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Sandrific Named Official Honoree in the 14th Annual Webby Awards

04.14.10 | Posted in Awards

Sandrific has been selected as an Official Honoree for NetArt in the 14th Annual Webby Awards!

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Of the nearly 10,000 entries submitted to the 14th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 15 percent were distinguished as an Official Honoree.

I’m deeply honored that Sandrific has been recognized by the Webby Awards two years in a row and I’m thankful to everyone who has contributed sand and beautiful photos to help build the site, ensuring that Sandrific can continue to bring joy to people who love sand.

What is NetArt?

The NetArt genre includes work that integrates art and technology, exploring and expanding the Web as a medium. Also called Internet art, digital art, and new media art, NetArt represents contemporary art experiences that use the Web as a key component, though they may include offline physical elements as well, such as interactive kiosks, mobile technology, performance art, or environmental installations.

For an in-depth discussion about NetArt, read the Ten Myths of Internet Art, written in 2002 by the Guggenheim Museum’s former Assistant Curator of Media Art, Jon Ippolito.