Tuesday, September 22, 2009



The website, wwwwwwwww.jodi.org, was made in 1995 by a group called JODI. "Dirk Paesmans and Joan Heemskerk work together in the Net under the common name of JODI. They come from the world of photography, video and performance and transform the processes that normally occur in the background onto the surface of their Web pages at jodi.org: crashes, log-in files, software liability conditions, refusal of guarantee services. Jodi has exhibited and lectured internationally."

This website created by JODI is relevant to net.art history because it uses HTML code and turns it into art. How clever it was to use the HTML that the viewer would see when viewing the page source as art itself. It is fun trying to find different areas on the webpage to click on and then the surprise of finding out where the link is going to take you. I was surprised when researching this website that it was fairly well known and was even on YouTube as the Weirdest Website Ever. Also, when viewing the other pages on this site, the viewer gets to see web art that resembles what people would see when using a computer prior to Microsoft's Windows. The computer has definitely changed since then. It is kind of like looking the computer's cave paintings.

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