Author: Freddie Bayne

group b: reload response

What exactly does mobility on the web mean? If one imagines web mobility as advanced search engines, a problem arises; one is working within a “contained database” as McPherson put it “which increasingly privilege commercial sites.” [206] The concern with the commercialized format of web browsing we are familiar with today is not only that it is organized and distributed…

Cult Exhibition and Internet

Walter Benjamin writes that art is received and valued on two different planes; cult value and exhibition value. Cult value is based in magic and ritual (“what mattered was their existence, not their being on view” 108) versus the spectacle nature of exhibition value, value based on being seen by everyone. With mechanical reproduction in mind, and moving on later…