Alternate Routes

Jeff Gates' art-related and new media activities, both past and present. I have designed and have been actively involved in the development and management of the following online projects:

Life Outtacontext

A seven year journey documenting the idiosyncratic musings of an artist

Eye Level

The blog of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dichotomy: It Was a Matter of Time and Place

A 9/11 Storytelling Project

Personal Information for Sale

Jeff sells his personal demographics to the highest bidder on eBay

We the Blog

The official blog of the U.S. Department of Art and Technology and the Experimental Party (The project has ended but both We the Blog and the Experimental Party sites are still online)


Artist for a Better Image, a non-profit I founded to study stereotypes of artists in contemporary culture. In operation from 1988- 1999, ArtFBI sought to improve the public persona of contemporary artists during the first battle in the Cultural War.


The venerable flagship of the Outtacontext brand. It's starting to show its age from a coding and design point of view. But there's lots of information on how things started around here way back in the Net Jurassic period of the early 1990s.