Matt Nish-Lapidus G44: Hand-coded Artist Websites


Register for this online Gallery 44 workshop here.
$20 (G44 members)  / $25 (non-members)

Learning to build websites by hand can help demystify the web and empower you to take more control over your online presence, as well as add another potential medium to your practice. This workshop looks at a few intermediate techniques for creating websites including static site generators and frameworks, some helpful command line tools, and how to work with interactivity and embedded media. Artist Matt Nish-Lapidus takes you through some intermediate website creation techniques, building on top of a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.

Instructor Bio:
Matt Nish-Lapidus makes software, sounds, and texts probing the myth that computers need to be useful rather than beautiful. He holds a H.BFA in New Media from Ryerson University and a Master of Visual Studies in Studio Art from The University of Toronto. Matt’s interests lie in the poetics of computation and its proclivity to create meaningful relations through iteration and recombination, as well as how computation can be a source of identity and resistance. His work results in diverse outputs including books, recordings, installations, performances, software, and objects. Matt has performed and exhibited at ACUD Macht Neu (Berlin), Electric Eclectics Festival (Ontario), InterAccess (Toronto), Mayhem (Copenhagen), The Plumb (Toronto) and many DIY spaces in North America and Europe. You can find Matt online and away-from-keyboard under various aliases and collaborations including emenel, New Tendencies, må, and <blink>.