hyperplex will be a first-of-its-kind free online gallery space for emergent visual art, from animated GIFs to HTML installations.
over the past decade the Internet has witnessed the birth of a plethora of new and previously impossible art forms. these range from the simple encapsulated motion of the animated GIF to more complex approaches such as HTML-based website installations or new participartory creative paradigms, the appearance of which has provided a crucial alternative narrative to a mainstream contemporary art world increasingly plagued by facile conceptualism and creative stagnation.
hyperplex will consolidate this movement by providing a fully non-commercial, central and free online gallery space for these new art media. while other sites like dump.fm and rhizome have provided valuable spaces for the creation and discussion of net art, what we are building differs significantly from them, or indeed anything that currently exists, and will therefore supplement rather than replace existing services. up until now, GIFs and HTML installations have been scattered across the internet, found on disparate tumblrs and personal sites, but there's no easy or efficient way to browse, view, curate and comment on work. hyperplex will solve these problems.
please see our latest update for a detailed overview of the site.
from a technical point of view hyperplex is very close to completion. we’re attempting to collect $1000 in early funding through our kickstarter page; this will be used to pay Amazon EC2 hosting and bandwidth costs, which due to the number of artworks we store and process and the complexity of our social graph crawler, are significant. any help you can provide in this area would therefore be greatly appreciated. hyperplex is an entirely non-commercial project and will remain it for the foreseeable future. please contribute to this project - we sincerely believe that it can change an already extremely promising art movement and community for the better.
alex carlill (batemanesque) & peter le bek (vokoda)
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your name/pseudonym will be listed on a "launch contributors" section of the about page. it can optionally be hyperlinked to the personal site of your choice.
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all of the above, and you'll receive lifetime access to the test version of the site, where new features are added before being folded into the public branch. we can't guarantee that new features will always be completely stable, but they'll definitely be interesting.
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all of the above, and you'll receive one of maximum 50 limited edition hyperplex commemorative t-shirts. the garment will be designed by lead programmer & renowned net artist vokoda and will be professionally screen-printed in full colour on a high-quality American Apparel base. if you like, we'll customize the design with your name, pseudonym, URL or brand. no additional t-shirts with this design will ever be produced after the initial run of 50 - show off your support for emergent visual art to the world.
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all of the above, and renowned/notorious net artist and hyperplex lead programmer vokoda will produce a GIF on the subject of your choice. your information will be embedded in its metadata and it will be sent to you by priority email.
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