Network arts: Exposing cultural reality

David A. Shamma*, Sara Owsley Sood, Kristian J Hammond, Shannon Bradshaw, Jay Budzik

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this article, we explore a new role for the computer in art, as a reflector of popular culture. Moving away from the static audiovisual installations of other artistic endeavors and from the traditional role of the machine as a computational tool, we fuse art and the Internet to expose cultural connections people draw implicitly but rarely consider directly. We describe several art installations that use the World Wide Web as a reflection of cultural reality to highlight and explore the relations between ideas that compose the fabric of our every day lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: May 17 2004May 22 2004


OtherThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY


  • Culture
  • Information Retrieval
  • Media Arts
  • Network Arts
  • Software Agents
  • World Wide Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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