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Hypermedia as an art form

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AliBlaBla
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 18:37:32 -0500 (EST)

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Hello friends!

I am sketching out the shape of my Art Ed Master's Thesis at Teachers College
this
semester. The working title is "Adolescents' attitudes toward co-authorship
in hypermedia art projects".

I want to facilitate a co-authored hypermedia project with a group of 10
kids, and
interview them before, during and after the creative process. I haven't
worked out the details yet, but I also want it to be action research. The
results will be published in traditional form, and of course in electronic
form -- probably HTML for the ease of accessibility thru the web, although a
glossy hyperstudio doc or CD-Rom would be neato, too.

I am just now starting my lit review and have found a lot about hypermedia
and co-authorship, but little specifically related to hypermedia as a pure
art form by children. For example, lots of hypermedia projects I have
located had some other curricular thrust, like social studies or science. I
would like to see something that is simply hypermedia art for its own sake.

So.......I am also starting a web-wide search for any hypermedia art
projects done by children and teens (this includes web pages coded by kids,
but *not* pages coded by adults with kids work in it). If there are any
great articles or projects you folks would like to direct my attention to,
please let me know. I'll share my findings and questions with this group and
the NAEA Electronic Media Interest Group as the project develops.

Of course, I'm gonna search the ArtsEdNet archive for messages, too, but I
haven't gotten around to that yet.

Feel free to send me file attachments or URL's of your students' hypermedia
work....Mac compatible preferred, IBM compat. is OK. Right now I have
Hyperstudio, KidPix and MMDirector, and lotsa web browsers to view any docs
you send. KidPix slideshows aren't really hypermdia, are they? It sort of
is, but sort of isn't....it's only linear, not interconnected. What do you
think?

Looking forward to your input....

Alison King
http://www.bway.net/~shorty


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