Network Art from the Birth of the Internet to Today

Date

2016

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Journal ISSN

ISSN

1407-2858

DOI

Volume Title

Publisher

RIXC Publishing

Type

Book chapter

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The origins of the Internet can be found in the early 1960s but the first working version of ARPANET, the Internet’s predecessor, was put together in 1969 (Leiner et al, undated). This was exactly the time when I started my investigations into artworks in which participants interacted with one another through the artwork, or art system. My motivation was a fascination with human communication rather than with the technologies of networks, but making the artworks has certainly led to considerable involvement with those technologies.This paper describes the path of development of my artworks that have looked at human-to-human communication through electronic (computer) systems from 1969 until today.

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Keywords

network art, art history, computer art

Citation

Edmonds, E. A. (2016) Network Art from the Birth of the Internet to Today. Acoustic Space, 15: OPEN FIELDS. Art and Science Research Practices in the Network Society. 2016. pp 80-87

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Research Institute

Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)
Institute of Art and Design