How To / Why Make Internet Art

web literacy for artists, makers && creators

How To / Why Make Internet Art is a hypermedia series ( interactive video and website ) that approaches basic web literacy ( HTML/CSS/JavaScript ) as a contemporary art form ( for makers, designers and creators ). The series positions the web platform as the ultimate artist studio/gallery, frames these technologies as environments rather than simply tools and stresses the importance of introducing a diversity of perspectives into the conversations shaping our digital/networked ecology.

NOTE: I'm currently working real hard on launching a digital literacy focused non-profit organization. For this reason I've had to take a break from working on these videos, but as soon as we launch the new organization I plan on returning to these and incorporating them into the work we'll be doing at the organization which will be slowly unfolding in the coming months. If you're interested in being notified when this happens send me an email so I can add you to our announcement list. Also, due to updates to Firefox's addons API the WWWeb-Snorkeler is sadly no longer working :( but fear not, I plan on replacing it with other interactive digital literacy tools as soon as I get back to making these videos. In the meantime enjoy what's up so far :)

The single most important thing you need in order to have a career in the arts is persistence. The second most important thing you need is talent. The third most important thing is a grounding in how the online world works. Its that Important

Cory Doctorow
from Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age. 2014