Project Info

Vague Terrain was a web based digital arts publication that showcases the creative practice of a variety of artists, musicians and scholars. The project applied the focus and methodologies of academic and art journals and the tenacity and specificity of independent record labels to examine contemporary digital culture in an immediate and accessible manner. Content consisted of curated visual, audio and written works, and now a companion blog. For better and worse this project was neither peer reviewed nor funded.

All work on this site is published under an Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike Creative Commons License unless otherwise noted.


Vague Terrain was launched in fall 2005 by Neil Wiernik and Greg J. Smith and Corina MacDonald joined our editorial team in 2010 and the project was active through early 2012. We published twenty-two issues of Vague Terrain and were fortunate to collaborate with guest curators David McCallum, Carrie Gates, CONT3XT.NET, Rob Cruickshank, Paul Prudence, Kim Cascone, Joshua Noble, Ricardo O’Nascimento, Derek Holzer, Revised Projects and Camille Baker.