Alt-X Network is actively supporting the research and development
of innovative digital narrative, Internet art and critical media
theory with a special creative interest in state of-the art interactive
environments made for the Web. Hyper-X is an ongoing "network
installation" space that enables participants from all over
the world to interact with these breakthrough projects.
current feature is Random
Paths by Jody Zellen. Random Paths is an interactive web work
about sequence and memory and how groupings of images and passages
of poetic texts can create different associations. Random Paths
is meant to be circular and hopefully upon each viewing new meanings
will be generated.
Also be sure to check out our archive of past exhibitions including
Studies: Being In Cyberspace show featuring the work of Roy
Ascott, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Alex Galloway, Knut Mork, Vuk
Cosic, Melinda Rackham, Lev Manovich and many others.
Would Lincoln Want to Tell Us?" is the latest net art work from
Whitney Biennial artist Ben Benjamin. After returning from a year
of living abroad in Japan, Benjamin was struck by the presence of
Abraham Lincoln as an icon in American culture and wanted to investigate
Lincoln's staying power in USA Consciousness.
"Some general themes of my recent work are sex, humor, perception,
language and art itself. I try to work as an artist/medium rather
than artist/master. I'm more interested in discovering or revealing
art rather defining or asserting it." "Virtual Workyards"
documents the pioneering work of digital artist Jim Johnson.
"Let us never hear again the tired complaints about declining
language arts skills in the age of technology." Featuring
Shelley Jackson's My Body, The Unknown by the collaborative-authoring
unit of William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, Dirk Stratton and Frank
Marquardt, Rice by Jenny Weight and Friday's Big Meeting by Rob
"I don't particularly see what I do on the web as 'art' ...
it's more like a pillow book or a diary...visual essay perhaps...or
is it folklore?" Featuring new work from Francesac Da Rimini,
Josephine Wilson and Linda Carroli and Berkeley Interactive Design's
Jay Dillemuth and Alex Cory.
"We might go so far as to say that the contemporary art world,
once confined exclusively to the continuous exhibition of various
art works and installations in physical space, will need to start
radically re-evaluating its ability to maintain social relevance
while branding its cultural imprint on the screenal spaces connected
via the Net." Featuring new work from Roy Ascott, Shelley
Jackson, Knut Mork, Erwin Redl, Ricardo Dominguez, INTIMA, Vuk
Cosic, Alex Galloway, Tina Laporta, Nino Rodriguez and many more.
"The medium that has emerged on the Web, and that continues
to dominate commercial esthetics in general and through it a large
part of ourselves, is one that fosters, and depends on, utter
transience of attention. Extending television's effects through
its much-vaunted interactivity, the Web has served to render writing
into "content"--something to squeeze between flashy
interaction and absorb any drops of attention that might spill.
(It is no coincidence that this is the same, already proverbial,
position that humans have come to occupy vis-a-vis machines.)."
Featuring new work by Mark Amerika, Bobby Rabyd, Jacques Servin
and Eugene Thacker.
"The theory and the medium are on the same wavelength; that
is, there is a real convergence, even if it is not a total mapping
of all theory to all technology. But hypermedia certainly is very
useful in embodying the theory just like the theory is very useful
in intellectualizing and explaining the space."
"There's the whole notion of perception -- there are cognitive
psychologists who'd argue that our perceptual apparatus is prejudiced
in favor of perceiving things in a linear, causal fashion. We
create causality and sequences in the act of perceiving."
Featuring Jay David Bolter, Jane Yellowlees Douglas, Jim Rosenberg,
Ruth Nestvold, Jay Dillemuth and Ben Cohen .
by Mark Amerika,
by Jay Dillemuth,
Six Sex Scenes
by Adrienne Eisen
with the Guerrilla Girls,
Critical Arts Ensemble, Tribe 8, Eurudice, Kiki Smith, Deb Margolin