Dead in a Pool of Blood and Millions of Dollars of Net Art

Presented at HOPE Number Nine (2012), July 15, 2012, 2 p.m. (60 minutes)

0-Day Art is a warez group for art, focusing primarily on digitally represented works. The project was born in response to situations where takedown notices, pay walls, and practices of “taking it offline” threaten the distribution and availability of art online. 0-Day Art seeks to put net art back on the net. Using BitTorrent to package and distribute “art warez” within 24 hours of its initial availability, whenever possible, and social networks to quickly spread the word, the project has received attention from Today and Tomorrow, The Verge, GalleristNY, and ArtInfo, who referred to the project as, “the free-data pirates of the new media world.” This is just the start. 0-Day Art exists at the intersection of art critique, hacktivism, and open culture, and manifests itself in many different ways. This talk will cover the history of 0-Day Art, as well as a brief history of “The Scene” (warez, demo, and art). Past projects, current projects and challenges, and the future of 0-Day Art will be discussed.


  • Jeremiah Johnson
    Jeremiah Johnson (Nullsleep) is a computer musician and artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His work explores the politics of appropriation, failure, and the tension between order and chaos through creative (mis)uses of consumer electronics and elements of early Internet vernacular. He is the founder of the 8bitpeoples low-tech audio/visual collective, a member of Computers Club Drawing Society and Phone Arts, and co-curator of Blip Festival, an event taking place annually in New York, Tokyo, and Melbourne.
  • Don Miller / NO CARRIER as Don Miller (NO CARRIER)


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