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Most Microsite Wizards are just wasting time between their real work. Cory Arcangel is a professional artist, which means his work is wasting time. Some of Cory’s novelty sites:

Check out other work from Cory’s ten-year career.

We discovered Cory Arcangel on the new zine of New York’s Whitney Museum, Whitney Stories. The Whitney is showing his exhibit “Pro Tools” until September 11. (Pictured above from the exhibit: Various Self Playing Bowling Games.)

You should probably look at Cory’s BuzzFeed page promoting the show, especially to see his giant prints of Photoshop gradients. We saw them in person and were impressed by their emotional impact.

Arcangel’s exhibited work focuses on the border between the work of humans and the work of machines. His online work is more scattered, more like that of other microsite wizards, most of whom are just in it for the lulz.

Weirdly, his work “There’s Always One at Every Party,” a supercut of all the Seinfeld scenes mentioning Kramer’s coffee table book about coffee tables, isn’t online but is in the exhibit.

But Cory’s supercut of Paganini’s “Caprice #5,” made by splitting several YouTube guitarists’ renditions into single notes and reassembling the song, is online. It shows how well (or poorly) the musical supercut stays intelligible when taken to its atomic extreme:

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