the great /sleepover

FRI. - AUG 24 - 2007
8pm - 10pm
@ Eyebeam
540 W. 21st St, b/w 10+11 Ave
(or online all night right here!) -----------
email bennett (DOT) williamson (at) gmail (DOT) com for more info.
You are invited to THE GREAT INTERNET SLEEPOVER!!!!!!!! Camp out with pro net surfers and net surfing clubs as we talk shop, play games, pitch tents, and make a hypertext mess big enough for mom to clean up in the morning.

Fun times include:
+net battles
+GIF animation
+dirt-style HTML
+green screen maddness
+MIDI jams
+video games
+web ephemera
+dead computer seance
+sleeping bags
+public web surfing

and more!

The public is welcome to attend from 8-10pm to watch the pros cruise the 'net, share web finds of their own on public terminals, and collaborate on web-based art projects and scavenger hunts. Once the doors are locked for the night, all the action can be followed on, where the the artists will be collaborating and posting into the wee hours of the morning.

Participating Web surf clubs:
Double Happiness
and many more! click here for a full list of participants.

The Great Internet Sleepover is aimed at highlighting and supportng a developing web art movement and aesthetic. It is a chance for artists and groups creating things on the internet to meet in person, while still "keeping it on the net." Participation is welcome, and encouraged. Sleepovers are a time of bonding, and this one will hopefully lead to new collaborative works and partnerships. The artists will also have access to Eyebeam's arsenal of technologies, and the open structure of the event hopes to mimic in a physical form the same kind of free-for-all, democratic, pigpile-of-content, non sequitor style that characterizes these web surf clubs.