Blogs, blog art and the network

Anne Helmond

                                  Mostly It Happens At Night: Event 2. Janu...
Part I: From homepages to blogs
Documentation of the self: Personal homepages

My personal homepage in 1996
Documentation of the self: Personal homepages

My personal homepage in 2001-2002
Features of the personal homepage

• Fairly static and closed self-referential environment


• Content stored in one place...
The introduction of blog software
Reverse-chronological order: latest on top
Automatic indexing by search engines
Default settings show the hidden network
Constructing identity online: The blog

• [...] blogs as sites for identity construction and self-invention and
  have und...
First draft of a blueprint of Web 2.0 data flows from one single user
First draft of a blueprint of Web 2.0 data flows from one single user
Features of the blog

• The blog is a database


• The blog is not a closed environment


• Based on the unit of the post
...
Default settings show the hidden network
The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits — to You

                      © Wired/Infographic: Build
Part II: Blog art
Different types of blog art

• Blog as portfolio


• Blog as collection of the distributed self


• Blogging (network) exp...
Blog as portfolio
Blog as collection of the distributed self
Blogging (network) experiments

• Technique (JODI - http://blogroll.jodi.org/)


• Form (Seth Keen - Videodefunct)


• Net...
Technique: Jodi - Blogroll
Form: Videodefunct - Pedestrian
(In)visible network: Jonathan Harris - We Feel Fine
Networked blog art
The blogger is no longer alone in the dark




   E-mail: anne.helmond@gmail.com
      Blog: www.annehelmond.nl
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Blogs, blog art and the network

  1. 1. Blogs, blog art and the network Anne Helmond Mostly It Happens At Night: Event 2. January 11, 2009. Amsterdam.
  2. 2. Part I: From homepages to blogs
  3. 3. Documentation of the self: Personal homepages My personal homepage in 1996
  4. 4. Documentation of the self: Personal homepages My personal homepage in 2001-2002
  5. 5. Features of the personal homepage • Fairly static and closed self-referential environment • Content stored in one place • Based on the unit of the page • Required HTML knowledge
  6. 6. The introduction of blog software
  7. 7. Reverse-chronological order: latest on top
  8. 8. Automatic indexing by search engines
  9. 9. Default settings show the hidden network
  10. 10. Constructing identity online: The blog • [...] blogs as sites for identity construction and self-invention and have underlined the unruly multiplicity of the social identity online (Paasonen 2002: 22).
  11. 11. First draft of a blueprint of Web 2.0 data flows from one single user
  12. 12. First draft of a blueprint of Web 2.0 data flows from one single user
  13. 13. Features of the blog • The blog is a database • The blog is not a closed environment • Based on the unit of the post • Focus on freshness and links • Reverse-chronological order • Does not require HTML knowledge (unless...)
  14. 14. Default settings show the hidden network
  15. 15. The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits — to You © Wired/Infographic: Build
  16. 16. Part II: Blog art
  17. 17. Different types of blog art • Blog as portfolio • Blog as collection of the distributed self • Blogging (network) experiments
  18. 18. Blog as portfolio
  19. 19. Blog as collection of the distributed self
  20. 20. Blogging (network) experiments • Technique (JODI - http://blogroll.jodi.org/) • Form (Seth Keen - Videodefunct) • Network (Jonathan Harris - We Feel Fine)
  21. 21. Technique: Jodi - Blogroll
  22. 22. Form: Videodefunct - Pedestrian
  23. 23. (In)visible network: Jonathan Harris - We Feel Fine
  24. 24. Networked blog art
  25. 25. The blogger is no longer alone in the dark E-mail: anne.helmond@gmail.com Blog: www.annehelmond.nl
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