Tag: Olia Lialina

When the Medium Throttles the Messenger: The New Web and Media Literacy

Both of the readings assigned for today discuss the impact of media as opposed to their contents, and the new relationships between media, creator, and consumer. Olia Lialina’s “Vernacular Web 2” spends time on the relationship between amateur internet users and their personal websites as a medium. Lialina further explores Web 2.0’s the new focus on creation through services. User…

TheirSpace: Web Content and Control in Olia LiaLina’s “A Vernacular Web 2”

       In reading Olia Lialina’s “Vernacular Web 2,” I was particularly struck by her interest in the shift of the Web towards a more professionalized, formalized, template-centric platform that fosters a distancing between the Web and its users. Throughout the article, she highlights many ways in which the new, or ordinary, users of 2007 were taking part in,…