Networking : the net as artwork

Networking : the net as artwork

Tatiana Bazzichelli

Book 1 of @Hacktivisme

Language: English

Published: Jan 1, 2008

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Présentation :

" Abstract:
Networking means to create nets of relations, where the publisher and the reader, the artist and the audience, act on the same level. The book is a first tentative reconstruction of the history of artistic networking in Italy, through an analysis of media and art projects 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 creation of Italian hacker communities.

The Italian network proposes a form of critical information, disseminated through independent and collective projects where the idea of freedom of expression is a central theme. In Italy, thanks to the alternative use of Internet, during the past twenty years a vast national network of people who share political, cultural and artistic views has been formed.

The book describes the evolution of the Italian hacktivism and net culture from the 1980s till today. It builds a reflection on the new role of the artist and author who becomes a networker, operating in collective nets, reconnecting to Neoavant-garde practices of the 1960s (first and foremost Fluxus), but also mail art, Neoism and Luther Blissett. A path which began in BBSes, alternative web platforms spread in Italy through the 1980s even before the Internet even existed, and then moved on to Hackmeetings, to Telestreet and networking art by 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. "


8 Acknowledgements
10 Preface - by Derrick de Kerckhove
18 Introduction

26 _ Networking Cultures
Networking as Art, 26
From Rcady-made to Fluxus, 29
Fluxus Diagrams, 33
The Mail Are Network, 37
Multi-identity, Ncoism and Luther Blissett, 43

58 Towards the Cyber Utopias
Punk and "Do It Yourself*, 58
The Squatted Social Centres, 62
Cyberpunk in Iealy, 68
Amateur Computer Networks, 75
From Cyberpunk to Industial, 84

91 _ The Art of Networking: The Pioneers
For a New Cartography of Reality , 91
Making Nerworks: the First Festivals and Mailing Lists, 94
From Video to Computer Art, 104
The Man-Machine Interface , 113
Hacker Art, 124

136 Hacker Ethics and Shared Networks
Social Hacking , 136
Independent Magazines and Radical Websites, 149
Hackmectings and Hacklabs, 163
The Netstrike, 170

179 Art on the Net and for the Net
Netaart and Hacktivism, 179
The Craftsmen of the Code, 188
Beyond the Limits of the Net, 197
Network vs. Nerwork, 203

214 Becoming Media
A Movement of Images , 214
Nerworks of Vidcos and Télestrccts, 222
Precarious Creativity , 238

257 Extra Gender
Cyberfeminism on the Net, 257
Pink Action and Queer Nerworks, 262
From Punk to Netporn, 272
(Open) Conclusion, 284

288 Afterword
The Threads of the Web and the Tools of the Trade
by Simonetta Fadda

295 Bibliography
315s Webliography