MACIEJ WISNIEWSKI

NETOMAT™
www.netomat.net

 



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.


BIO
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.

Introduction- Exhibition - Opening& Internet Conference - Essays - Press- Contact - Russian Version
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