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.
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'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.