Friday, November 20, 2009


Computers provide us with a world to enter one that has no really boundaries except for how far we have advanced in coding and realism. We have become addicted to our computers and rely on them to give us information and to help us in keeping in touch with people who live miles away. This allows for a more convenient life style, but to make it more convenient we have transformed the computer and internet into almost a real world tool. Most websites are trying to go in a format that relates to the human condition of web use. What we have learned we will know thus allowing people to create things based around these laws. Though more people are breaking out and trying new things such as, making the web world seem more like real life by using commonly known textures, or how everything is formed to look like a home. This idea is great the only problem is it is never really like reality due to the separation through the screen and it will only be framed within this world.

The idea of having multiple screens on a computer is a brilliant idea due to the fact that it allows the user to choose what they want to see and how they wish to view it. Shall the picture plane be smaller or larger to fit the whole screen. This idea of freedom takes away from the illusionistic qualities as well. I see it as giving them freedom allows a viewer to be submerged in one thing but can also leave that illusion and seek out another one. This causes problems as the viewer is not getting the whole effect due to distractions.

Yes, I agree that the computer screen allows for the story to be told behind the screen that is projected to the viewer. Though in the ways of web the viewer is not seeing it as a cinematic screen or an illusion because they have the option of staying liner or becoming non-liner and producing their own illusion. This is where our user experience helps a designer rethink ideas to keep us interested in what there is to look at and how we are support to perceive this. So new designs are thought up and used based on us the user. You do not see that in any other technology where the user is the real player in what is created through out. Yes, they make new TV shows...but they never look to the viewer for ideas. Yes, new tv's are made but that is due to technology becoming higher quality. But, it is through web that designers and web gurus really look at the viewers for inspiration and praise in what they do. This inspiration leads to more ideas such as taking something 2-D and showing it as 3-D. This allows the user to fully experience what the creation is by seeing it at many different angles. This keeps the viewers attention because they are used to seeing this 3-D effect in real life which causes more relation to the work. Also, the idea of 3-D creates more of an illusion because they view it as a real time object even though its placed on a screen. This screen doesn't stop the viewer from exploring every corner and color of the new model. So in a way the screen is becoming just a frame it is what is inside of it that makes it so unique because we can relate to it so we create our own illusions.

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