Turbulence Spotlight: “MrsCoryArcangel.com” by Scarlet Electric

Turbulence Spotlight: “MrsCoryArcangel.com” by Scarlet Electric

Part fansite, part cultural critique, part exercise in stalking, “MrsCoryArcangel.com” is a website devoted to Cory Arcangel. Featuring animated gifs, collage, and textured backgrounds, “MrsCoryArcangel.com” embraces an aesthetic deemed by Arcangel as “dirt style.” Dirt style, as Arcangel defines it, is the “true spirit of the web.” The site includes interpretations of Arcangel’s projects-instead of endless SuperMario clouds, Princess Toadstool endlessly waiting for Mario. Instead of Number of the Beast compressed 666, the song 500 Miles by the Proclaimers compressed 500 times.


“Scarlet Electric” is the work of Rachelle Beaudoin and Jeanne Jo. Recent graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Digital+Media department, their collaborative work responds to the Internet and Internet Culture. They create physical manifestations of online spaces — wearable, technology-based art objects. Their work has been shown in New York City at Conflux: The art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space; in Dallas, Texas, at Social Fabrics: An Exhibition of Wearable, Mobile, and Socially Engaged Art, sponsored by CAA and the Leonardo Education Forum; at the University of Lapland in Finland; and at the RISD New England Alumni Biennial 2009.

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