Net Art Anatomy is a Rhizome workshop which I facilitated on October 26th at MozFest 2014 in London.
Union jack by participant Béatrice Lajous uses Bootstrap, a popular web interface framework, as raw material for a browser-based work in the tradition of Alexi Shulgin’s Form Art. Update: participant Thomas Parisot has put a Live Union Jack on JSFiddle–a tool created by Mozillian Piotr Zalewa.
A list of email addresses (redacted). The who’s who for this next wave of future net art.
The workshop imbues a deep appreciation for the practices, both technical and conceptual/critical, used in making internet art, and an understanding of the life of media technologies outside their prescribed historical or functional roles.
Net Art Anatomy may be coming to a high school classroom near you. New Hive, a canvas for web-native expression (see Harry Burke’s piece on Rhizome), is a potential teaching aid. For more on the workshop, check out the instructions for projects and MozFest’s Art Track Tumblr. A good sense of the conference ethos can be gleamed from these images on Flickr–some of which feature my head.