Art 511 Art & Telecommunications
Assignment 6: Final Project: A topic based Web event
We live in an "information age".
see the Web's expansion of information access as its major contribution
to culture. Much of this information is organized by topics - for
particular items in business, education, entertainment, science, art.
Many artists are now beginning to work with information as their
They are assembling unusual kinds of information or presenting common
with new perspectives and frameworks. They are using visual
to induce viewers to think about the topics in new ways.
For this assignment, you are asked to create a Web site focused on
particular topic. This topic should be specific, not general - for
tuba music instead of music in general. Your site must show strong
perspectives on the topic chosen. It must be composed in a way that
be unlikely to be executed by a practitioner in the field you picked.
part of what artists can do is create unexpected links among various
Project information requirements:
Become an expert in the topic you pick. Undertake specific research to
acquire information you don't know already. The research can be library
and/or field research (for example, conducting interviews).
Your site must present both original information (not available on the
Internet) and Internet based information (at least 10 links to other
Use search engines to identify ftp and usenet "newsgroup" resources
Use spider and topical index Web search sites to locate relevant Web
Plan for how your site will fit among other nominally related sites.
will it mean when someone doing a "serious" research on the topic finds
your site among the other related sites?)
Project technical requirements:
The site must be composed of at least 3 interlinked Web pages.
Make extensive use of images. (at least 6 images, at least 1 external,
and 1 transparent)
Use stylesheets to control layout
Use an embedded media element such as sound and/or video
Present a coherent category and navigation system