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

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Project Proposal

For the final project I’m planning on doing a remake or repeat of the second project where we tried to make money online. I want to try and play with costumer expectations. I just bought some small skeins of yarn in various colors and am planning on randomizing scarves or hats that people order, but offering them at a discounted rate.

I might also give an option of donating the scarf or hat that is made, but they would have to decide that when they ordered it, not after they see the final project.

I would randomize the yarn colors through rolling dice or a random number generator online.


Some of the yarn I recently picked up for this project.

As for actually selling this merchandize online, I’m planning on either using my Etsy again or trying out ebay but with a vague description for the item I will be selling so the customer might not know what exactly they are getting.


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A Talk About Gender

I decided to go on a different path for this project than I initially planned after a conversation with my mom this past weekend about Gender and how I identify. I’ve always found it hard to express my gender identity or explain it to others in a way that they could understand.

This still doesn’t express everything I feel or explain it in a clear way, but it was a few thoughts I had while i decided to make myself in Sims4 after playing around with their character creation and the new genderless aspects they introduced into the game.

I hope to remake this or elaborate on this when I am more able to gather my thoughts about this topic and who I am.

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Vlogging as Internet Performance

Video sites like youtube are filled with people who talk about their lives in a “vlog” style.  Some of them, like Danisnotonfire and Amazingphil get a large fan base following of people interested in them as people or what is happening in their lives.

Vlogging for some people have taken off so much and made them so popular that they are able to interact with their fans on tours or at conventions.

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Hey Moon

String n = “Hey Moon, Please Forget To Fall Down”;
String nn = “Hey Moon, Don’t You Go Down”;
boolean fall = false;
boolean collision = false;
boolean test = false;
float speed = 5;
float speed2 = 3;
float ydir = -2;
float xdir = random(-1,-5);
float x = 350;
float y = 50;
float dd = 50;
float j = 500;
float e = mouseX-15;
float f = mouseY-15;
float g = 30;
float grav = .001;

void setup () {
size (1000,500);
background (0);

void draw () {
text(n,(width/2)-250, 30);
text(nn, (width/2)-200, height – 30);

void stars(){

for (int yy= -10; yy<height+20; yy+=(random(50))){
for (int xx=-70; xx<width+30; xx+=(random(75))){
float aa = 140;
float bb = 255;
color ran = color((random(aa,bb)));
ellipse(xx, yy, 3.5, 3.5);
float a = #EAEAD0;
float b = #A0F6FF;
color rand = color((random(a,b)));
ellipse(2*xx, 2*yy, 3.5, 3.5);
void moon(float MoonX, float MoonY){
float dd = 50;
ellipse(MoonX,MoonY,dd, dd);


void moonmove (){
y = y + (speed * ydir);
j = j + (speed2 * xdir);
speed2 = speed2 + grav;

void moonbounce (){
if (y < -300 ) {
ydir *= -1; }
if ( j < -10 || j > width) {
xdir *= -1;
ydir *= -1;}
if (y > height +30) {
y = -301;
j = random(40,650);}

void square (float squareX, float squareY) {
rect(squareX, squareY, g,g);

void squaremove (){
e = mouseX-15;
f = mouseY-15;

void collision(){
float distance = dist(j,y,e,f);
if (distance < (dd+g)/2) {
collision = true;
collision = false;}

void bounce(){
float aa = -3;
float bb = 3;
if (collision == true){
ydir *= -1;
xdir *= 1;}

void texts() {
int de =(millis()/1000);
textSize (16);
textSize (18);
text(de, 50, 450);


void textrest() {
if (y > 500) {

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Bouncing Box

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boolean square = false;
float xx = random(300);
float yy = random(300);
float xx2 = random(300);

float dd = 20;
float speed = random(-2,5);
float speed2 = random(-2,5);
//color aa = #012279;
float xdirection = random (-2, 5);
float ydirection = random (-2, 5);
int xdirection2 = -2;
int ydirection2 = -2;

void setup () {
size (300,300);
background (90);

void draw () {
background (90);
rect (xx,yy,dd,dd);

xx = xx + (speed * xdirection);
yy = yy + (speed2 * ydirection);

if (xx >width-20 || xx < 0) {
xdirection *= -1;
float rr = random(255);
float gg = random(255);
float bb = random(255);
float tt = random(255);
color ran = color(rr,gg,bb,tt);
float xdirection = random (-2, 5);

fill(ran); }
if (yy >height-20 || yy < 0) {
ydirection *= -1;
float rr = random(255);
float gg = random(255);
float bb = random(255);
float tt = random(255);
color ran = color(rr,gg,bb,tt);

float ydirection = random (-2, 5);

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Buy My Anxiety

When I was younger I picked up knitting as a way to cope with anxiety, something quiet to keep my hands busy whenever I got too tightly wound. It was something I could have control over in my life but it wasn’t overly distracting. This past summer people had started to comment on how they would love to buy the various hats and scarves I made so I started a business. First just posting to Facebook and other social media sights that I was selling these hats and scarves, which I ended up styling after the Hogwarts Houses because Harry Potter has a high interest.


This past weekend I finally set up an etsy to have a greater reach with my business. I started by advertising my etsy on my own personal Facebook but I realized that people there had already seen what I was selling so I wasn’t quite reaching a new audience yet. So for the sake of the project and doing something new and somewhat creative, I reached out to a new group. I joined this Facebook group full of people who had some similar interests to me and posted there. As someone who has social anxiety posting in new groups on social medium forums can be emotionally taxing because I’m always terrified what people are going to say, especially if I don’t know if posting something like this would be allowed or not. But I went ahead and posted the following message to the group in hopes to get people interested in the small business I had started.


I ended up getting some decent feedback from the members of the group of people interested in the hats I was selling and asking questions about various things I would be willing to make, mostly asking questions about the PRIDE hats I mentioned in my post but at the time had no pictures of.

Through this I actually made my first sale on my etsy from someone who apparently lives in Stow.


I didn’t specify to anyone that I knit because I’m anxious but because of the nature of why I started knitting and what posting in this new group did to my anxiety levels at the time, I figured “Buy My Anxiety” would be a fitting title for this piece.

If anyone is interested in a hat or scarf from me, here’s a link to my etsy.