Founded in 2014, fwd:// is an imprint of Northern dedicated to publishing artist apps. The inaugural project is an app version of Piotr Szyhalski’s Ding an sichfirst commissioned for the Walker Art Center’s Gallery 9 in 1997.

From Vannevar Bush’s Memex (1945) to Ted Nelson’s hypermedia (1963) to today’s social media platforms, there is a rich history and context for a virtual public sphere of creative expression. fwd:// supports artists who are exploring this expanded field.

We are interested in the “app” as a new container for earlier media projects, such as net art, as well as new works that take advantage of the capabilities of new platforms.

We produce and present creative work in the expanded spaces of a virtual public sphere.