What is all of this?!?
I welcome you to my webspace! If you just happened to stumble upon this and/or aren't familiar with digital art, allow me to explain. What you will find here is documentation of my digital projects: descriptions, still images, and sometimes quicktime videos of the works in motion. Occasionally you may even find an entire interactive project online for you to play with!
What I do is usually termed "Digital Art," "Net Art," or "New Media Art." While all of my work is very technical in nature and uses practical technologies as a foundation (programming and digital video, for example), the intent of what I do is mainly artistic. An increasing amount of schools, festivals, and museums are popping up every year exploring this medium, and although it appears to be a brand new form of art, there is a strong canon, theory and history behind it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is completely wrong! ("Remediation: Understanding New Media" is a great book to get started with...........)
Like the sciences and art are becoming today, it is an amazingly interdisciplinary field, with architects, musicians, traditional artists, computer scientists, designers, filmmakers, and photographers (to name a few) all lending their own expertise and ideas from their specific interests and training.
You can click above to see my Artistic Statement to read about some of the themes and ideas I personally explore with my work.
The presentation of Digital Art is unique to other forms of art work in that the presentation medium (be it the World Wide Web, a CD-ROM, or running on a computer) is inherently unstable. Most of my works are meant to be installed in locations which many times are temporary and fleeting. This problem is the reason behind this and many other Digital Artists' websites - to preserve and present documentation of our works for the entire world to see.
If you want to learn more about the subject, feel free to drop me an e-mail at edtang at antiexperience.com. I also encourage you to browse through this site for my own works, and check out these websites and books:
Artists' Websites that I find cool and frequent:
Daniel Shiffman - http://www.shiffman.net/ - a collegue and sometimes collaborator
Christina McPhee - http://www.christinamcphee.net/
Toshio Iwai - http://www.iamas.ac.jp/~iwai/iwai_main.html - his works are what inspired me to get into the field
Net Art Resources:
Vigil of Planetary Net Art - http://vpar.net/
Rhizome.org - http://www.rhizome.org/
Net Art Review - http://www.netartreview.net/
Furtherfield - http://www.furtherfield.org/
Neutral - http://www.neural.it/
Interactive Telecommunications @ New York University - http://www.itp.nyu.edu/
Digital Arts and Experimental Media @ University of Washington - http://www.washington.edu/dxarts/
MIT Media Lab - http://www.media.mit.edu/
Books (links to their entries at amazon.com):
All Materials Copyright © 2004 Edward Tang. All materials on this site including interactive programs, images, videos, and text are the property of Edward Tang and is protected by copyright and are not to be reproduced without permission. All Rights Reserved.