The Internet increasingly structures our experiences of the world. The web is approaching omnipresence, absorbed into the everyday, as our material lives are heavily mediated by its attendant applications, algorithms and software. Everything is in flux, including the presentation and distribution of our own selves—both online and offline.
Subversive interaction with various digital media seems both necessary and apparent within contemporary art. From the possibilities afforded photography by digital image manipulation and proliferation, to the incorporation of aspects of online experience into material objects, there is a porous border between the online and offline worlds, if there even remains a border at all.
A range of authors and artists address these concerns in the second issue of Dissect Journal, as submissions reflect on the structures and oppositions that continue to colour debates in and around digital art.