Most Internet art projects use the Net solely as a telematic and telecommunicative transmission medium that connects computers and servers and through which artists, performers and users exchange data, communicate and collaboratively create files and events. At the same time, however, some artists are exploring the electronic networks as specific socio-technical structures with their respective forms of social and machinic agency, in which people and machines interact in ways unique to this environment. The author discusses recent projects that use the Net as a performative space of social and aesthetic resonance in which notions of subjectivity, action and production are being articulated and reassessed. This text discusses the notion of “resonance” in order to think through these approaches to network-based art practices.

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