2006_02_arts_internetart.jpgRhizome.org and EAI are are conducting a panel tonight about the current expressions of Internet art in light of larger technological and cultural shifts. Including how the nature of online practice has changed over Internet art's first decade.

Excuse us as we ask ourselves quixotically, "Internet art?

Apparently over the past 10 years Internet-based art has transformed, moving towards a more loose and dispersed range of conceptual pieces (ie: it's not just animated gifs anymore!). According to the events' site:

"This development has, in large part, to do with the expanded and diversified terrain of the Web itself. What was previously a thin network of interlinked pages, construction signs, and awkward animated gifs is now a sprawling area, home to some of the best new business models, largest communities, and billions of users both amateur and expert---a second stage some call the "Web 2.0." Now, artists working on or drawing source material from the Internet face not only a faster, richer, more complicated landscape, but also one whose parameters for art practice are continually being pushed out by artists and non-artists alike."

Panelists will discuss everthing internet, including blogging, online video gaming and the challenge of getting internet art in to museums.

Tonight // 6:30pm // Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) [535 West 22nd St, 5th Floor]