The website uses animation, video, audio and printed text and was designed for the fastest internet connection of the time - 56K. At launch, a limited edition of boxes containing physical components of the story we offered free. The boxes were perfumed and contained a crystal ‘magic-tree’ kit, several mint/chocolate twigs, a bag of soil and some cherry pips.
In its story, as well as its form, magic-tree addresses questions about how we interact with web fiction.
The site only works with Internet Explorer and requires Quicktime. It takes a few hours to complete the four chapters.
The "net-art.org" website is an online-only exhibition of the early (and continuous) history of Internet art. This site provides links to original content to net-art projects and related websites made since the rise of Internet art in de '90 into the mainstream art world.
The Rhizome ArtBase was founded in 1999 to preserve works of net art that were deemed to be "of potential historical significance." Encompassing a vast range of projects from artists all over the world, the ArtBase provides a home for works that employ materials such as software, code, websites, moving images, games, and browsers.
The Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA) opened in 1995 and brings together artists and researchers based at the Slade each interrogating the material of the digital from a range of perspectives.
Media artworks (artworks that rely on a technological component to function) have introduced new installation and conservation challenges for museums. Showcasing a selection of Canadian media artworks from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), this educational resource defines media art and its history, explores installation challenges, and introduces conservation strategies used by museums.
Artport is the Whitney Museum's portal to Internet art and an online gallery space for commissions of net art and new media art. Originally launched in 2001, Artport provides access to original art works commissioned specifically for Artport by the Whitney, documentation of net art and new media art exhibitions at the Whitney, and new media art in the Museum's collection.
Charles Street Video (CSV) is a non-profit production organization established in 1981 to help support media artists. We provide affordable access to equipment and post-production editing facilities for creating videos, films, installations and other media art forms. We offer regular workshops, training sessions and residencies.
Luminato is Toronto’s international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. Luminato works closely with Canadian artists to support the development and creation of distinctive new work as well as presenting today’s most exciting artists from around the world.
Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event, the magic of Nuit Blanche Toronto returns in 2020 under a new two-year curatorial theme, The Space Between Us, from Artistic Director Julie Nagam. The theme will focus on the connections across urban, polar and pacific landscapes revealing the space between us as a potential site for sharing knowledges.
For over 45 years, Trinity Square has been a champion of media arts practices. Our activities are guided by a goal to increase our members’ and audiences’ understanding and imagination of what media arts practices can be. Trinity Square strives to create supportive environments, encouraging artistic and curatorial experimentation that challenge medium specificity through education, production and presentation supports.
The Foundation aims to further human knowledge by supporting artistic, scientific and technological research. Exploring and revealing the interdependency between ourselves and our omnipresent technological environment is at the core of the Foundation’s endeavor.
The Foundation seeks to bring art and science closer together within a technological context on two levels: first, by nurturing a critical awareness of technology’s impact on ourselves and on our natural and cultural environments and second, by promoting scientific research and the exploration of aesthetics reflecting the environments that we shape. The Foundation also seeks to promote the emergence of knowledge integrating local practices that contribute to the growth and well-being of people in their communities and natural environments.
It is a house of all media and genres, a house of both spatial arts such as painting, photography and sculpture and time-based arts such as film, video, media art, music, dance, theater and performance. The ZKM was founded in 1989 with the mission of continuing the classical arts into the digital age. This is why it is sometimes called the »electronic or digital Bauhaus« – an expression that is traced back to the founding director Heinrich Klotz.
The festival is proudly participatory and community-oriented. Hosted by InterAccess and co-curated by Katie Micak and Martin Zeilinger, Vector Festival takes place at arts venues and in public spaces across the City of Toronto.