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Paper Internet Art as an Index of Ethical Resistance

Kate Southworth

June 2005

Congress CATH 2005
Centre CATH

Internet art, resistance, ethics, culture, commerce, trauma, information, capitalism, Matrix theory, control, freedom


This paper is an attempt to re-think the interpretations of material existence that currently inform networked based practices, and to begin to consider the potential relationship between Internet and art.

The paper was presented at Congress CATH 2005 The Ethics and Politics of Virtuality and Indexicality 30th June to 3rd of July at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK. The Congress was organised by Centre CATH (AHRC Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History at the University of Leeds).