I’ve seen blogs that are used to deliver blog fiction, and I’ve seen blogs that discuss art, but I haven’t seen blogs that display art. I think this would have to be the first exhibition of blog art, the first exhibition on a blog (?) and the first exhibition of blog art on a blog: Blog Art by Abe W. Linkoln and Marisa S. Olsen (who is now the Editor and Curator-at-Large for Rhizome, and has her own blog). You can offer suggestions of other blog sites through a comment on the post citing the blog.

I’ve got a listing of blog fiction here too.

5 Responses to “Blog about the Blog on Blog Art”

  1. 1 #social_victim_meat#
  2. 2 Jeremy Douglass

    This looks like an interesting and useful service with some good entries! I’m definitely adding it to my watch-list.

    Obviously, any post with claims about “first” anything is going to call for some serious definition of terms - especially with as recent and slippery a term as “blog.”

    I’m inclined to agree with mez’s “bah” (”blog art historicizing”? “blogart already hypertextificated”?) - and even consider forwarding as candidates even earlier pieces in the blog timeline, such as the original NCSA “What’s New” list (1993) or perhaps Slashdot (1997) - the tech news blog constantly covered net art, including blog art, although it has kept art as a topic rather than a formal category. So much depends on what counts as art, and whether only exclusive listings count - I need to think a lot more about this, and perhaps do a followup post.

  3. 3 Jeremy Douglass

    Still in the spirit of clarifying terms:

    I’m not sure about the terms “exhibition” and “curate” to describe a project of ongoing inclusive aggregation - it seems to imply a limited space with a rotating set of features which are hosted, presented, and cared for (hence curated), like a museum floor or a gallery, when in fact blogrolls are collections more like a periodical and its archive - the primary responsibility is initial selection, not presentation and rotation.

    If the word “archivist” seems to under-emphasize the work involved in filtering a high volume of potential submissions, perhaps “editor”…?

  4. 4 gus
  5. 5 Christy Dena

    Great site Gus. I’ve added it to our IE Software list too. I love the transmission interruption effect!

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