CONT3XT.NET fathoms the perception of communication in our society by means of experimental formation. Starting from the concept of the context and its transfer into digitally networked interrelation, world outlooks within communicative institutions will appear as meaning-generating entities and thus require examination.

The curating of Internet-based art on the Internet is a multifaceted communication-process between Internet-users with all kinds of different backgrounds regarding the content. Along with the changing conditions of production and reception of art on the Internet came new possibilities of curation which deserve study. [-CC-] “circualting contexts–curating media/net/art” is a series of experimental long-term research projects hosted by the Vienna-based organisation CONT3XT.NET, investigating current tendencies in the curation of (New) Media and Internet Art.

For the catalogue which will be presented in October 2007 in Vienna as well as online, we currently seek contributions to the following sub-projects.

[-CC-] “curating media/net/art–discussions”
1 June – 31 August 2007

In a first move participants has been invited to contribute to the mailinglist [-CC-] “curating media/net/art–discussions”, a slightly moderated discussion-list which will be run from 1 June to 31 August 2007. During this period five common topics concerning the curation of (New) Media and Internet Art will be the starting point for discussions, lead by the participants. Excerpts of the contributions to the mailinglist will be published in the catalogue.

1 visualizing work.flows and (filtering-)processes
2 virtual/real representations in real/virtual spaces
3 facing participation / the lack of collaboration
4 web 2.0–curatorial facilities or technical barriers
5 involvement of (art-)institutions / rise of significance

[-CC-] “curating media/net/art–papers”
1 June – 31 August 2007

In a second move the public has been invited to enter papers additionally concerned with contemporary curatorial practices in- and outside the virtual space. The papers should be limited to max. 15.000 characters and must be licencened under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License ( [-CC-] “curating media/net/art–papers” is open to all thematic fields but may be related to the topics above too. Selected papers will be printed in the forthcoming catalogue.