Media Art is art that displays behaviours of interactivity, connectivity and computability, in any combination.

Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham

The above definition, admittedly, could encompass works outside our class' focus on the web. What is of relevance, though, is how this line of thinking invites us to consider the web technologies we will be learning as tools for personal expression. Over the course of the term we will be discussing some of my favorite artists:

Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Aaron Koblin, Olivier Laric,
Brown alumnus Michael Mandiberg, Studio Moniker, Ryder Ripps, Rafaƫl Rozendaal, Stewart Smith, Hito Steyerl, RISD's very own Clement Valla, and Artie Vierkant.

You may enjoy reading Artie Vierkant's essay The Image Object Post Internet, Charlotte Cotton's article Nine Years, A Million Conceptual Miles as well as Hito Steyerl's In Defense of the Poor Image.