Pro-Am: Art and Culture on the Internet was a three-day conference about internet art practice. The program brought together a range of thinkers and practitioners to explore the implications of the changing role of artists as “users” online.

A speed show is an exhibition model developed by Aram Bartholl in which artists or curators rent every computer station in an internet café for one night to display web-based work. To conclude the second day of the Pro-Am conference, curators Aaron Chan and Aureliano Segundo organized a four-hour speed show titled Ping! at the Nicola Internet Cafe in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood. 

Participating artists included Kaja Cxzy Andersen, Duncan Alexander, Cory Arcangel, Kim Asendorf, Stage Baker, Ry David Bradley, Laura Brothers, Patrick Cruz, Steph Davidson, Dragan Espencheid, Emilio Gomariz, Jeffrey Henderson, Fieda-Raye Green, Alice Leonard, Olia Lialina, Sara Ludy, Novembre Magazine, Lorna Mills, Carri Munden, Brenna Murphy, Jon Rafman, Sabrina Ratté, Sylvain Sailly, Nicolas Sassoon, Chris Shier, Rick Silva, Yoshi Sodeoka, Andrej Ujhazy, and Matthew Williamson.

Presented in partnership with Whistler Brewing Company and the Solo Cup Company.

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