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LINKS:

http://www.backspace.org/iod - I/O/D Group - "Web Stalker", an artistic web browser, which blows open the structure of the web.

http://thebot.plagiarist.org - Amy Alexander. "theBot". An unusual web browser.

http://www.numeral.com - John F. Simon. "Every icon".

http://www.auto-illustrator.com - Adrian Ward - Parodical, but nevertheless fully functional vector graphics application with rather unordinary algorithms.

http://www.c3.hu/collection/form - Alexei Shulgin's work Form Art, created by means of programming and playing with elements of software interface.

http://www.transmediale.de/01/en/software.htm#oben - last year's Transmediale award winners in the "artistic software" category.

http://www.potatoland.org/shredder - creator of the project Mark Napier explains the principles of work of an insane web browser. By mixing up machine and human content representation, Shredder creates parallel image of a document.

http://sod.jodi.org - JODI. Game deconstruction.


Context:
Culture of gag programs exists among the programmers for quite a while. Can they be considered as art pieces or not is not an easy question. Some of them, especially early works (DOS based), are good examples of software art, even if they were not regarded as such by their authors.

Texts - for discussion:

http://www.axia.demon.co.uk/mutation.html Matthew Fuller, A Means of Mutation, notes on I/O/D 4: The Web Stalker

http://www.rhizome.org/object.rhiz?2848 Florian Cramer and Ulrike Gabriel, On Software Art

http://www.danet.ru:8101/site/english_version/texts/ART'N'SOFT.htm Interview-article Shulgin-Donskoy-Fuller-Gorucheva