Paul Soulellis

Printed Web Editions is a series of print-on-demand zines published by Paul Soulellis. Each zine features an individual artist’s work. All Printed Web Editions are 8.5 in. x 11 in., 72 pages + cover with a project statement by the artist. Works in the series include Molly Soda YouTube by Molly Soda, Sorry to dump on you like this.zip by Christopher Clary, Rafaël Rozendaal’s Abstract Browsing, and Clement Valla’s Three Digs A Skull.  

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Many or most of the objects in the Library would be impossible to replace already, just a few years after they were made. Some were singular, or in editions of two or ten copies, others were print on demand but from sites and situations that have already disappeared. The Library is a document of a moment and a sensibility that seems simultaneously contemporary and historical—just by being gathered in this way, the manifold and subtle affects and design choices gather force and become expressive of a period. As I held the books I felt them slipping out of my grasp. ...

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I don’t know what I want, so don’t ask me Cause I’m still trying to figure it out Don’t know what’s down this road, I’m just walking Trying to see through the rain coming down Even though I’m not the only one Who feels the way I do I’m alone, on my own, and that’s all I know I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh but life goes on Oh, I’m just a girl, trying to find a place in this world Got the radio on, my old blue jeans And I’m wearing my heart on my sleeve Feeling lucky today, got the sunshine Could you tell me what more do I ...

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Printed Web is an artists’ publication devoted to web-to-print art and discourse, published by Paul Soulellis. The project began in 2014 as a way to present new work by artists included in Soulellis’ Library of the Printed Web. Artists are invited to submit new or existing network-based work for the printed page. In the spirit of Seth Siegelaub, each issue is curated as a group exhibition for the printed page. Printed Web circulates primarily as print-on-demand publications, but also includes PDFs, ZIPs, GIFs, and server directories. More than 220 artists and writers have contributed to the project through issue #5. ...

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Printed Web presents new web-to- print work by artists who use screen capture, image grab, site scrape and search query. Published twice a year by Library of the Printed Web.

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Printed Web is an artists’ publication devoted to web-to-print art and discourse, published by Paul Soulellis. The project began in 2014 as a way to present new work by artists included in Soulellis’ Library of the Printed Web. Artists are invited to submit new or existing network-based work for the printed page. In the spirit of Seth Siegelaub, each issue is curated as a group exhibition for the printed page. Printed Web circulates primarily as print-on-demand publications, but also includes PDFs, ZIPs, GIFs, and server directories.

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Set of 10 zines 8.5 x 11 in. 24 pages each Full color, matte softcover print-on-demand zines with thin, glossy interior pages. Unlimited edition. Published by Paul Soulellis, Library of the Printed Web  

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Contributions from over 30 artists and writers working with experimental forms of algorithmic media.  

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On YouTube, the Jackson Hole traffic cam broadcasts a live view from a pizzeria at a mundane intersection in Wyoming. In this space of the live-streaming cam, nothing seems to actually happen, but in the flow of sameness, everything happens. Minor events become enormous. And for some reason, tens of thousands of people gather online to watch this particular cam together…

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Printed Web Editions is a series of print-on-demand zines published by Paul Soulellis. Each zine features an individual artist’s work. All Printed Web Editions are 8.5 in. x 11 in., 72 pages + cover with a project statement by the artist. Works in the series include Molly Soda YouTube by Molly Soda, Sorry to dump on you like this.zip by Christopher Clary, Rafaël Rozendaal’s Abstract Browsing, and Clement Valla’s Three Digs A Skull.

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Paul Soulellis is a designer, writer, and educator. After spending twenty years working as a designer, fifteen of those years under his own studio, Soulellis Studios, Paul recently has shifted his work into a more expanded and experimental practice. In 2014, while part of the New Museum’s incubator, he started Counterpractice, his new design studio, and began publishing his now-ongoing project Library of the Printed Web. He also recently joined the faculty at RISD in their graphic design department. In this episode, Paul and I talk about the significance of blogging to his work, building new types of graphic design ...

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It’s tempting to call sorry to dump on you like this.zip a pornographic work, since an actual porn collection is embedded within it—the artist’s own archive of men accumulated in fifteen years of web browsing. But these JPGs serve only as a substrate: thin scaffolding for an epic textual work that hangs loosely from the files. The numerous written narratives describe intimate exchanges between boyfriends and lovers, alternating between dramatic betrayals, breakups, and banalities. Laced through the work are heart-breaking utterances, illustrated by found images of men that have already been downloaded, stored, and used. In making them available for ...

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PublisherPaul Soulellis2018
This project — a broadcast, a book, and a download — restores access to 1,964 climate change-related URLs that were removed from EPA.gov on April 28, 2017. The URLs point to web pages, documents, presentations, publications, and other files that were purged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the direction of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration. Some of the assets had been accessible on the web since 1997. The April 28 purge redirected hundreds of climate change URLs to one of three new pages: “This page is being updated,” “Complying with President Trump’s Executive Order on Energy ...

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PublisherRhizome2016
“What are you up to?” asks Worker 7: bot? virtual boyfriend in a computer-generated voice. She replies that she’s busy. As the conversation unfolds, the artist and the online worker, who may or may not be a bot, struggle to understand and connect with each other. Empathy, digital labor, and new ways to serve and care on the network are the subjects explored in Elisa Giardina Papa’s Technologies of Care, commissioned by Rhizome for the Download. Giardina Papa presents portraits of online workers in a 26MB ZIP file; six are identified as women, plus the possible bot. Each portrait is its ...

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PublisherRhizome2017
The latest Download commission, by Sheida Soleimani, laments the death of Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was convicted and hanged in Iran on October 25, 2014 for the alleged murder of her rapist. to oblivion.zip, a dirge-like work that eulogizes Jabbari’s untimely death, consists almost entirely of Jabbari’s own written and spoken words. Once expanded, the ZIP file presents a multi-layered work of nested folders that contain execution records, letters, photographs, and voice recordings. Soleimani has been creating photographic and sculptural works focused on human rights violations in Iran since 2015. This is the first time that she has used a digital ...

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The 38 texture maps included in Three Digs A Skull were created by photo-modeling software. The maps are used to add photorealistic surface information to web-based 3D models scanned by different users. They are produced by an algorithm and meant to be parsed by modeling software, but not seen by humans. As such, their aesthetic is non-intentional. Each visitor to tex_archive.com activates a search for a new texture map, which is then presented, archived, and posted to twitter at @tex_archive (where it is cataloged by the Library of Congress). By retrieving these images the texture maps are removed from their normal operation ...

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