Keyword: GUI

Resources

Form Art / Alexei Shulgin

“Russian artist Alexei Shulgin’s Form Art (1997), which used HTML buttons and boxes as the raw material for monochromatic compositions, is at first glance a purely formal study of certain aspects of HTML. But it was also absurd: Form Art transformed the most bureaucratic, functional, and unloved aspects of the web into aesthetic, ludic elements.”

“By rendering these standard forms useless, Shulgin draws attention to the materiality and function of the web. “Bringing them in focus was a declaration of the fact that a computer interface is not a ‘transparent’ invisible layer to be taken for granted,” Shulgin notes, “but something that defines the way we are forced to work and even think.””

Rhizome Net Art Anthology
Link to work

Storytelling by Interfaces

An ongoing list of movies, series, sketches and other media that use digital interfaces as narrative framings.

Modern Family, Season 6, Episode 16 “Connection Lost”
Full episode taking place in the laptop screen of Claire Dunphy.

Reptition and Difference / Minkyoung Kim

“A screen record piece based on a repeating action of opening and closing two jpeg files that each show the word ‘Repetition’ and ‘Difference’ one at a time. The new recording is then played back with the old recording, and this process is repeated. As these turns of repetition grow, the result is an erasure of the initial action and the dominance of changes.”

https://vimeo.com/132759733

Unfold

“Unfold is an online publishing and archiving platform based upon the structure of the digital folder.”

http://unfold.thevolumeproject.com

Contra-Internet / Zach Blas

“Contra-Internet engages the emerging militancies and subversions of “the Internet,” such as the global proliferation of autonomous mesh networks, encryption tactics, and darknets. Contra-Internet aims to function as a conceptual, practical, and experimental framework for refusing the neoliberal logic of “the Internet” while building alternatives to its infrastructure.”

http://dismagazine.com/discussion/73352/zach-blas-contra-internet/