INTERNET ART: networks, performative programming, and web as context

Good and Bad Findings on the Internet

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Good –

Geoguessr is a game built around the use of Google Maps. The game drops you in a random location anywhere in the world, then you’re supposed to drop a pin on the map where you think you might be. You even get more points for a more accurate guess. At first glance, Geoguessr is just a really cool free game on the internet that can take up hours and hours of your time. I think it’s much more than that, though. It’s an interesting way of communicating the idea that the entire world has been mapped out and uploaded to the internet. While the internet knows where you are in real life, Geoguessr prompts you to guess where you are on the internet.


Bad –

I wish I could say that I enjoy the concepts asserted by this website. There are a few really interesting things to read on here. They’re interesting, imaginative, eccentric…and maybe a little too eccentric. To me, they definitely are. I can follow along with most of the text, but I really just don’t want to. It’s just not great at all.


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