July 9, 2008

Shiftspace is a firefox extension which it’s makers call:

An Open Source layer above any webpage

It deserves mention here amongst the last few posts about Art Browsers as it gives users the potential to intervene, modify and subvert existing websites within the spaces used by all Shiftspace users, essentially mashing up content. So it’s a platform which promotes mashups but what’s interesting is that it does not preference any particular type of content such as images and it does not lock the content in as so many of these so called platforms do which are made in Flash or something else which instantly renders them useless.

Shiftspace has already got a lot of attention from artists working in new media with it’s honorory mention in the Prix Ars Electronica in 2006 and Turbulence commissioned artworks in 2007.

    Posted by: Garrett @ 6:50 pm

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    1. Disorganiser | Constant Dullaart Blog Says:
      August 26th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

      [...] is another Firefox extension which allows the user to subvert existing websites however unlike Shiftspace this only occurs locally and can not be shared with other users of the [...]

      Pingback by Disorganiser | Constant Dullaart Blog — August 26, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

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