1, What is present shock? When everything happens now

– How does RushKoff describe it? your present is more important than your future what’s happening now not later.

2. What is convergence culture? When old technology meets new technology.

-What might be an example of this experience (your experience) of the convergence culture Jenkins describes? Combining movies with social network sites.

3. What might Jenkins mean by participatory culture’s? opposite of consumer culture. A culture in which private persons act as not only consumers but creators, contributors and producers.

– How have you experienced or hear about it? Internet, social networking, YouTube, tumbler.

Aesthetic Experience Notes: 8/21/13

  • Aesthetic Experience- design website.
  • Overlooked aspect of user experience and aesthetic of the experience

– How the info. is read or perceived by the user.

– usability, human factors, overall aesthetic experience.

  • Communicating a message to an addressee.

– Who is your target audience? My professor, classmates, and to the public.

  • Web design differs greatly from book design – but still standard principle – user readability

– basic aesthetic

– typeface – font legible

– paragraph – formatting – flow

– color – text background

– light/dark contrast.

  • grid system
  • ABA form and variations – widgets.
  • Typography and Image – header image.
  • Legibility – image is NOT interfering.


“Introduction: “Worship at the Alter of Convergence” – by Henry Jenkins (2006) A new Paradigm for Understanding Media Change.

1) Jenkins argues against the idea of convergence being understood primarily as a technological process. Instead what does he say converance represents?

– Why is all of this important for artists and designers?

2) What is the difference between media and delivery technologies/systems?

3) Describe to your group what you responded to from this article in your blog post?


What is remediation? the notion of media informing the identities of other media.

What is reverse Remediation?  Rather than simply digitizing earlier print media, the artists produce static graphic prints from the medium of digital video

Pick out and discuss a few moments where the relations=hip/interaction of the “old media” (print/drawing/wood) and the “new media” (digital video).


Participatory Network Art

From “Participatory 2 page:

  • Learning to Love You More ( Fletcher + July)
  • London Wall (Thomson and Craighead)
  • We Think Alone (Miranda July)
  • Inbox Victory (Evan Roth)


1. How does it invite the audience into the art? Is the work physical/sensory/emotional/creative (similar/different to the works in the Interactive + Participatory Art reading)? It makes the audience feel that you are involved and bring out your creativity like a game. The work is more physical and creative because they instruct you to how to do the art and makes you think about what you want to do.

2. What is the concept or the artists intention behind the work? (review artist statement research online). To be able to feel involved and that anyone can try to make the work.

3. How is the participant expected to interact with the work? By reading the directions and doing your best.




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