University of Colorado Digital Art Students Launch 3.0 version of “Histories of Internet Art” Website
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THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FEATURING NEW INTERNET ART CONTENT AND BACKEND DATABASE
Students from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Department of Art and Art History have just released the 3.0 version of their popular “Histories of Internet Art: Fictions and Factions” (HIAFF) website. The new site, which now comes equipped with a back-end database constructed by the students, is available at http://art.colorado.edu/hiaff and features video and email interviews with many international net artists including Mark Napier, Young Hae-Chang Heavy Industries, Ben Benjamin of Superbad, Melinda Rackham, Lev Manovich, Giselle Beiguelman, Heath Bunting, John F. Simon Jr., Erik Loyer and many others. There are also streaming media archives featuring artists and curators such as Mary Flanagan, Lisa Jevbratt, Christiane Paul, DJ Spooky, and Alex Galloway.
The HIAFF site is part of the TECHNE practice-based research initiative in the digital arts and also includes a curated exhibition of 60 net-based art works, a section devoted to net theory, and a survey of the new work being created by students working in the recently renovated Experimental Digital Art Studio (EDAS). This easy-to-navigate site with its stunning=20 design and exploratory content is produced by undergraduate and Graduate students inside the University of Colorado’s Department of Art and Art History.
“The students have created and will continue to build this exemplary net art history site,” said CU Professor and TECHNE Faculty Director Mark Amerika. “Their high-level enthusiasm and fresh perspective on the evolving forms of net art are paving the way for future students to develop the field.”
The students agree. “A provocative exploration of electronic art and thinking,” says student Project Manager Lori Gaskill, “working on [HIAFF] gives students an opportunity to engage with the leading artists of the digital age.”
The site is available for free over the Internet and the new database will allow for increased functionality as the web site grows. Professionals throughout the field are already acknowledging the site as an important part of the new media art world.
“Fictions and Factions is a great resource for artists, curators,students, scholars or anyone who’s interested in the brief but dense history of net art,” said Mark Tribe, newly appointed Director of Art and Technology in the School of the Arts at Columbia University.
“At the University of Colorado’s ‘Histories of Internet Art: Fictions and Factions’ Web site, students don’t paraphrase textbook versions of net art history – they create it themselves,” says Jon Ippolito, Associate Curator of Media Arts at the Guggenheim Museum and Assistant Professor of New Media at The University of Maine.
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