Andy Forbes, atty has been active organizing and creating within the network and digital arts medium and community since 1998. In that year he initiated the 'net art arena' at http://www.net-art.ws (previously www.net-art.org) providing an open forum where creators can display their recent projects and receive some feedback or 'virtual applause' from the audience. There have been four annual editions so far. This theme of user and creator community has been consistent in his practice since this early involvement in the medium, as creator, developer and organizer. Initiated open_digi. Lives in London.