The Art of Software

Maeda Studio

The Pioneering work of John Maeda.


The original web software art playground by Daniel Brown.


Minimal, organic software art from Lia and Dextro. The software art equivalent of the clicks and wurrs of the music of Basic Channel.


The seminal Soda Constructer. Java applet enabling users to construct mobile lifeforms and/or dynamic animations within a virtual environment with simulated physics.

Bits and Pieces

Daniel Brown's 2000 follow up to Noodlebox.

The Secret Lives of Numbers

This Java Applet created by Golan Levin plots the popularity on the net of the numbers between zero and one million, revealing a miriad of insights into the culture and collective psyche of the society that uses them.


"Processing is a programming language and environment built for the electronic arts and visual design communities. It was created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as an electronic sketchbook."


Soda constructor junior. Java applet that brings your doodles to life as you draw.


Daniel Brown's current online folio of shockwave applets.


Further experiments in orgainic reactive-audio-visuals from Lia.


The software art of Casey Reas and collaborators.


Shockwave games by Ben Pitt, with gameplay to rival modern console games.


Online folio of James Patterson. James's animations sit somewhere between Egon Schiele, Robert Crumb and the work of French cartoonist Moebius.


The disturbing but hilarious world of Hans Hoogerbrugge.


The software art of the prolific Jared Tarbell.


The software art of Andreas Müller.

The Manual Input Sessions

An audiovisual performance by Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman combining analogue overhead projection with overlayed digital projection and software that interprets the projected imagery into sound and images.

The Art of Hardware


Kate Pemberton's site documenting her ongoing art practice.

Digital Film and Photography

Stop Motion Studies

David Crawford's stop motion image sequences of underground train passengers around the world.

Zabriskie Point

Nick kilroy's online photo diary.

Pleix Films

Some of the most gorgeous music videos around.

Visualizing Sound and Sonifying Visuals

The Pre-Electronic Era

Some examples of Sound Visualization and Analysis from the pre-electronic era.


HearData: sound player for data - translating data into sound.

The Manual Input Sessions

An audiovisual performance by Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman combining analogue overhead projection with overlayed digital projection and software that interprets the projected imagery into sound and images.



An international journal of theory, technology, and culture, publishing articles, interviews and book reviews online since 1993, includes articles by Jean Baudrillard, Friedrich Kittler and Paul Virilio.


Site founded by John Brockman where many of the worlds leading thinkers in a wide variety of fields publish articles, think aloud and comment on each others ideas.


Online version of Mute - the culture and politics biannual. Particularly concerned with digital culture and the politics of the networked society.

Abstract Culture

Cultural theory cyberzine from the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit.


Theoretical papers including "The Death Of The Author" by Roland Bathes and "The Aesthetics of Silence" by Susan Sontag.

Claude Shannon

Shannon's seminal 1948 paper that gave birth to Information Theory. Published Online in pdf format.

An online platform for the global new media art community, supporting the creation, presentation and discussion of contemporary art that uses new technologies.


The Centre for Digital Discourse site includes links to information on and papers by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Kevin Kelly, Bruno Latour, Bill Joy, Douglas Rushkoff and many others.


Article about Interactive Audio on the Web by J Andrews - 22.09.03



"Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency is an offshoot of Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a journal created by nervous people in relative obscurity, and published four times a year".

Something Might Plummet. Something Might Soar

Short story by Dave Eggers.



Network of refugees from the interactive art B.A. in Newport, Wales.


A place for sharing art, media, sound, noise, basically any files small enough to fit on a conventional floppy disc.

Creative Commons

Copyright nolonger needs to be an all or nothing deal. With the help of the creative commons site create a license for your work that specifically outlines how it can and cannot be used.


Delicious is a social bookmarks manager. It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only between your own browsers and machines, but also with others.


Audioscrobbler builds a profile of your musical taste using a plugin for your media player (Winamp, iTunes, XMMS etc..). Plugins send the name of every song you play to the Audioscrobbler server, which updates your musical profile with the new song. Every person with a plugin has their own page on this site which shows their listening statistics. The system automatically matches you to people with a similar music taste, and generates personalised recommendations

Down Hill Battle

Working to make a fairer future for the Music Industry.

Music Freedom

A usefull list of links to sites and articles concerned with the current intellectual property debate.

File Sharing

Article on the effect of fileshare on record sales.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Defending Freedom In The Digital World.


Paul Bourke

Paul's site contains a wide variety of well written technical tutorials and papers.

Craig Reynolds

Steering Behaviors For Autonomous Characters. Techniques for simulating life-like behaviours for autonomous characters presented in a series of java applets inluding one demonstrating the famous boids.

Erik Neumann

Series of java applet based physics simulations.

Incredibly helpfull, almost bottomless pit of graphics related code solutions, endless links and massive bibliography.