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Y2K Futurism: 1996-2002

Imgur User newwavearch90 catalogued 878 images in ‘an investigation into the aesthetic of the period 1996-02’ dubbed ‘Y2K Futurism’. In anticipation of rapid techno-social change, purveyors of  late 90’s ‘cool’ adopted an aesthetic that was probably considered future-proof at the time. Ice white, chromed-out CGI renderings, pleather, black sunglasses and Sci-Fi inspired UI were staples of a …

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Joshua Bennie’s Distilled Net Art Aesthetic

Joshua Bennie’s greyscale, smartphone sized portraits explore our shared digital culture. Typically, contemporary net-art is associated with notions of maximalism. Images of consumer durables, haute couture, logo edits and glitched-out geometric renderings pervade post-internet micro trends. Scottish digital artist Josh Bennie distils themes and ideas habitual to Cyber Ghetto, Vaporwave fonts and Seapunk into his stark, …

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Pure Honey’s Trippy Glitch Machinations

Pure Honey’s manic digital aesthetic is an internet-inspired collision of mind, body, soul and technology. Pure Honey is the alias of Troy Ford, a member of Glitch Artists Collective – a sprawling community of like-minded digital artists. Across interconnected Tumblr blogs and Facebook groups, its members share glitched-out 2D and 3D creations. His output lies slightly  outside of Glitch …

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Brothel’s Iced-Out, Future Trap Euphoria

The pale aesthetic adopted by Brothel communicates the emotionally charged haze that sits, halo-like, atop his Future Trap leanings. Over the last year, the Colorado-based producer has been putting out Future Trap bangers in association with Bass-centric collective Amstergang. As well as amassing a solid Soundcloud following and hundreds of thousands of plays, he has established an …

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The Cyber-Optimist Sensibility of Nicole Ruggiero

Contemporary net-art movements imbue Nicole Ruggiero’s minimalist 3D aesthetic. In an interview with The Creators Project, the New York-based digital artist laments “People view technology, and the internet especially, as this elusive and sometimes even threatening void’, she explains ‘I think that it’s wonderful what technology can now do for us: mobile communication, interconnectivity across the globe. It’s beautiful …

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Ruth Shaffer Artist

Ruth Shaffer’s Bizzaro 3D Animations Meld Mind and Body

Ruth Shaffer’s heady animated 3D aesthetic is the result of a methodical academic fusion. As a student of UCLA’s school of Design Media Arts and UCLA’s School of Cognitive Psychology, Ruth Shaffer aims to merge ‘the complexities of the human mind with design in order to create innovative solutions in both the fields of computerized technology …

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Bartolomé García Artist

Bartolomé García’s Fractured Digital Aesthetic

Severed human appendages, lifeless mannequins and a cast of glitchy marble busts inhabit the bizarre visual world of Spanish digital artist Bartolomé García. Employing the 3D skills that shape his videogame and graphic design studies, Bartolomé García experiments with technology  ‘in a more artistic way’ than his academic pursuits allow. The resulting dreamscapes are bizarre manipulations of form and …

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