How Art Can Transform The Internet

“The aesthetics of internet art… won’t conform to any that we’ve known before.”

The internet has created a vast new canvas for artists seeking to explore the intersection of physical and digital spaces. In this video essay, Evan Puschak (also known as The Nerdwriter) argues that the best of these artists could help us preserve our humanity as we become increasingly reliant on algorithms to make decisions, and develop aesthetic principles that guide our transition to a more digital world.

In “How Art Transforms the Internet,” Nerdwriter host Evan Puschak takes a rather academic look at how art impacts the Internet, and perhaps more importantly how the Internet impacts art. The video shares the work of Internet artist Darius Kazemi and how its unique qualities make use of the Internet in ways not possible in other media.



Leon Neyfakh, “The Botmaker Who Sees Through The Internet” (via The Boston Globe) 2014
Darius Kazemi’s GitHub Page:…
Leonardo Flores’s “I Love E-Poetry” Blog is a great resource:
Leonardo Flores, “‘Kenosha Kid (@YouNeverDidThe)’ by Darius Kazemi” (via 2014
Kyle Chayka “The Greatest Digital Artists of the 21st Century” (via COMPLEX) 2015…
James Bridle: A new aesthetic for the digital age (via TED & YouTube) 2012…
Superscript 2015 Keynote: James Bridle (via Superscript & YouTube) 2015…
James Bridle: Living in the Electromagnetic Spectrum (via re:publica & YouTube) 2015…
Darius Kazemi’s Last Word:
Darius Kazemi’s full list of work:
Greg Petchvosky’s Sandstone Lego:
Turning The Internet Into An Art Gallery | Rafaël Rozendaal
James George’s Clouds
Casey Raes
Interview w/ street artist Pixel:
Kari Altman:


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