Ryan Seslow’s Net-Art Course Spotlight on the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiatives Website.
November 15th 2017
Spotlight Showcases the ongoing work of CUNY DHI members.
There is a great amount of diverse energetic happenings there so have a visit for yourself.
Over the last 8-10 months I have become an active contributor on the CUNY Academic Commons. (I have also proudly joined the commons’ sub-committee) I think it is a wonderful platform! I see the commons itself is an amazing space for activating creativity and collaboration between CUNY campuses, students, faculty and community members. After some research, ah, yes, I was a “commons voyeur” for a few years to learn and watch what was happening and how I could best contribute something new and of value.
I decided to create the NET-ART course on and specifically for the Commons.
The course content began as a disruption (and still does) to the sidebar of the commons’ home page. Every other day I post a new animated GIF or a screen recorded series of Internet Art works that are co-dependent on a web browser to display and archive the works. The animations serve as a colorful contrast to the regularly published content. NET-ART on the commons is indeed an expressive and experimental digital art course, digital art gallery, exhibition space and a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration. An official or formal announcement about the NET-ART course launch has not yet been shared, but perhaps this Spotlight will serve as its introduction!
The Net-Art website on the commons will soon be launching its first series of open calls in three categories: Animated GIFs, Net-Art & Digital Art / Static / Memes!