Assignment 2 : Project hope: A hypertext tribute to Hope
Title: Project Hope
Author Surname: Strasser
Author First Name: Reiner
Additional Authors: Annie Abrahams, Alan Sondheim
Publication Date : Web Publication, n.d.
Tags & Keywords: new media; webart, cyberpoetry.
Project hope: A Hypertext Tribute to Hope
The Internet is increasingly being defined by new digital technologies that empower
users to develop, create, rate, and distribute Internet content and applications (O’Reilly
|Image 1: Tree of Hope|
This is a website with thirty five artistic web creations placed under one window. Each point click leads you to an unexpected experience of participatory creation. This is a page for hope, co created by many artists. This is, as the website call page defines, “a step one for: new media, net art, cyber poetry works”.
|Image 2: Road Trip - Start the tour|
I will – I Can’t bring about the struggle of hope within every individual.
|Image 3: I will I can't|
The monologue # 16: Shalom Alcheme seems to point out the ongoing struggle of war and peace.
|Image 4: Illusion of Hope|
New media theorist Scott Lash (as cited in Beer, 2009) has recently spoken of what he describes as a ‘new new media ontology’. This is a term designed to capture a shift toward forms of living in which information becomes active in shaping lifestyles and environments (Beer, 2009, p.987). This website and various artistic expressions in it can be seen as tangible evidence for media and technology filtering into everyday lives of our lives and becoming part of our ontological expressions.
Lash, S. (2007). Power after Hegemony Cultural Studies in Mutation?; Theory, Culture & Society, 24(3), 55–78.
Beer, D (2009). Power through the algorithm? Participatory web cultures and the technological unconscious. New Media & Society 11(6), 985–1002.
Hermida, A., & Thurman, N. (2008). A Clash of Cultures: The integration of user-generated content within professional journalistic frameworks at British newspaper websites; Journalism Practice, 2(3), 343-356.
Image 1: Retrieved from: http://nonfinito.de/hope/works/jorge.html
Image 2: Retrieved from: http://www.starlastensaas.net/hope/index.html
Image 3: Retrieved from: http://nonfinito.de/hope/works/yes_beckett.html
Image 4: retrieved from: http://www.ducthuan.com/Monologue/Mono16/mono1601.htm