Web Design

Hsinyu Lin Instructor: Hsinyu Lin

Simon Pinkas Teaching Assistant: Simon Pinkas

This course focuses on the web as a medium for creative expression and artistic intervention. Through examples and exercises based on the theme of "Web as Utopia/Dystopia" students study the web in the tradition of art and activism, using techniques like collage, the cut-up, the fake, and strategies of artistic self-expression. Students also analyze these forms for their aesthetic, narrative, and social potentials. References to relevant artworks are provided, both in and outside the field of web-based art.

Project Documentation

Meshed (web)

Meshed (poster)

Course Materials




Vaidhyanathan, Siva. The Googlization of Everything: (and Why We Should Worry). Berkeley: U of California, 2011. Print.

Noble, Safiya Umoja. "Google Search: Hypervisibility as a Means of Rendering Black Women and Girls Invisible." InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture 19 (2013): n. pag. Web. 27 June 2016.

Nakamura, Lisa. "‘I WILL DO EVERYthing That Am Asked’: Scambaiting, Digital ShowSpace, and the Racial Violence of Social Media." Journal of Visual Culture 13.3 (2014): 25774. Print.

Chen, Adrian. "The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed." Wired.com . Conde Nast Digital, 23 Oct. 2014. Web. 27 June 2016.

Krappitz, Stefan. "Troll Culture." Diss. Merz Akademie, 2012. 3xwww . Stefan Krappitz, 2012. Web. 27 June 2016.

Mina, An Xiao. "Batman, Pandaman and the Blind Man: A Case Study in Social Change Memes and Internet Censorship in China." Journal of Visual Culture 13.3 (2014):35975. Print.