Back Alley Internet is a recurring column in which we explore some of the weirder corners of the Internet and see what we can drudge up for your amusement and education. This week: Eric explores a few of the most bizarre and sprawling instances of abstract net.art and where they came from.
It's all but certain that you've been to a website that is impossible to navigate. In this increasingly digital world, one tends to assume that anything that needs to be done can be done on, or at least with the help of, a website. And while plenty of people and companies have kept up with the times, some haven't; I mean, have you tried to hire a clown recently? It's not always an accident though. There's a whole world of jarringly neon, effectively innavigable sites out there that trade entirely in content that's meant to baffle, stun, and amuse. It's called net.art, and it will make you wonder where the day has gone.