DIGITAL STUDIES: BEING IN CYBERSPACE (1997)


At one point, Amerika remembers thinking "if they won't do it, maybe we should," followed by another thought that "there's no reason for them to do it, since we are already doing it anyway." Who is they/them? The institutional art world, of course. When Amerika had the idea of an online exhibition featuring only net art, that is, work created specifically for this new medium, he figured it would a) be easy and b) by being easy, create a model that would essentially make it clear that exhibiting net art fundamentally challenges what an institutional exhibition context is all about. Rhizome provocateur Alex Galloway agreed to co-curate the show with Amerika for Alt-X, and "Digital Studies: Being In Cyberspace" was born. Issues they addressed include "What is net art?", "How can one experience this work in an online-only exhibition context?" and "What is a digital object?" Within two and half years, net art would be featured in major museum spaces including the Whitney Biennial.
 
Digital Studies: Being In Cyberspace
(In English)


Digital Studies: Being In Cyberspace
(In Spanish)