My project “BumpList: An Email Community For the Determined” (in collaboration with Mike Bennett) is in the show “My Own Private Reality: Growing Up Online in the 90s and 00s” at the “Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art” in Oldenburg, Germany.

The show, curated by Sabine Himmelsbach and Sarah Cook, is “a playful look at the hype surrounding what is called Web 2.0 – the proliferation of publicly accessible websites which allow communities of users to create and share content (writing, photos, videos, music, etc.) – something that previously was only done by professionals, self-taught enthusiasts, or organisations with staff members with technical and software know-how. With blogs, wikis, and centralised file-sharing sites, first-time users can now be as productive as the well-paid experts. How artists play in the online spaces between those populated by unpopular amateurs and well-known professionals is at the heart of this exhibition.” Pretty cool idea and hopefully some of my future projects will be included in the 2.0 version of this show as well! Check out all the work – some really nice work by Cory Arcangel, Nick Crowe, Exonemo, Ute Hörner / Mathias Antlfinger, Humanbeans, Miranda July / Harrell Fletcher, Olia Lialina / Dragan Espenschied, Les Liens Invisibles, Jillian Mcdonald, Marisa Olson, Tanja Ostojic, Annina Rüst, Thomson & Craighead, / Paolo Cirio / Alessandro Ludovico, and Angie Waller’s pretty funny “My Frienemies

Anyways, check it out.


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