Runme.org is a software art
repository, launched in January 2003. It is an open, moderated database to
which people are welcome to submit projects they consider to be interesting
examples of software art.
Software art is an intersection of two almost
non-overlapping realms: software and art. It has a different meaning and aura in
each. Software art gets its lifeblood and its techniques from living software
culture and represents approaches and strategies similar to those used in the
Software culture lives on the Internet and is often presented
through special sites called software repositories. Art is traditionally
presented in festivals and exhibitions.
Software art on the one hand
brings software culture into the art field, but on the other hand it extends art
The aim of Runme.org is to create an exchange interface for artists and
programmers which will work towards a contextualization of this new form of
cultural activity. Runme.org welcomes projects regardless of the date and
context of their creation. The repository is happy to host different kinds of
projects - ranging from found, anonymous software art to famous projects by
established artists and programmers.
Runme.org is structured in two major ways:
taxonomically/rationally (category list) and intuitively (keyword cloud).
works submitted to Runme.org will be reviewed by the "experts", who will change
Though Runme.org partly grew from the Read_me 1.2 festival, it is an
autonomous repository upon which the festival is now based.
The second edition of Read_Me festival took place in Helsinki in May 2003.
Runme.org is a collaborative and open project that was developed by Amy
Alexander, Florian Cramer, Matthew Fuller, Olga Goriunova, Thomax Kaulmann, Alex
McLean, Pit Schultz, Alexei Shulgin, and The Yes Men. In summer 2003 Hans Bernhard and Alessandro Ludovico have joined the expert team.
Runme.org website is conceptualized and administrated by Amy Alexander, Olga Goriunova, Alex McLean and Alexei Shulgin. It is developed by Alex McLean.
Special thanks to: NIFCA, Lume
Runme.org is hosted by m-cult.
- Keyword browsing idea - Damian
- Trigonometry - Signwave