[artinfo] artfcity: Turbulence.org Going Offline

nettime's_wandering_archivist nettime at kein.org
Wed May 18 11:32:34 CEST 2016

Net Art Archive Turbulence.org Going Offline, Raising Preservation Concerns

by REA MCNAMARA on MAY 10, 2016

An important internet art archive will soon shutter. Turbulence.org, an
online project that has commissioned new net art and networked hybrid
artworks since the mid-1990s, announced over the weekend it would be
going offline on December 31, 2016.

According to the announcement  the organization can no longer sustain 
the operating costs needed to maintain its online archive.

For over twenty years, the satellite project by the non-profit New Radio
and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) was one of the few artist-led
initiatives to commission new works by emerging and established artists.
This was vital, especially given that much of this work operated for so
long outside institutional confines.


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