theNewAesthetic.js

Here’s a piece I recently finished on the subject of ‘the New Aesthetic’. It’s an executable-essay / open-source javascript artware-library for quick [re]production of ‘New Aesthetic’ compositions and related new-media art tropes.

I initially came at this from a pretty critical (dare I say dismissive) point of view, with what was sopposed to be a kinda snarky New Media One-Liner. While coding the library I read every possible post/tweet I came across on the subject, which began to complicate my perspective and the piece ultimately became a more considered One-Liner. I was of the mind that ‘the New Aesthetic’ conversation took what were very nuanced subjects and reduced them to new-media art tropes + insular curiosities. And while this is often the case, in my www.surfing/research I came across some really great posts that used ‘the New Aesthetic’ lens to reboot/twist some old convos in interesting ways + springboard other important issues/points. So while I still feel it’s all pretty problematic, it’s a conversation I’m glad is happening. Keep on post’n on.

visit the project page here.

check out the video + tutorial + essay + demo below:

+ the repository && source code is on my bitbucket here

thoughts/feedback/questions welcome : )

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