[rohrpost] (Buchpublikation) Networking: The Net as an Artwork

Florian Cramer fc-rohrpost at plaintext.cc
Mit Dez 6 18:19:02 CET 2006

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Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 18:12:20 +0100
From: Tatiana Bazzichelli <t.bazzichelli at mclink.it>
Online and on paper:

NETWORKING, The Net as an Artwork

Written by Tatiana Bazzichelli
With the preface of Derrick De Kerckhove and the epilogue of the
video artist Simonetta Fadda.

Download the book from:

The book represents a first tentative reconstruction of the history of
artistic networking in Italy, through an analysis of the realities which
during the past twenty years have given way to a creative, shared and
aware use of technologies, from video to computers, contributing to the
formation of Italian hacker communities.

Networking means to create nets of relations, by sharing experiences and
ideas in order to communicate and experiment artistically and where the
publisher and the reader, the artist and the public, act on the same level.

In Italy, thanks to the alternative use of Internet, during the past
twenty years of experimentation a vast national network of people who
share political, cultural and artistic views has been formed. Active in
underground environments, these projects use diverse media (computers,
video, television, radio and magazines) and deal with technological
experimentation, or hacktivism, depending on the terminology used in
Italy, where the political component is a central theme.
The Italian network proposes a form of critical information, diffused
through independent and collective projects where the idea of freedom of
expression is also a central theme.

The book describes the evolution of the italian hacktiviam and net
culture from the Eighties till today. At the same time, it builds a
reflection on the new role of the artist and author who become
networker, operating in collective nets, reconnecting to neoavant-garde
artistic practices of the 1960's (first and foremost Fluxus), but also
Mail art, Neoism and Luther Blissett.

A path which began in BBS, alternative web platforms diffused in Italy
half way through the 1980's even before Internet even existed, and then
moved on to Hackmeetings, to Telestreet and networking art of different
artists such as 0100101110101101.ORG, [epidemiC], Jaromil, Giacomo
Verde, Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici, Correnti Magnetiche, Candida TV,
Tommaso Tozzi, Federico Bucalossi, Massimo Contrasto, Mariano Equizzi,
Pigreca, Molleindustria, Guerriglia Marketing, Sexyshock, Phag Off and
many others.

Language: Italian | Pages: 336 | Price: 21 euro | Publisher: Costa e
Nolan, Milan (Italy).
To order the book on paper, write to: info at costlan.it
More info: http://www.networkingart.eu


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