Art servers

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Austria[edit],, Linz, since 1996
virtual and physical access for artists and cultural producers - initiative netzkultur,, Graz,, since Apr 1998


(Public) Netbase, 1994 - 2006,

Silver Server,, Vienna
Now commercial services only, Vienna


Okno,, Brussels

Czech Republic[edit], independent media storage and streaming server,
Services: web hosting, streaming, audio and video archive
Hosts:,,,,,,,,,,,, and others
Admin: Michal Klodner


  •, *1997 [1]. "KEIN.ORG has a strong commitment to the open source content management system drupal which we started to install for the first time in early 2003. By now we serve more than 150 installations in several independent farms. Among the most popular sites are Dictionary of War, Makeworld, the multi-user blog ROUNDTABLE of the Research Architecture Institute at Goldsmiths College, the peer-to-peer video syndication network V2V, the internet platform D-A-S-H, and most lately the Nettime-l mailinglist. As of 2008, KEIN.ORG ran eleven servers situated at various locations in Europe and beyond, hosting more than 500 websites, about 200 content management systems and countless mailinglists from 5 to 5000 subscribers, as well as numerous email-accounts." [2]
  • D-A-S-H, 2001-2005. KEIN.ORG has served as a laboratory for the development of D-A-S-H, a large scale hosting project on european level. After the end of the funding period for D-A-S-H in summer 2005 KEIN.ORG has resumed the entire service and support program with hosting of the websites of hundreds of antiracist and antifascist activist groups all across Europe. [3]

closed down

Internet hosting for activists, artists, individuals and small businesses supporting our idea.


Xs4all,, Amsterdam,, *1995


Virose, *1997


Sanchez,, Bratislava, *2008
Admin: gnd

Smecnet,, Bratislava
Hosts:, indymedia slovakia

ChangeNet,, Bratislava
hosting for NGO websites, 100 SKK/month (as of 12/2006)

for NGOs, software developers, open source projects

Xena,, Bratislava
Hosts:,,,,,, and others
Hosted until 2008:,
Admin: Martin Baranec


Kyblik,, Bratislava, until 2008
Admin: Frankie

Ephex, - went down in 2003(?), most domains transferred to Xena, Bratislava
Hosted: and many others
Admin: Wired (not a magazine with same name:)


Ljudmila,, *1994, Ljubljana

United Kingdom[edit]

Openmute,, London
Hosts: and many others



United States[edit]

The Thing, *1995, New York City

RiseUp, Seattle,




  • Anne Laforet, Marloes de Valk, Madeleine Aktypi, An Mertens, Femke Snelting, Michaela Lakova, Reni Höfmuller (eds.), Are You Being Served? (Notebooks), Brussels: Constant, 2014.

communities of practice

Art and technology centres, Art servers, Circuit bending, Copyright activism, Cypherpunk, Data activism, Demoscene, Digital libraries, DIY biology, Federated networks, File sharing, FLOSS, Game art, Hacker culture, Hackerspaces, Hacktivism, Internet activism, Internet of things, Libre graphics, Live coding, Maker culture, Media archives, Net art, Neural aesthetics, Open hardware, Software art, VJing, VVVV.
See also Artists' cultures.

Art and Culture

Avant-garde and modernist magazines, Artists' publishing, Graphic design, Photography, Typewriter art, Multimedia environments, Design research, Video activism, Urban practices, Zine culture, Demoscene, VJing, Live cinema, Art and technology centres, Cyberfeminism, Community television, Hacktivism, Art servers, Hackerspaces, CD-ROM art, Circuit bending, Pure Data, Media archives, VVVV, Maker culture, Glitch art, Live coding, Locative media, Libre graphics, Electromagnetism, Surf clubs, DIY biology, Post-digital, Neural aesthetics.
See also Art styles and movements.