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What's the Best Internet Art Website of the Year? You Decide.

From giant illuminated nets to interactive trips on the NYC subway, check out the 19th Annual Webby Awards' Best Websites: NetArt nominees.

by Beckett Mufson
07 April 2015, 9:45pm

Unnumbered Sparks, Janet Echelman and Google Creative Labs, 2014. Screencap via

What do a conceptural narrative about the Seven Deadly Digital Sins, a colorful website that connects to an actual net, and an online catalog of cinematic color analyses all have in common? They're among this year's best internet art websites, according to the 19th Annual Webby Awards.

The nominees were announced this morning, gathering the best blogs, apps, and internet-enabled gadgets together for the yearly tussle to see who's on top of the world wide web (it should be noted that VICE is nominated in 17 categories, including Transmissions from the Drone Orchestra, which we covered in-depth, nudge nudge). The Best Websites: NetArt nominees include an exploration into the NYC subway, an online code art laboratory, and a giant, interactive community artwork, among others. 

Revisit each project below, and vote for your favorites here.

Same Tomorrow's New York Train Project

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The New York Train Project lets you take a side-scrolling tour through the stops on each of NYC's famous—and infamous—subway lines. 

Google Creative Lab's Unnumbered Sparks

Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin teamed up with Google Creative Labs to construct this giant, hanging web sculpture. Using advanced Google web technologies, the "interactive community artwork" illuminated downtown Vancouver from March 15 through 22, 2014.

National Film Board of Canada and The Guardian's Seven Deadly Digital Sins

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Seven creatives, including Gary Shteyngart and Billy Bragg, lend their confessions to this interactive narrative experience of the Biblical no-nos, as updated for the Digital Age. 

Google Creative Lab's DevArt

Where do all the code-based art projects go to be remembered? DevArt is the place they can call home. Seen above, Aaron Koblin & Ben Tricklebank's 2013 Light Echoes used a moving train to project light onto the passing landscape. 

Charlie Clark's The Colors of Motion

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If you could watch a movie as, say, a Tralfamadorian would, The Colors of Motion might be what it looks like. Using custom scripts, Charlie Clark transforms the colors of films including Toy Story, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, and Sin City into meditative code-based portraits. 

Don't see your favorite internet art site on this list? Let us know in the comments below. Vote for other categories, including Best Writing and Best Animation on the Webbys homepage, and vote for Transmissions from the Drone Orchestra here.

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