or Multiple Identity
Homepage is one's identity in the Net. The first impression of a
homepage often crucially affects our wish to go deeper into it.
A human being can't have different faces at a discretion, a book can't
have different covers simultaneously, a song or film can't have few
beginnings. A homepage on the contrary can easily be multiple. You don't
like that one? - Switch to another!
Making choices is an unresolvable problem. Why this or that? Why do you
think you like black pants and Macintosh? Choosing something definite we
immediately limit ourselves. The necessity of making choices offends me.
Karl Marx said that freedom is realised necessity. I would say that
freedom is above all freedom from necessity of making choices. We should
not forget that people that new very well what to choose gave us fascism,
bolshevism and postmodernism.
Thinking about Moscow WWWArt Centre's homepage I found out that:
1. I am not able to give a proper face to it because I don't know what is
2. I don't have to - it can have multiple face created by different
3. I can shift off at least one choice to others (viewers).
4. It's a good and natural (unlike many clumsy attempts to bring
different egos together in the Net) chance to make a collaborative
project with other people and create a multi-site piece spread through
the Net with a collective author.
I see it like this:
Once switched to Moscow WWWArt Centre's URL a viewer will see a list of
available Moscow WWWArt Centre's homepages - all created by different
artists. Each homepage is completely it's author's creature and
intellectual property. It may contain a link to (and from) it's creator
pages. The only limitation from Moscow WWWArt Centre is that this page
must contain three links - to three groups (and sublists) that you can
find at it's present state: Information, Communication and
Self-expression (winf.htm, wcom.htm and wart.htm respectively). These
links can appear as words, GIFs, maps, forms etc. I would welcome if
artists create Moscow WWWArt Centre's homepages as parts of their current
projects and make links to it from within their sites.
I hope that Moscow WWWArt Centre's project will stimulate artists to
develop it or/and give impulses to new projects.
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