Nasty Nets (2006)

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Nasty Nets was a "Surf Club" founded in August of 2006. "Surf Club" is a term that has been used to describe collaborative artist-run blogs. Understanding the significance of Surf Clubs such as Nasty Nets requires an appreciation for the context that they emerged from. 2006 was the same year that Facebook become accessible to the general public. Massive social platforms were to some extent in their infancy, so this was a time when communities on the web were still organic structures created by the participants.

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Surf Clubs specifically served as an outlet for the cultural artifacts that their members excavated from the depths of the web. Nasty Nets was a place for decontextualized animated gifs, midi files, .swfs and other detritus of the web.

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  • Year Created: 2006
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  • Work Credits:
    • Kari Altmann, Contributor
    • Peter Baldes, Contributor
    • Michael Bell-Smith, Contributor
    • Kevin Bewersdorf, Contributor
    • Brian Blomerth, Contributor
    • John Michael Boling, Contributor
    • Charles Broskoski, Contributor
    • Laura Brothers, Contributor
    • Petra Cortright, Contributor
    • C. (chris) Coy, Contributor
    • Paul B. Davis, Contributor
    • Aleksandra Domanovic, Contributor
    • Harm van den Dorpel, Contributor
    • Constant Dullaart, Contributor
    • Dragan Espenschied, Contributor
    • Michael Guidetti, Contributor
    • Britta Gustafson, Contributor
    • Travis Hallenbeck, Contributor
    • Ethan Hayes-Chute, Contributor
    • Joel Holmberg, Contributor
    • Chance Jackson, Contributor
    • Giuseppe (Pepe) Knopf, Contributor
    • Jan Robert Leegte, Contributor
    • Lektrogirl, Contributor
    • Olia Lialina, Contributor
    • Guthrie Lonergan, Contributor
    • Tom Moody, Contributor
    • Javier Morales, Contributor
    • Brenna Murphy, Contributor
    • Marisa Olson, Contributor
    • Summer Shiffman, Contributor
    • Camille Paloque-Berges, Contributor
    • Pascual Sisto, Contributor
    • Paul Slocum, Contributor
    • Charles Westerman, Contributor
    • James Whipple, Contributor
    • Robert Wodzinski, Contributor
    • Jordan Wolfson, Contributor
    • Damon Zucconi, Contributor
  • Collective: Nasty Nets
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