Introduction to net.art

From Rhizome Artbase
1997
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Alexei Shulgin and Natalie Bookchin’s Introduction to net.art serves as a self aware, tongue-in-cheek manifesto for the net art scene of the 90’s. It offers a simplified beginners guide to net art, followed by DIY instructions on how one can become a net artist.

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2021

Important text immortalized in stone.

Alexei Shulgin
10 December 2008

Alexei Shulgin & Natalie Bookchin’s “Introduction to net.art” serves as a self aware, tongue-in-cheek manifesto for the net.art scene of the 90’s. The central component of the work is its text – a simplified beginners guide to net.art, followed by DIY instructions on how one can become a net artist. Steps are listed such as “Preparing Your Environment”, followed by potential modes of working and genres one might adhere to for the production of successful net.art. Other sections include “What You Should Know”, “Critical Tips and Tricks for the Successful Modern net.artist”, and "Utopian Appendix (After net.art)". In 1999 this text was exhibited engraved in stone. This piece effectively embodies the transgressive, and humorously self-aware style of the 90’s net.art scene.

Alexei Shulgin
10 December 2008
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1997
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10 December 2008
Alexei Shulgin
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10 December 2008
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