Jodi, or www.jodi.org, is a collective of two internet artists: Joan Heemskerk (born 1968 in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands) and Dirk Paesmans (born 1965 in Brussels, Belgium). Their background is in photography and video art; since the mid-1990s they started to create original artworks for the World Wide Web. A few years later, they also turned to software art and artistic computer game modification. The group ‘scratch’ computer games and computer graphic interfaces with software that aggressively deconstructs what is already installed on the computer; ultimately, everything needs to be reorganized after running a Jodi application. It is the aim of the group to deconstruct computer applications that are available on the market and to present alternative modes of software art. However, their approach is radical insofar that their applications ‘destroy’ already existing applications on the computer. In some cases, it might be difficult to stop a Jodi application on your computer.
Their most well-known art piece is their website www.jodi.org, which is a landscape of intricate designs made in basic HTML.