The Web Stalker

From Rhizome Artbase
I/O/D (matthew fuller, Simon Pope, Colin Green)
1997
Description

The artist-made web browser The Web Stalker was created as an alternative to the two dominant web browsers at the time, Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, which positioned the user as a passive consumer. The radical interface of The Web Stalker reimagines web browsing as an active engagement with the structure of the web itself, emphasizing the links among pages, rather than the coherence of any individual page.

Rhizome staff
2021

Experience the world's first internet browser made by artists. Surf the web from the inside out. Perhaps best described as a Lynx browser crossed with a Ven Diagram, Web Stalker is based on the belief that the user should be able to define the different functions they want to apply to a Web document, rather being than launched through a finished Web site.

I/O/D (matthew fuller, Simon Pope, Colin Green)
19 August 2001

I/O/D's work from 1994 onwards is a series of downloadable 'issues'.
These range from a series of collaborations with artists and writers (I/O/D 1-3>) to I/O/D 4: The Web Stalker (1997)- a web-access application.
I/O/D's work involves a speculative take on the production of interface.
Software is mind control - get some.

I/O/D (matthew fuller, Simon Pope, Colin Green)
19 August 2001
Legacy descriptive tags
Web Stalker
tactical, information map, Formalist, underground, interface, HTML, download, Visual
Attribution: Rhizome staff
Metadata
Variant History
outside link
1997
open submission
19 August 2001
I/O/D (matthew fuller, Simon Pope, Colin Green)
static files
19 August 2001
cloning
Rhizome staff