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


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Stream of Consciousness Internet Adventure

Reddit is one of my favorite sites to help me pass the time. I admit, it’s even my top source for news updates, and also my go-to website for general internet exploration. With that being said, I figured it would be a great starting point for me. My plan was to click on the first link on each page that would grab my attention.

  1. https://www.reddit.com/ – I hit the ‘random’ button and ended up on this page with an endless amount of ridiculous videos. I consider myself very fortunate to have been directed here instead of anywhere else.
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/NotTimAndEric/top/ – This one really stuck out to me. One of the most popular posts on this page is a link to a petition to “rename fire ants to spicy boys.” Gotta love the internet.
  3. Rename Fire Ants to Spicy Boys!!! – I signed the petition (and you should too). Then I scrolled to the bottom of the page and clicked on the first link I even slightly related to in the “related posts” section.
  4. Allow Free Music to be Eligible for Grammy Nomination – I arrived at a petition to allow independent musicians like Chance the Rapper to be eligible for Grammy nominations. I clicked it because I had just seen Chance perform two days ago.
  5. https://twitter.com/chancetherapper – I don’t use Twitter but I clicked this link to see Chance’s Tweets, because I felt like exploring something I normally wouldn’t. This independent musician has almost two million followers. He’s kind of a big deal or something.
  6. Trending Twitter Hashtags: #SundayFunday – I found this link in the “trending hashtags” section on the side of the page. After arriving here, I decided that I could not continue with my adventure because I simply did not care for anything else on the page, not even a little bit.

I thoroughly enjoyed my somewhat-aimless journey through the internet today. Looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say about the fire ants  spicy boys petition! Please sign it if you care about the progress of mankind.

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Internet Trail

My search initially started with looking for information about illustration. As I advanced further in my trail on the Wikipedia site,  I ended up looking at information about printmaking since it was one of many mediums for illustration. The reasoning for my interest in printmaking making because in the past I studied lithography and is currently learning about other techniques. While searching through the links, I found out one of the references led to MoMA’s  website. This gave me the opportunity to find an art piece by Chris Ofili and it was an etching, which is part of the painting and print section.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illustration

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illustration#Contemporary_illustration

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printmaking

http://www.moma.org/interactives/projects/2001/whatisaprint/flash.html

http://www.moma.org/

http://www.moma.org/explore

http://www.moma.org/collection/works?classifications=&page=1&direction=

http://www.moma.org/collection/works/203510?locale=en

 


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My Sneaker Trail

“You’d be surprised, how far sneakers can take you.”

MeeeI decided to start my trail through Wikipedia, and searching up sneakerssneakerbegLets start walking……

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakers  WikiPedia
  2. http://shoes.allwomenstalk.com/funky-neon-shoes-youve-got-to-have  Much like Pinterest
  3. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-flats/day-and-nightlife-flat-in-yellow?SSAID=595441&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=sas&utm_campaign=595441&utm_content=417942&gate=false  Shopping
  4. https://blog.modcloth.com/  Blog about different styles
  5. https://blog.modcloth.com/fashion/what-were-loving-denim/  Blog focused on denim
  6. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/best-sellers?utm_source=blog.modcloth.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=holiday2015_sidebar&utm_content=shopbar_bestsellers   Blog/Shopping
  7. https://www.instagram.com/modcloth/   Advertisement of the ModCloth brand
  8. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIFqcKWADbU/  Workwear
  9. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/officestyle/  Things associated with officewear
  10. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJnWuzNhjTL/  Interesting Socks
  11. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/shoegame/  Things associated with shoes
  12. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJmKB4EhpYQ/   Pair of sneakers in association with Nike and Apple

As you have viewed, you notice that the network in this was as follows:                                                                                              Search engine -> Shopping site -> Blog -> Social Media

This is how a brand becomes international.  This is how a fashion trends begin.  It starts with one thing, and builds to something even bigger.  I noticed that I did find myself back to the sneakers, but it just shows that even a sneaker can direct you to clothes for the office, or dresses for the summer.  We would associate sneakers with sports or something athletic, but it is more than that.  

sneakerend.jpg…Time to clean them..                                                            T. Woodie


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My Internet Adventure

I started off at Youtube hoping to get to the “Dark Side of Youtube” but ended up on Reddit, which was slightly disappointing.

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/

>I was logged in my Google+ account so I clicked on a “Watch Again” video

Amish Paradise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfZLb33uCg

Weird Al https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCshnCkfV7U6DqR4IHbQbI7Q

About https://www.youtube.com/user/alyankovicVEVO/about

Weird Al’s site http://weirdal.com/

Archives http://weirdal.com/archives/

Links http://weirdal.com/archives/links/

Conan http://teamcoco.com/video/weird-al-sings-theme

Conan Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/teamcoco/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fteamcoco.com%2Fvideo%2Fweird-al-sings-theme

>Random

Random Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/gratefuldead/

Idk what language this is Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/DANMAG/

PIZZA Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/pizza

Weird af Argentinian pizza Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Pizza/comments/4ziuzu/pizza_argentina/

back to Reddit home https://www.reddit.com/

no sleep Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/

no sleep shirts http://nosleep.spreadshirt.com/

And from there I had nowhere else to go. A rather disappointing journey but a journey nonetheless.