Frontier Town 2000

February 1997

Supported by Jerome Foundation

[FT2K] is an…explication of Internet gathering spaces which juxtaposes the Internet to the city. The setting, an electronic frontier town, alludes to the desert of the southwest, where the Internet began, and to popular western mythology, in its reference to computer hacker cowboys and gold-rush dot-com opportunities. – Christa Erickson


Needs Shockwave Player.


As presented as a gallery installation: FT2K is a representation of a memory of a simulation. It is a virtual memory palace inhabited by ghosts, gunslingers, tourists and cyborgs. It is a mapping of memory onto an errant operating system, and will be installed in a site-specific, interactive space in CEPA gallery. Material souvenirs will be given to viewers as a physical representation of the art.