Net Art From the Computer Fine Arts Collection
In 1994, after working as a computer programmer, Andy Deck began creating what he calls "public work for the Net." His works include collaborative drawings and search engines that resemble games, and which he uses in order to engage in social criticism concerning corporate culture, militarism and environmental issues. The work Wildlife Offline (2007), which is included in this exhibition, enables viewers to submit images of endangered species in order to encourage their protection; in this manner, the Website serves as both a memorial site and an ironic tool for raising public awareness. The number of animal images on the Web has already surpassed the number of endangered species in the real world.
Born in Michigan, 1968; lives and works in New York