'You owe it to yourself to check this out. Their Flash rolling slideshow interface is cool and the submitted images are both fun and real. And maybe, just maybe, you;ll be inspired to participate. It's anonymous. I just uploaded a couple of images. You can, too.'
'Skin/strip è il risultato di un esplicito invito, che circolato fra gli addetti in principio e in rete più tardi, invitava la comunità digitale ad esprimere la nuda identità del proprio corpo. L'enfasi della carne non è nuova agli spazi incorporei della rete, e questa galleria amatoriale di particolari e visioni d'insieme di pelle e organici orpelli, più o meno velati, assembla una rappresentazione sociale e culturale dei corpi stessi.'
'The first is a project set up by the net.art collective furtherfield.org called "day in day out" principally to document the diaries of people taking part in anti-war and human rights violations protests all over the world. Notably this includes events such as Iraq and the impending war, president Mugabi being invited to France by President Jacques Chirac etc.'
'In line with net anonymity, modesty, intrigue and perhaps encouragement, faces must be kept concealed. So from the 28th February, if you are waiting on a download, whip off your ‘geek garb’ and give (a little) something back!'
'Currently, you can peruse such online works as "Definition," by Mac Dunlop, a series of poetic examination of one's inner and outer identities and cultures, and "Flash Explorations," by Jess Loseby which, via text, sound, and photographs, centers around a "cyber-domestic aesthetic." Stay tuned to furtherfield.org to discover fresh net art.'
'Jess' work was brought back to me as part of a feature at furtherfield.org (http://www.furtherfield.org/home.html), a rather subversive art site (check out all the ertoic material there, especially The Feeler Twins' take on the "nature" of the erotic, wink wink) that seems a strange place for her brand of cyber-domesticity to take root.'
'features a wide array of intriguing works including Definition by Mac Dunlop, a series of poetic examination of one's inner and outer identities and cultures; and Flash Explorations by Jess Loseby, which creates a "cyber-domestic aesthetic" via text, sound, and photographs.'
'Furtherfield is run and designed by artists; developing and showcasing stunning and unusual creative projects and providing links to some of the hottest creative websites on the Net." I spent some quite entertaining time checking their offering ! Damned great cultural effort on the web - I like that!'
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