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      The Captive Portal as Artistic Opportunity and Ascetic Project

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      Politics of the Machines - Art and After (EVA Copenhagen)

      Digital arts and culture

      15 - 17 May 2018

      Contemporary Art, Installation, Networks, Asceticism

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          This paper looks at how the captive portal can be used as an artistic medium, in particular how it can provide opportunities to expose the hidden formal characteristics of networked interaction through a particular, limited, engagement with wireless technology. It will introduce the captive portal as a geographically limited wireless local area network (WLAN) that forces those connected to a single location. The paper will examine how their value as artworks lies in their limitations and draw comparisons to the installation in contemporary art and historical precedents from medieval asceticism. To qualify these observations the author will conclude by discussing a practice based example of using wireless local area networks as an open, democratic and site-specific artwork.

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              May 2018
              May 2018
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              [1 ] Goldsmiths, University of London

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              10.14236/ewic/EVAC18.46
              © Evans. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018, Denmark

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              Politics of the Machines - Art and After
              EVA Copenhagen
              7
              Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
              15 - 17 May 2018
              Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
              Digital arts and culture

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