_____ curating is an ongoing research-project by the Vienna-based
organisation CONT3XT.NET, collecting methods, resources, and theories
concerning the changing conditions of curatorial practices on the Web.
The blog is an experimental database of international curating
projects, theoretical approaches and a resource for curatorial
platforms, art-databases and contemporary ways of New Media Curating.
the changing of the production and reception of art on the Internet,
not only the art itself changed but also the possibilities of curation
and thus require new forms of investigation and communication too.
During the past decade the concept of what was called "Curating (on)
the Web" (1) already in 1998, has changed into a multifaceted and
interrelative communication-process between artists, theorists, writers
and "normal" Internet-users -- nowadays curators are described as
"cultural context providers" (2), "meta-artists" (3), "power users"
(4), "filter feeders" (5) or simply as "proactive consumers" (6).