netomat takes visitors for a ride into the Internet's subconscious. Unlike traditional
web interfaces such as web browsers, which rely on the model of the web page and retrieve
preconfigured content, netomat engages an Internet that is alive and unpredictable.
In response to words and phrases typed in by the viewer, netomat dialogues with the
Internet to retrieve text, images, and audio, and to flow them simultaneously onto the screen
without regard to the display design of the data source. Using a new, audio-visual language
designed specifically to explore the unexplored Internet, netomat reveals how the
ever-expanding network interprets and reinterprets cultural concepts and themes.
Maciej Wisniewski is an artist and programmer whose work focuses on the underlying social implications of technology and the Internet. netomat and his earlier projects--metaView (1998), Turnstile Part I and II (1998), ScanLink (1998), Jackpot (1996), and Tele-Touch (1996)--have been featured in on-line and off-line exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery, New York; ZKM (Zentrun für Kunst und Medientechnologie), Karlsruhe, Germany; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York; Johannesburg Biennale; and benjamin Weil's "äda'web." Wisniewski received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College, New York City, and studied towards a Ph.D. at the Institute of General Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, University of Stockholm.
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