an interesting Flash interface and some music by Sinda. Probably influenced by the Russian site Conclave Obscurum?

THE WHALE HUNT BY J HARRIS (USA)

Photographic story. Interesting Flash interface into the photos, of which there are a couple of thousand of a trip from NY to Alaska (reading Moby Dick on the plane) to participate in some way in native whaling.

Have a look at Jonathan Harris's site number27.org. There are quite a few worthwhile net art projects here.

ANONYMES.ARTE.TV (FRANCE)

Sylvain Barra, Benoit Blein, Laurent Padiou have created an intriguing interactive cinema.

BRIAN KIM STEFANS (USA)

The "Dreamlife of Letters" is a catalogue of well-executed Flash typographical manipulations. He also does Arras.net

LOSS PEQUEÑO GLAZIER (USA)

Loss has a range of work available on his site from poems to essays, sound works, visual+kinetic, documentary, and reviews/edits. He is the director of the Electronic Poetry Center in Buffalo at SUNY; his own site is on the EPC site.

WARNELL.COM (CANADA)

Ted Warnell's background is as a visual artist. His work for the Web primarily operates between visual and literary art in new media.

DICHTUNG-DIGITAL.DE (GER/ENG)

Source of reviews, interviews, and scholarly articles on digital writing. Ranges through the international, and is in both English and German, often. It is published by Dr. Roberto Simanowski.

SQUID SOUP (ENGLAND)

The piece is set in a 3D lettristic scape you navigate VRML-like. You encounter sound clusters that you shake around; click at other times to reveal a letter/sound horde. Engaging. Part of the Summer 2000 Remediproject, at which there is a short interview with the Squid Soupians.

THEWORDPROJECT.COM (SOUTH AFRICA)

Unusual in the way it combines kinetic/visual work, usually involving language, with a story and also a philosophy. The visual pieces are insightful. They open the mind like a book opens. And they come to have a strong sense of the talisman to them, if that is the right word. I mean that they are meaningful and also through the story you can see their place in an evolving person's growth. So that the visual/kinetic pieces are strongly linked with the story.

ABOUT INTERACTIVITY

Writing about interactivity: "Reflections About Interactivity" Luis O. Arata Dialogue as a model for interactivity in multimedia Presented by Geoffrey Rockwell

NANCY PATERSON (CANADA)

Most of her work on the Web describes and provides video of interactive installations.

STUDIO CLEO (USA)

Claire Dinsmore has created a site of considerable atmosphere--positively dank dark fin de siecle literary and vis artistic. She has assembled exhibitions of many of the last century's noted writers and artists, and has considerable of her own work up also. 

CAULDRON & NET (USA)

The first issue features work by Ted Warnell, Todd Sanders, George Quasha, Peter Ganick, David Knoebel, Jennifer Ley, Lars Wickstrom, Reiner Strasser, Kohei Shimizu, Talan Memmott, Nathaniel Bobbitt, State Sanctioned Sedation, Thomas Bell, Cecil Touchon, Shawn Phillips, and Jim Andrews.

LINKS TO BRAZILIAN DIGITAL POETRY

Sao Paulo's Jorge Luiz Antonio has put together a page of links to many of the wired Brazilian poets on the Web.

JIM ROSENBERG (USA)

Jim Rosenberg is a poet-programmer who has been active and inventive in interactive poetry since 1988. He is also a mathematician. Check out the downloadable Diagrams Series 6. You won't find many other poet-programmers who have been active since 1988 practicing in 2011; Jim Rosenberg is an important early and contemporary figure in digital poetry.

THE IOWA REVIEW WEB (USA)

Occassional publication of new work by various writers doing new media.

POTATOLAND (USA)

Java visual art.

TIA JOHANNSON (ESTONIA)

Intriguing use of Quicktime, Shockwave, and great humour in the work of this net/web.artist.
"this is sad...i thought it mite have been a hoax but it isn't...her husband, Raivo Kelomees, just confirmed it........... she is survived by Raivo and her two children, 13 & 3 y][t][ears old........" email from Mez to the Webartery list, June 20/2002
>In Memoriam
>Estonian media artist
>Tiia Johannson
>08.09.1965-11.06.2002
>--------------
>Self.Museum
>http://artun.ee/~tiia/netproject/
>--------------
>http://artun.ee/~tiia/cv.html

POEMSTHATGO.COM (USA)

Magazine featuring 'poems that go' as in Flash, Director, etc.

DOC(K)S (FRANCE)

Philippe Castellin (Akenaton) is the current editor of Doc(k)s, a long running French magazine of the literary avant garde. Doc(k)s is brancing out into the Web and CD and performance.

CLICK POETRY (USA)

David Knoebel's site combines text and sound in imaginative, writerly ways. David has done many interesting collaborations with Reiner Strasser, Ted Warnell, and others.

DAJUIN YAO (TAIWAN)

One of the premier Chinese Web artists. Dajuin says of his work

"i'm a chinese composer/artisan/art historian. Nowadays i do mainly electroacoustic music/computer music/musique concrete. But concrete poetry has been my secret love since the mid-1970s. i stopped experimenting with concrete poetry in the early 80s. I then started making concrete poetry for/on the web/computer in early 1997 (site: Wonderfully Absurd Temple -- pronounced "Miao Miao Miao" in chinese, believe it or not), after i learned the basics of animated GIF and web publishing.

Two years later, i had a paradigm shift and started "Wenzi Concrete" ("words concrete"), which focuses on works that use only chinese characters, spoken words, found speech, found text, etc. -- all based on, and limited to, the chinese script system. For some of the pieces, it's a sort of "musique concrete" and "objet trouve" concepts applied to chinese language. it is also what i call "calligraphy for the future." It is also the work of a "character fetishist.""

Excellent site, a must see, regardless of whether you know Chinese or not. Great concept work, visually drop dead beautiful, and thoughtful and effective in its use of Shockwave.

ANDY DECK (USA)

Andy Deck is an artist with the Java language and an American concerned about what the USA is doing in the rest of the world.

OZCAN TURKMEN (TURKEY)

Ozcan Turkmen's site of digital poetry. There's an English section (small) and a Turkish section (large). "Entropic Poetry" (done in Java) finds/creates human meaning around Shannon's notion of entropy. This is a conceptual poem involving programming, the visual, and an essay on the concept. "The Story of a Line" (done in Flash) traces human growth through the consciousness of a geometric figure.

FORM ART BY ALEXEI SHULGIN (RUSSIA)

This is not new—it's from 1997. But it's worth a look. Shulgin describes it as "An interactive, formalist art site, which can be aimlessly navigated by clicking through blank boxes and links."

JAAP BLONK (NETHERLANDS)

Jaap Blonk is a very fine sound and visual poet from Holland. Originally trained as a mathematician.

OPENNED (UK)

If you'd like to sample what's going on in London literarily, this is a good blog to check out. It's published by Alex Davies and Steve Willey. They post notices of diverse literary events in London and also post videos of past readings in London. The links section of the blog is very useful also. But primarily it's a site for the Openned reading series in London.

POSTMODERN CULTURE (U.S)

Lots of interesting essays.

MEDIA INFLUENCE (WALES)

Daniel Chandler's site concerning media studies. Daniel's essays on such topics as Technological Determinism are engaging and informative.  

U of BRIGHTON DESIGN SCHOOL (England)

Dr. Chris Mullen's site is concerned with "The Visual Telling of Stories" and marshalls work from around the globe and many time periods. You can tell Dr. Chris's heart is in this project!

LIGHT & DUST (U.S)

One of the most comprehensive sites on the Web regarding experimental, avant garde poetry. Karl Young, the editor, has assembled a strong, primarily pre-Web collection of works and criticism.

MARINA ZERBARINI (ARGENTINA)

This is an extensive site by the Argentine net artist Marina Zerbarini. Since 1998 she has been creating net art. She teaches Multimedia and Electronic Arts at National University Institute and at the University Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires. She collaborates in the group “Colaborarte”. Look for the NetArt section of the site (it's in the Galleria section). It is primarily in Flash. And here is an article/interview with her in Spanish and English.

GENERATOR.X (NORWAY)

A very useful blog concerning generative art by Marius Watz, Jana Winderen, Anne Britt Strømsnes, and Erik Johan Worsøe Eriksen.

GOOGLE TALK (HOLLAND)

Type in three or four words, the start of a sentence, and let Google finish the sentence. Check out the other projects also on this site by Douwe Osinga.

STANFORD DICTIONARY OF PHILOSOPHY (USA)

Some useful articles such as those on connectionism. A wealth of useful articles, really.

EDWARD PICOT (UK)

Edward Picot is an interesting writer of poetry and reviews of hypermedia. I find myself reading the reviews on his Hyperliterature Exchange to the end.

GUESS THE GOOGLE (USA)

A game using google by Grant Robinson. You're presented with twenty thumbnails and asked to guess the one-word query that generated the images. Time bonus. Basic idea is very good. Implementation is superior. Doesn't tell you what the answer is though, when you don't guess correctly. I guess that's so the question can be used later if 'desired'. Also, a 'game' should consist of a fixed number of questions so that the high-scores are more meaningful, maybe. Otherwise, the game just goes on until you're bored. Better to end a game before the player is bored with it? Mind you, a guitar doesn't limit the number of plunks and then buzz, game over. This ain't a guitar though, either. Minor criticisms aside, I was impressed with the basic idea and implementation here. http://grant.robinson.name is worth checking out too.

TRANSOM.ORG (USA)

I played two strong works from this site. Linked from the home page is an audio work by Susan Stone called "Here There is No Moon". This is a piece about suicide. Susan Stone says: "I began by talking to my mother, who at the age of 83 revealed a 40 year-old secret about her many attempts at taking her own life while she was a young mother. Hard for me to get objectivity on that one, but a startling beginning to the gathering of dozens of stories from many sides of the suicide issue: healthcare workers, counselors, doctors, poets, philosophers, families, survivors. In fact, the tape-gathering took place over 10 years." I first heard Susan Stone's work around 1985 on one of the Tellus cassettes, along with work by Gregory Whitehead. Really very extrordinary work. Since then I've heard several other remarkable works by Susan Stone. She's an important artist, I feel. She and Whitehead seem to have sort of come out of the same egg, but they are by no means identical twins. Another strong work is a Flash piece of storytelling by Liz Dubelman called "Craziest" (3.3 Mb). You don't have to like Scrabble to enjoy this piece but erm if you do... The transom.org site looks like its well worth further exploration.

ANDREAS MÜLLER (LONDON)

The piece "For All Seasons" is a well-realized piece of latter day concrete poetry. I say 'concrete' because of the mimeticism associated with concrete. If you have a webcam and a Windows machine, you will also want to check out Müller's other work at hahakid.ne

CHRIS MANN (AUSTRALIA)

Mix of sound poetry and narrative by the Australian poet.

ALTERACTION (MEXICO)

Here is an interesting approach to interactive fiction by Javier Maldonado and friends. A little review: "By revolving around characters, moral choices, scandal and relationships, but keeping you in the thick of the story rather than watching from above as in The Sims, Masq fills the soap slot on the PC. It's a genre that's going to be unstoppably popular one day." (quote from PC Gamer Magazine UK)

EDGE.ORG VIDEOS (USA)

Videos of talks by Marvin Minsky, Daniel Dennett, Rebecca Goldstein, Ray Kurzweil, and many others.

TED: IDEAS WORTH SPREADING (USA)

Video talks by artists, scientists, scholars, and others. For instance, Golan Levin does a presentation on his software art and Richard Dawkins argues for atheism and different "reallys". The site bills itself as "Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers."

NEWS WARS (USA)

This is a four-part TV series, available online, from Frontline of PBS, produced by Lowell Bergman, that looks at 'journalism in crisis'. The first part looks at 'Plamegate', where reporters were subpoenaed and imprisoned who reported on WMD issues leading up to the Iraq war. The second part looks at the clash between the Bush administration and the New York Times' reporting on NSA wire-tapping of USAmerican citizens suspected of terrorist involvement; the third part looks at the proliferation of types of news-reportage more entertainment-oriented than the sort of public-service reportage associated with 'serious news' and at The Los Angeles Times and its problems as a microcosm of the problems afflicting USAmerican journalism more generally. The fourth part examines the rise of Arab satellite TV channels and their impact on the "war of ideas". It focuses on the growing influence of Al Jazeera, and the controversy around the launch of Al Jazeera English, which U.S. satellite and cable companies have declined to carry.

POLITICS.VIDEOSIFT (USA)

Interesting short videos concerning USAmerican politics.

FLUXUS (USA)

Here's an interesting essay called "Forty Years of Fluxus" by Ken Friedman. Among other things, it contains discussion concerning electric and electronic art and what Friedman finds of value therein and what he doesn't, and why he does or doesn't. Also, I enjoyed his examples of work that failed, and why it failed. Technological work that failed thirty years ago seems to fail for some of the same reasons now.

ALLISON CLIFFORD (SCOTLAND)

"The Sweet Old Etcetera" is an interactive artwork interpreting the work of poet E.E. Cummings for an online environment. The project received an Alt-W Production Award from the Scottish Digital Media Fund and was later nominated for a BAFTA in the interactive media category in 2006. More work by Allison on her site.

NEW WRITING UNIVERSE (AUSTRALIA)

Here is an inter-stellar map of the new writing universe. Mouseover the blueish map until a white box appears. Click it. Then click the "+" symbol for text about that particular constellation. Nice intro to unsuspecting arts juries???? The domain of the URL is quite unexpected: the Australian.council.gov.au !

SUBBLUE.COM BY TOM BEDDARD (UK)

Exotic curves. Butterfly curves, Harmonographs, Mandelbrots, Guilloché pattern generator, and so on.

THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD (U.S)

A graphically beautiful consideration of the art associated with The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Mahayana Buddhism). I don't find the actual text of the book here. It's a very big book, one of the biggies of humanity's efforts. Lots of explication here of the myths. Lots of background. And stunning graphics.

WILLIAM POUNDSTONE (USA)

Thinker, poet, story-teller, critic, visual artist, programmer Poundstone. If you are interested in new media writing, this is one of the better sites on the Web to check out. The writing is excellent, fascinating, and well presented. The other media are not decorative but are usually richly illustrative. Poundstone is also the author of various books such as The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge and The Prisoner's Dilemma.

THE RAVEN CHRONICLES (USA)

A Seattle literary magazine (print and Web) coordinated largely by Scott Martin, Matt Briggs and Phoebe Bosche.

PLAY-CREATE.COM (USA)

Highly interactive visual and sonic Shockwave work. Though there is no author name here, it looks like the same person who did noodlebox.com

RHIZOME (INT)

Rhizome is a NY-based new media organization.

VECTOR PARK BY PATRICK SMITH (USA)

Interactive puzzle/narrative/art works that are most inventive and charming.

PRESSTUBE.COM (USA)

Superior Flash animation and complex design of engaging graphical interactivity.

HALFEMPTY.COM (USA)

Collective of very high energy artists in many arts with an emphasis on using Flash and Director in those arts.

ELECTRONIC BOOK REVIEW

Some interesting reviews on things poetical and electronic by writers such as Chris Funkhouser, John Cayley, Eduardo Kac, and Robert Kendall.

KEN PERLIN (USA)

Java work. Check out the first 'sketch', in particular, a piece called 'Responsive Face'.

ANDREAS GYSIN (SWITZERLAND)

Fun Shockwave and Processing interactive work.

NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS (USA)

BOSTON REVIEW (USA)

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