NewHive and CURRENTS New Media Festival present Net Wilderness
We use the word “wilderness” to describe a place that lacks human presence – a realm that has yet to be explored. Typically we’re referring to natural spaces, but we also use this term to describe cities, internal landscapes, or any place that arouses the same confusion and insecurity as an uncharted forest.
We could also describe the internet, which has become a landscape in its own right, as a wilderness. Much of the internet has been explored and cultivated. Yet there remains infinite unexplored space. Think of each freshly-opened tab as a new frontier. Imagine a horizon that consists of tabs, icons, and apps. What would an outdoor internet look like?
We have invited artists to submit their interpretation of an outdoor internet using NewHive’s multimedia publishing platform. Artists were encouraged to design pages with original text, animations, audio, and videos, or make use of NewHive’s code editor to build a page from scratch.