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Artistic and Musical Applications of Internet Search Technologies: Prospects and a Case Study

Johnson, Colin G. (2013) Artistic and Musical Applications of Internet Search Technologies: Prospects and a Case Study. Digital Creativity, 24 (4). pp. 342-366. ISSN 1462-6268. E-ISSN 1744-3806. (doi:10.1080/14626268.2013.777351) (KAR id:69654)


This paper explores the idea of internet search as a technology to underpin artistic creation. Concepts of interactivity in art and music are explored, and then an overview of different types of internet-based art is presented. A number of different ways in which internet search have the potential to underpin artistic and musical activity are then discussed, with ideas such as the idea of a collective readymade and aesthetics of mass and unexpected connections are used to give this discussion a theoretical basis. Finally, a case study is given, in which the author discusses one of their own multimedia artworks that makes substantial use of internet search.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14626268.2013.777351
Uncontrolled keywords: web search, Internet art, interactivity, live performance, computer-mediated performance, readymade
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Colin Johnson
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 14:45 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
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