Chatonsky (France) - IO-N.NET http://io-n.net/
A site, a desinence, an artists' community in progress which shares a domain with Chatonsky
where you can contribute all your digital designs. Brief projects, extracts of more complex
thoughts, snapshots of a physical and mental state and reflections in Flash format, gathered from
a common platform: ION, such as position, collaboration, repulsion and a long list of names as
suggesting as the projects they give way to. The last work ... mondialisation, naturally!
2. Arcángel Constantini (Mexico) - No/E.html http://www.unosunosyunosceros.com/No/E.html
As the historic webrings of the first period of net.art, No/E is also a ring which shares a splash
page where, as the title in Spanish points out, you are not allowed to stop. Many Spanish sites
devoted to digital art take part into this project, which also examines the traffic signs' meanings
and analogies on the Internet, such as the pioneer Aleph or the most recent Fiftyfifty.
3. Douglas Davies (USA) - The World's First Collaborative Sentence http://ca80.lehman.cuny.edu/davis/
In this project Davis thinks about those changes the interactivity of digital media imply for artists.
It is a multimedia document whose development and expansion depend on the audience who
- since 1994 - adds text, sound, images and video. The project, which currently belongs to the
Whitney Museum in New York, included at the end of the year 2000 more than 200.000
contributions in a dozen of languages.
4. Andy Deck (USA) - Open Studio http://draw.artcontext.net
Andy Deck opens his studio in New York for everyone who wants to take part in a graphic jam
session. He has created a common interface for this where several users can work in real time
in the same picture. This project, based on software written in 1990, is part of the open source
movement, that is, open code, co-operative and free.
5. Bernd Holzhausen (Germany) - Icontown http://www.icontown.de
A work in progress which proves that a project on the Internet may have a continuous evolution
during several years... in this case, four! In this city made of pixel buildings carried out by
thousands of netizens, there are skyscrapers and houses, igloos and shacks, churches of
several denominations and public buildings, and each one has the owner's name and his/her
webpage. Everyone can freely use this icons bank although, being a "donation ware" project,
you are invited to donate an amount of money or time to an organization helping homeless.
Icontown is a virtual city in constant evolution. Participative, multiracial, multicultural and also
6. Thomax Kaulmann (Germany) - ORANG - "Open Radio Archive Network Group"
In 1998 Thomax Kaulmann conceived this project addressed to musicians, DJs, artists, record
companies and independent labels, in order to become a dynamic platform for the distribution of
sound. ORANG represents a new radio generation which is being developed on the Internet. Every
netizen can access the database and hear sound files, divided in musical genres. However, you
need a password, delivered after being registered as a user, to be able to add your own
compositions to the project.
7. John Klima (USA) - Glasbead http://www.glasbead.com/
A project belonging to the so-called Software Art trend carried out by a famous Microsoft
programmer in the computer scene of Seattle, who left a brilliant and profitable career to devote
himself to art. In the bohemian Lower East Side in Manhattan, Klima has developed a program
that allows to create in real time an enormous variety of visual and sound scenes in a three-
dimensional environment, where as many as twenty people connected via Internet may interact.
In 2000 Glasbead won an award at Siggraph to the most interesting contribution in the field of
8. Hannes Niepold, Hans Wastlhuber (Germany) - Cointel http://www.cointel.de
A non-lineal net comic in constant growth, whose name is made up of 'co' for comic, cosmic and
co-operative and 'intel' for intelligence. The last vignette of the different stories which are being
developed is always empty. Users are invited to fill it before being added to the story, where it
will remain with the last contributions, so that netizens can vote for the one which will become
permanently part of the project. The works ruled out are not deleted, but they are changed into
alternative narrative paths which channel the story into other courses, creating a democratic
narrative structure which evolves branching out in different directions.
9. Paul Vanouse (USA) - Persistent Data Confidante http://www.textgenomics.com/
This project, exploiting the guarantee of anonymity on the Internet, suggests a secrets' transaction:
users must leave one secret to be able to read another, which can be scored. In this way, those
secrets with the lowest score, that is the less interesting, are deleted from the list and guests,
having a influence on the web content, become co-curators of this secrets' database. A project
which may be considered an example of pure net.art due to its simplicity and real interactivity.
10. Marek Walczak, Martin Wattenberg (USA) - WonderWalker
This project introduces the concept of "WunderKammer" in the digital age, the wonders room of
the 17th-century aristocratic houses. Whereas these were private collections of weird and precious
objects, Wonderwalker has been conceived as a website collection-archive, where everybody can
take part. It is an endless project that has much more in common with interaction than with a
classification interest in itself. It is something similar to a social space where collecting is used as
a way of communication. The collection may be displayed in three maps: icons, collectors and
11. Eric Zimmerman (USA) - SiSSYFiGHT 2000 http://www.sissyfight.com
A project staging the fight between three bunches of schoolgirls, with a look which reminds a
little bit to the comicbook artist Robert Crumb. In order to win you have to become the most
popular girl of the playground, ruining your opponents' image and self esteem. This game, which
is always very crowded, shows the dynamics governing personal, social and professional relations
in Western society. As in real life, established relations are essential so, if you want to win the
game, make sure to chat with the right people and reconcile strategies with them.