Thursday, January 29, 2009
Coleman defines internet art as art that is created specifically with and for the online environment. She compares it to conceptual art in that they both emphasize the importance of audience interaction. I understand what “art on the net” refers to, but I’m still struggling to fully grasp what is meant by “internet art”. It seems like the students in the study were equally as confused and frustrated by this new art form. Although they became more accepting of internet art as they became more internet savvy, the students were still more comfortable navigating through traditional websites.“They did not like the fact that with internet art, they weren’t sure what they were looking at”. Whether or not they liked the art they were interacting with online, the fact that they were being taken out of their comfort zone, and were being challenged by the art was in itself an important learning experience.