Weightless

From Rhizome Artbase
Thomson & Craighead (Alison Craighead, Jon Thomson)
1998
Description

Weightless is an online artwork where visitors are able navigate a database of animated web graphics, chat room transcripts, and MIDI files in a manner that references television. The anodyne music resembles a soundtrack, while the animated graphics and chatroom logs act as picture and subtitling.

Rhizome staff
2021

Weightless (http://www.thomson-craighead.net/w/) is an online artwork where visitors are able navigate a database of animated web graphics, chat room transcripts and music MIDI files in a manner that in part references a television format. The anodyne music resemble a soundtrack while the animated graphics and chat-room logs act as picture and subtitling. As all this material was gathered and found online in 1998, the work also acts as a social document of early web usage.

Thomson & Craighead (Alison Craighead, Jon Thomson)
24 March 2008
Metadata
Variant History
outside link
1998
open submission
24 March 2008
Thomson & Craighead (Alison Craighead, Jon Thomson)
static files
24 March 2008
cloning
Rhizome staff