Pluginism is a digital playground and archive for exploring the creative potential of browser extensions. More importantly, to explore these extensions as tools for dissecting and critiquing the internet landscape.
We use browser extensions somewhat, such as AD Guards, Grammarly and so on, to enhance our browsing experience. Pluginism aren't here to fix problems, but rather to ask challenging questions using this intriguing medium. The uniqueness of it is that it offers the capacity of changing the appearance of specific online content, adding additional information layers, redirecting a viewer to different URLs, or changing browser behaviours.* By blending these capabilities with artistic techniques, like detournement, it can create many fascinating potentialities.
Through learning from different how-to guidelines and sharing their plugins to the gallery, I invite people to critically and creatively explore web technology and media, to reclaim authorship and ownership of new and existing technology, and explore the social-political relationship between human and web technology.
*Code as Creative Medium - Golan Levin