Date of Award
Master of Arts
Art and Design
Art and Design (Intermedia)
Artists have always been experimenting with new media. The history of new media parallels the development of technology. For thousands of years, artists have been utilizing conventional oil paint or ink as their medium. Technological achievements of mankind has accelerated since the industrial revolution of the late 19th century. Today, technology is rapidly changing and with it, the artist's field is expanding. Not frustrated by technological change, artists who employ new media - such as video, computer, and photography - see themselves as part of this change and wish to participate in it. These artists are stimulated by the possibilities of new technology, not alienated by them. Like other artists who work in paint, wood or steel, these artists explore, and often subvert both the critical and technological potentials of the new media. Those technological advances have come from forward-thinking artists who probed the uses of media in their work. Of all new media introduced to art this century, the author chose to use the World Wide Web (WWW) as a visual art medium, because of its ability to reach a greater audience. The author's goal for this thesis is to inform viewers about his approach to making web-specific art.
Kim, Sangbum, "Web-specific art: the possibility to reach a greater audience without losing characteristic of the works of art" (2002). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 20124.