ViralNet is a productive nexus: critique, archive, art space and journal. It intends to raise questions and provoke assumptions about culture, media, politics and the arts.
Working with international social critics, media theorists, writers, curators and artists, it is an online space that will grow and mutate as it delivers material for these post-digital, post-democratic times. As human experience becomes more mediated, we will highlight alternative pathways into future thought and art making.
Through interviews, profiles, essays and online projects, Viral.Net will articulate new concepts and working strategies of contemporary intermedia based artists, thinkers or writers.
Viral.Net will commission work that probes the nature of media and questions our assumptions towards creativity, science, performance and play. It will insist on observing and causing art practices that spill beyond the protected borders of privileged interests.
ViralNet is a product of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts.