Hi 45 subscribers
(asco-o at http://www.d2b.org/asco-o)

Thanks to all of you who contributed to http://www.net-art.org  and took
part in 'net-art00' during 2000 ...

as a result of which we can have an interesting perspective on how
visitors reacted and experienced a wide range of web specific art projects
as listed at ...

http://www.net-art.org

even if these results don't match your own preferences we hope you enjoy
checking out how others reacted to the nominated projects.

Please note this year the voting record of top listed sites in the results
list have been carefully checked for any clusters of voting that would
represent attempt to manipulate general voting pattern. We are very happy
to announce that no anomalies were found. Partly because of this
personally I think this year's list gets very close to the objective of
net-art.org to give an open and egalitarian platform to a range of
projects with very varying approaches and from practitioners new and
established, as well as recording some feedback as to how these projects
were received by their visitors.

One problem with 'net-art00' has been that due to a late mailing that we
did to previous contributors and visitors, there were a lot of late
nominations of sites and obviously these sites did not get a chance to be
visited and therefore receive votes compared to earlier entries. As a
result we propose to enter the entries received after October 31st 2000 to
'net-art01' (see the results page for details).

We hope to launch 'net-art01' from the two week Barcelona street festival,
Festival Gracia, in August '01, with projected displays of work from top
practitioners and special web art creation projects with local people in
Gracia area. We feel this possible link with the Festival Gracia tradition
of democratic street level celebration of culture and entertainment is
excellent match for spirit we hope for at net-art.org. Also the
possibility exists that the creator(s) of the most popular site of '01
will get to visit BArcelona for Festival Gracia the following year.

For 'net-art01' we will thoroughly review format of our net-art 'arena',
for instance whether we can find another method to display sites than
inside of net-art frames? Whether those sites/projects nominated that fail
to get any appreciation over a given period should be moved to a secondary
list? Whether we can extend ability to add comments to site listings to
visitors? Whether we can improve timing of publicity and mailings? Whether
entry page to 'net-art01' must be simpler than 'net-art00'. Any comments
or suggestions are very welcome.

Lastly, our thanks to Alan Jennifer Sondheim of
http://lists.village.virginia.edu/~spoons/internet_txt.html who has served
on our Nominations Panel since the beginning in 1998, and who has made a
very important contribution with a perspective and experience from areas
of web specific art practice that many of us are less familiar with.
Unfortunately Alan feels he will be unable to continue on the Panel for
'net-art01'.

ALL THE BEST

yours
Andy Forbes

any correspondence please mail atty@hell.com