Beginning in the 1990s, Internet Art (sometimes called Net Art or Network Art) began to be considered as a form of new media. Tate describes Internet Art’s history as follows:
“Net art emerged in the 1990s when artists found that the internet was a useful tool to promote their art uninhibited by political, social or cultural constraints. For this reason it has been heralded as subversive, deftly transcending geographical and cultural boundaries and defiantly targeting nepotism, materialism and aesthetic conformity. Sites like MySpace and YouTube have become forums for art, enabling artists to exhibit their work without the endorsement of an institution" (source).
Since then, internet art has evolved as rapidly as technology itself, and that experimentation persists. In tandem with our Librarians, Live! interview with Nick Briz (2/25) and the Bias Out of the Box speaker series (2/26-27), we are spotlighting books in our collection about Internet Art and Glitch Art.