GD for the Web

Hyein Jung

R9 /

1. For example, some of the internet sites that contain illegal contents in Korea, cannot be restricted by law because they have their “home” based on other country. What do you think of this in terms of jurisdiction? What is the gap between real domain and the internet domain?
2. Who has more power in digital rights? Governments, corporations, or users?
(e. Drones+)
3. If you can chose to use whether “real name” or “pen name” on the internet, Which one would you prefer to use? Is it depend on what platforms you use?

R8 /

1.  The anonymity makes users have more humanity, or less?The anonymity is hiding, encourage users to express more of their honest thought. But, express things with hiding doesn’t have responsibility. Then, can justice exist without responsibility?
2. Does cultures like Anonymous(or gathering place) only exist on web? What other “a single point” in space can be?
3. Is the internet gathering culture more of individual thing? Or collectivity? Who leads the culture, or movement?

R7 /

1. What is the idea of “original” on the web? If we collect things(e.images) from the web and the “original” one is disappeared on the web, does it mean that we own original one?
2. “…The sharing of data – that is, the fact that a memory of ours can be retrieved, manipulated, and used by others – is merely one side of the story, and the less problematic one. The other is that our personal and collective memory is regulated and controlled by the logics of the algorithm and the database, and thus becomes part of an enor-mous archive that is first and foremost a power system.”
Are memories real? Or are they created by surroundings that is setting by someone else?
3. Does collection from the internet become more valuable because contents are possibly disappear? The storage of time and space is unlimited on the web but what makes things disappear on the web faster?

R6 /

“Starry Night” backgrounds reduced proportionately; from being a symbol of the future they were turning into a sign of the web’s early years. Its meaning shifted to the opposite: from future to past.
1. The idea of futuristic mood looking of web is very interesting. Now the web looks neutral, and quiet looking. Is it because users don’t think the web is new technology anymore, or the way it looks is the future-looking design now?
2. Does templates like build your own website(myspace, youtube) made users more focus on making contents?
3. Although frames aren’t widely used anymore they remain a very natural web design element that are even more recognizable than the classic table layout.
What else is going to be translucence in the future web?

R5 /

1. Should interface aesthetics related to more of user(viewer) experience? Or, is it more important to have new and unique aspects that drags more attention from users?
2. “… start seeing the interface as an aesthetic form in itself that offers a new way to understand digital art in its various guises…”
Is the interface act as storytelling device in digital art? What can users get by “seeing the interface as an aesthetic form in itself?”
3. What is the interface? Why we often notice the analog interface in digital art?

R4 /

1. How is it going to be related internet art and art market?
2. “ …art: it isn’t singular, it doesn’t require the artist’s hand, it isn’t necessarily visual, it is often intangible, and, because it is usually distributed free, it is hard to collect and monetize.” What is collecting and achieving internet art today?
3. Internet art is distributed widely to viewers without prejudice. and compare to the traditional art, it is much more accessible to anyone.  What is it like viewing art without knowing it is art?

R3 /

1. Can one apply the idea of “infinite narrative” in the reading to internet games? In internet games, each characters are able to experience different stories or endings by completing different tasks. (I think I read it from Lev monarch’s Database.)
2. When we navigate through hyperlinks on the internet, is it our pure decisions or  intended by someone?
3. In the reading, there are multiple stories layered multiple times. It feels like, go deep into one of the story(Tsui pen’s story) and come out to the story on the outer layer(History of World War 1). Readers experience layers of stories and link it together. Are we experience this while surfing websites? Can we call it a narrative? Or just fragments of information?

R2 /

1. Is web art more public than monumental one today? Do you think the cultural value of museum(physical spaces) has been changing?
2. What do you think of the new form of authorship on the web?
3. What is the boundary of art on the web? How much can we trust art/publication on the internet?

R1 /

1. Image macro memes became a new communication tool. As this type of meme became popular on web, the communication among users got simplified. Is it because people today want to have more simple communication? Or, does the communication have to be simplified for some other reasons?
2. Some companies use image macro meme in commercials on their SNS. How do you feel if they are getting financial benefits, without being the authors/original sources?
3. How is this meme going to be changed in the future? The younger generation only uses voice messages when they communicate. Is the role/using of text going to be diminished?

Presentations / The web as a means to spread

The web as a means to spread