How To / Why Make Internet Art – Web literacy 101

While ‘how to’ tutorials abound on YouTube, the platform has definitely ushered in a new wave of video essays and criticism. How To / Why Make Internet Art is an initiative by Chicago-based artist, educator, and organizer Nick Briz that combines a “college-ish” course for novice creators on the web with a thorough history and framing of the medium and its underlying technologies. Launched about two weeks ago, four fifteen minute videos that weave together the history of computing, the protocols associated with the web, and a litany of choice references to the artists and thinkers that have shaped the resulting milieu have been released thus far – and more are on due soon. With the series, Briz is raising a flag for anyone and everyone who is interested in being less passive about their engagement of the internet:

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