Net.Art is a conceptual, signal based art form with its roots in the early video art of the 1970's.
Net.Artists investigate the conventions of the Internet and its users. This often involves structural changes: The artist creates a system that can be extended by users, possibly dispensing with hyperlinks, or using them in such a way that any orientation is lost.

There is still dispute over how, and if, should be defined:
Steve Dietz of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis suggests ``computability, connectivity and interactivity'' as definitive qualities of Net art.
``Network, screen and mouse do not define Net art,'' digital artist Fabian Wagmister of UCLA.

But it's apparent, after four years general use of the term 'Net.Art,' that this type of work has reached a critical moment in its development. It has found a place in major galleries and is now appearing on other information devices, such as WAP phones and PDAs.

Net.Art is more than simply art on the Net. For this reason plain graphics and web design will not be listed in this category. Consider submitting your site to Flash and Shockwave/Designers, Design/New Media, Web Design and Development, or a subcategory within Arts/Visual Arts.

When submitting useful information might include funding source, site content, connections and history, browser requirements, and details of other site features (links etc.).
This category is for the projects and pages of individual artists or collaboratives.
If you are a web designer please submit your site to Web_Design_and_Development.
Consider submitting to Flash_and_Shockwave/Designers if you use Macromedia only.
If your site is a graphics-only gallery Computer_Graphics/Personal_Galleries may be a possible alternative.

When submitting useful information might include the form and method of your work, funding source, site content (single work, portfolio etc.), your connections and history, the subject or message, browser requirements, and details of other site features (links etc.). Useful terms will also increase your chances of getting listed above clip art archives and animated gifs.
Sites of online and offline Net-Art galleries are listed in this category.
Net-art is a unique form of art, and straightforward photo or non-interactive galleries will not be added to this category. The art works must be more than simply art on the net. Please submit other types of art work to a subcategory of Visual_Arts/Galleries, or Shopping/Visual_Arts/Galleries. Galleries must show the works of several artists, considering submitting personal galleries to Computer_Graphics/Personal_Galleries.