Add-Art

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by Steve Lambert and The Add-Art Team

add-on website: http://add-art.org/

Add-Art is a free FireFox add-on which replaces advertising on websites with curated art images. The art shows are updated every two weeks and feature contemporary artists and curators. Learn more about Add-Art or install it now (instructions). Add-Art is also a http://rhizome.org art comission.

December 16th, 2008

16 Responses to “Add-Art”

  1. [...] Add-Art: Add-Art takes ad-blocking software one step further. After removing all the advertisements from a Web page, Add-Art replaces them with a spattering of images from an up-and-coming artist, who is vetted by a team of curators. Every two weeks, there’s a new “show” or series of artwork presented through the extension. Previous artists featured include an M.I.T. Media Lab graduate, Ayah Bdeir, who showed a series of photographs depicting a woman undergoing a Transportation Security Administration search and a cheeky group show that imagined the future of online advertising. According to Mr. Wilkinson, there are currently more than 25,000 active users of the patch. [...]

  2. [...] Add-Art: Add-Art takes ad-blocking software one step further. After removing all the advertisements from a Web page, Add-Art replaces them with a spattering of images from an up-and-coming artist, who is vetted by a team of curators. Every two weeks, there’s a new “show” or series of artwork presented through the extension. Previous artists featured include an M.I.T. Media Lab graduate, Ayah Bdeir, who showed a series of photographs depicting a woman undergoing a Transportation Security Administration search and a cheeky group show that imagined the future of online advertising. According to Mr. Wilkinson, there are currently more than 25,000 active users of the patch. [...]

  3. howard rutiezer says:

    Wonderful idea.
    BUT
    visual problems:
    showing yellow on a white background with this page — can’t see it well

    Don’t want any spam.
    I setup a special address:
    hrutie-artzilla@yahoo.com

    I forwarded the article from NYT that includes you to some friends in Boston area.
    Good luck.

  4. WHY IS ART NO GOOD? ME LIKE BETTER ART

  5. it can’t be installed on FireFox 3.5.5.
    not compatible.

  6. Wanted to install add-art-package 0.8.2, but it wasn’t possible, because it is not compatible
    with Firefox 3.5.2.
    What shall I do? Or is there a version for Firefox 3.5.2?
    Thanks

  7. I cannot installed .” Learn more about Add-Art “, because Firefox give me an error: it is not compatibel to firefox 3.5.5 !!!
    Give it a new version? Please tellit me on my email-address.
    Thanks. Ragrads Schmidt

  8. I got a pop-up saying it’s incompatible with Firefox 3.5.5 :c

  9. Not compatible with Firefox 3.54 with YOUR version- you should update…:-)

  10. Yes, please make this outstanding plugin compatible with all firefox versions up to 3.7. The early adapters will spread the message of art not ad!

  11. Unfortunately Firefox wasn’t able to install the lovely ad-on since it is not compatible with Firefox 3.5.5.
    Please change that!

  12. [...] ist die in diesem Blog geschaltete Werbung dazu da, Add-Art [...]

  13. hi folks. nice idea. but c´mon – make it work for 3.5.5 finally, will ya?
    with the kindest, anti-commercial regards from a bright and sunny autumnday
    robene

  14. [...] unbekannte Künstler bekommen dadurch eine Plattform. Die Idee „Kunst statt Werbung“ ist TOP! http://www.artzilla.org/add-ons/add-art/   Die FLOPs [...]

  15. damien SF says:

    This was such a great idea…so poorly executed.

    At first I imagined that the art would be nice to look at. Possibly complementing the screens I’m already looking at. Showing me something classic, or interesting, or meaningful. Instead the so-called “curator” is choosing random stupid photos, disturbing images, sometimes flashing or moving, and even an entire show of FAKE ADS. What is the F***ing point you guys? Your program produces an unwelcome distraction from what I’m trying to do at the time. I keep thinking “Oh no, Ad-Blocker is broken, this can’t possibly be on purpose”. Blech. I’m going back to plain old white.

    Kudos to the technical team, it downloads, adds the art, etc. just fine.

  16. Wonderful idea.
    BUT
    visual problems:
    dhowing yellow on a white background with this page — can’t see it well

    Don’t want any spam.
    I setup a special address:
    hrutie-artzilla@yahoo.com

    I forwarded the article from NYT that incl8des you to some friends in Boston area.
    Good luck.;

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