The Sound of eBay completes UBERMORGEN.COM's trilogy that also includes Amazon Noir and Google Will Eat Itself (GWEI)(1). In order to understand the significance of this work, a brief look at recent Net.Art history is helpful.
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in absentia is a site-specific web-based project by J. R. Carpenter presented by Dare-Dare. in absentia hacks the Google Maps API to address issues of gentrification and its erasures in the Mile End neighbourhood of Montreal. A satellite view of the neighbourhood is haunted by postcard stories to and from former tenants forced out of the neighbourhood by economically motivated decisions made in their absence.
Swipe across the borders of technology and identity. Artistic License entertains the possibility that imagination, rather than restriction and control, is the key to avoiding the dystopian misadventures that are coming into focus. Produce a customized Artistic License in minutes using a browser. Artistic License doesn't require you to look like yourself, and it doesn't impose factual restrictions. Nonetheless it has the truthiness coveted by authority.
Artcontext features a variety of collaborative net artworks, experiments in network creativity that rely on participative visiting artists. Artcontext Wire offers descriptions of new work as it comes online.
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