Mark Napier

p-Soup

Abstract:
p-Soup is a java applet that connects through the internet to a server running on a host computer. This connection is what allows the p-Soup applet in your browser to talk to the other applets currently connected, so that you can see what other visitors are doing, at the same time that they can see what you are doing.

Biography:
b. 1961, Springfield, N.J. Mark Napier has been creating artwork exclusively for the Web since 1995. He combines his training as a painter with fifteen years of expertise as a software developer to create “art interfaces” ,software that addresses issues of authority, ownership, and territory in the virtual world. Napier has received a NYFA Fellowship (2001) and a grant from the Greenwall Foundation (2001), and his work has been reviewed by The New York Times, ArtByte, Wired News and many international publications. Although net.flag is the first work to be acquired by a museum, Napier has also been commissioned to create Internet artwork for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work has been shown in the Whitney Biennial (2002), SFMOMA’s 010101, the Whitney’s Data Dynamics, ZKM’s net_condition, the Walker’s Art and Entertainment Network; at new media festivals in Germany, Italy, Denmark, and South America; and at his own Web site, www.potatoland.org.