As time goes by, the internet as a platform continues to grow. The amount of data stored increases for every day that goes by. And with the new data that constantly gets uploaded, new forms of art gets created. The Internet works as a multimedia, creating new opportunities for the art to be shown to the world. The modern world has truly given us many options when it comes to expressing ourselves.
The introduction of the internet has also led to a new branch of art being born: Net Art. Last week I talked about the artist Guido Segni behind the net art project “The artist is typing”. Some of the art in his project came from simply typing on his keyboard. whether it was poetry, love letters or even something as simple as orders from Amazon.com, he tweaked it to create art that visualizes and presents himself to the people of the internet. Segnis creations is just an example of the new types of art that comes with Net Art. Since data on the internet can be reused, reproduced and remixed, the amount of possibilities in the world of Net Art is almost endless. Whether I am making a meme, a GIF, or just taking a picture, I am expressing me and my personality in ways that was not possible before Net Art.
To express ourselves through the world of Net Art, I was tasked this week to create my own #SelfieUnselfie. The project bases on taking a picture of yourself, describing the characteristics that is not visible in the picture, and then creating a “Unselfie”, a picture that will express those characteristics more clearly. After taking the selfie, I felt that several of my traits like being ambitious or honest was not represented in the picture. I therefore found a picture I had on my mobile phone which I think could express my personality. The selfie can only show off so much of who you are as a person, so finding another picture i feel connected with can help others discover who i am.
This week I was invited to an online studio visit with digital artist Emilio Vavarella. As someone who creates many art projects with technologic equipment, Emilio spoke interestingly about his views on Net Art as of now, and predictions about art in the future and how modern technology will play in with the art. I suggest everyone check out his video on YouTube, as it is a very educational experience.
That was all for this week. The post itself might be published a little later than normal. I think I have to blame the Olympics for that, it takes a lot of my attention lately. Next week I will be back with more creations of my own hopefully. Until then, goodbye!