A Walk Across Internet
I'm doing a web residency at Schlosspost from March 7th to April 3rd, 2016.
I'm blocking the sites I usually use to force myself into the unknown, open Internet.
Clara Herrmann of Schlosspost interviewed me about the project on April 1st in A Disillusioned Netizen.
This webpage will be in a show, The Artist is Online, curated by Julia Eckert, Judith Engel, and Paula Kohlmann in Stuttgart at Projektraum Römerstrasse 2A on April 2nd at 7 PM - 11 PM UTC+02.
The Earth is Online
04/02/2016, Saturday, 5 PM, EST
The Internet is Online
04/02/2016, Saturday, 4 PM, EST
The Artist is Online
04/02/2016, Saturday, 12 PM, EST
I'll be updating live today from 1 PM EST to 5 PM EST.|
The together.js chat didn't work exactly as planned, but I chatted with Tom Moody, Stephanie Kwak and Mika Mason about the project and was recommended a few more links for my human-edited Internet directory. (I'll add them later tonight and tomorrow.)
04/02/2016, Saturday, 12 AM, EST
bathing in a waterfall|
binary data stream 1
"A six-pack of batteries."
"A simple clip art to represent digital assets being hacked."
"A realistic textmarker."
one pixel of thickness
roasted bog iron
"And that's the nation where I live."
Netflix dataset: "100480507 ratings (on a scale from 1 to 5 integral stars) along with their dates from 480189 randomly-chosen, anonymous subscribers on 17770 movie titles. The data were collected between October, 1998 and December, 2005 and reflect the distribution of all ratings received by Netflix during this period."
"The city wanted to upgrade its garbage bins so that they could resist raccoons, but still open easily when picked up by a garbage truck's automated arm." The Intelligent Life of the City Raccoon
Regional Digitization Center
04/01/2016, Friday, 12 AM, EST
"Most of the monochromatic icons that may be found on the internet are derived from outdated symbols and pictograms, which are good quality and well-known all over the world, but they do not represent the current design of the items any more." glyphicons|
icons and badges in trendy linear style for natural cosmetics
ecology badges and stamps for packaging not tested on animals and cruelty free
a little window of internet access
Google barge, crawldata, user avatar
"This system of 50 symbol signs was designed for use at the crossroads of modern life: in airports and other transportation hubs and at large international events."
"...a Metafont font is primarily made up of strokes with finite-width "pens", along with filled regions"
MrSite: Why should I submit my website to internet directories?
"...a gray title, as opposed to other color-coded ... products, such as .... This warns users that the product may contain bugs, and could be unfit for general use."
"Could you please re-create the brass sound from Super Mario Karts "Rainbow Road" for SNES?"
Web Data Commons - RDFa, Microdata, and Microformat Data Sets
Similar Social Communities
03/31/2016, Thursday, 12 AM, EST
03/30/2016, Wednesday, 12 AM, EST
was in Chicago offline from the 24th - 29th|
html comments completely ignored by the browser
03/26/2016, Saturday, 12 AM, EST
03/25/2016, Friday, 12 AM, EST
03/24/2016, Thursday, 12 AM, EST
03/23/2016, Wednesday, 12 AM, EST
Social Recommendations Index
03/22/2016, Tuesday, 12 AM, EST
Globally Recognized Avatars
03/21/2016, Monday, 12 AM, EST
Allocate a path
03/20/2016, Sunday, 12 AM, EST
03/19/2016, Saturday, 12 AM, EST
03/18/2016, Friday, 12 AM, EST
03/17/2016, Thursday, 12 AM, EST
A lot has happened on Facebook since you last logged in
03/16/2016, Wednesday, 12 AM, EST
I'm getting multiple emails a day from Facebook reminding me to use it.
Unsecured motel WiFi
03/15/2016, Tuesday, 12 AM, EST
The previous posts are images, links and text from sites I found through an initial Bing search. I'm looking for a way to navigate the Internet without search, but I keep ending up on portals or directories that haven't updated in years. So many sites don't exist anymore, and links aren't organized, so I click and read for hours to find something I can use.|
On a sidenote, I'm making this blog in a plaintext file that I upload to my site via FTP, but now I'm in a random motel room in New Jersey. I didn't bring my laptop, because I wanted to try using my smartphone to edit the file, but I just borrowed a MacBook now out of frustration. Unsecured motel WiFi.
If you're reading this, please email me ideas! I'm going to try listservs, Usenet, gopher...
Free hot coffee
03/14/2016, Monday, 12 AM, EST
03/13/2016, Sunday, 12 AM, EST
Current Mood: sick|
This is looking more and more like my livejournal. Without other people.
I've left Web 2.0 for what's left of Web 1.0.
Like in Walk Across America and No Impact Man, there'll be something rewarding eventually, but now I'm just wandering in the Web 1.0 desert with a flu.
03/12/2016, Saturday, 12 AM, EST
Information Main Page
03/11/2016, Friday, 12 AM, EST
The bird will always be over the area you are in...
dried milkfat product
Zen Electronic Newsletters & Journals
Aboriginal Studies Virtual Library
Global Networking: a Timeline
03/10/2016, Thursday, 12 AM, EST
"Natural mineral pigments (yellow ocher, red ocher, manganese, and iron oxide and charcoal) are used. The colors are ground and mixed with animal fat, blood, vegetable juices, or water."
"The WWW continues to evolve. The number of servers world-wide declines to 206,741,990 in Jan 2010 (Netcraft 2010)."
"The WWW continues to evolve. The number of servers world-wide grows to 255,287,546 in Dec 2010 (Netcraft 2010)."
A Tasteof NorthernTerritoryCulture
03/09/2016, Wednesday, 12 AM, EST
Ability: Thick Fat
Ability: Clear Body
Ability: Own Tempo
[12:22:50] Paul: if you look deeper you can see everyone is
[12:22:53] Paul: alwaysalone
The internet can become an addiction
It can control your life
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03/08/2016, Tuesday, 12 AM, EST
The first day I left my Internet comfort zone, I coincidentally participated in a research study involving the effects of galantamine and nicotine on attention. I don't smoke, so I was profoundly nauseous this morning.
I lay on a couch staring at a poster of David Hockney's Day Pool with Three Blues and deleted Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook from my phone and installed Bing, a Craigslist browser and Naked Browser.
Bing wasn't terrible (I found the images above), surfing Craiglist hard could get interesting, and Naked Browser doesn't seem that funtionally different from Chrome, but I tried it. The icon is an Earth drawn in Paint.
I'll be on a desktop tomorrow, so I plan to go much deeper: The Noun Project, clipart, stock photos, etc. Today, instead of spending all my time trying to browse my entire Twitter or Tumblr feed (in Tumbletail), I spent more time organizing my phone and studying Japanese characters in Obenkyo.
A disillusioned netizen sets out on a walk across Internet.
03/07/2016, Monday, 12 AM, EST
After spending most of the past 17 years online, I now rarely go anywhere other than eight sites: Google, Wikipedia, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinboard, Facebook, Youtube and Netflix.
Most of the art I make now is collaged Tumblr thumbnails and text collected on Twitter and Pinboard. It's a slow process without much impact, and I've lost touch with the wider Internet. I often wonder what I'm missing and would be making otherwise.
For the web residency, I'll block those sites in my browser for a month and blog here about where I go, what I see and who I meet. I'll start accounts where I've never been, make whatever art is possible and link extensively. I'll push myself to go as far and wide as possible and not obsess over any one place. At the end of the month, I'll compile everything as a finished work, a map of the Internet as I will then know it.
(I'll keep my Tumblrs somewhat active through auto-posts from my queue, and I'll check my email once a day to not miss any urgent messages.)