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Visual Education and The Internet Camp: A Study of Underprivileged Children and Their Web Pages
Unformatted Document Text:  13 voice to be heard by “hanging” their web pages on a server for others to see. However likely or unlikely it was that others would access the kid’s web pages, it would, hopefully, give them a sense of expressive empowerment and provide insights about the children. Expression can, indeed, be very powerful. “Expression, like construction, signifies both an action and its result” (Dewey, 1934, p. 82). The creative activities of the Internet Camp were, then, the “action” while the web pages constituted the “result” of the expressive act in which the children were engaged. Analysis of the Web Pages The analysis focuses on the aesthetic characteristics, especially those concerning the technique and style of the children’s web pages. Meaning lies in the interplay of the aesthetic forces associated with the techniques used by the children in their construction of the web pages. Meaning is subtly conveyed through visual style, yet it is readily accessible; it is an intuitive function of visual literacy. Messaris (1997) says “we sense style even if we cannot say how” (p. 82). This is true for the children and their web page designs. Analysis of the web pages designed by the children finds some discernable patterns. Some of the technical and stylistic concepts common for most of their web pages are simple, colorful, incomplete, naive, inexperienced, and unsophisticated. Rather than dismiss these traits as amateurish, or lacking skill in web design, we, as critics might see them as parts of a particular stage in the children’s development. These qualities may be derivative of the underprivileged, at-risk condition the children may be in. They may just be the qualities of a learner, or an amateur. There are also constraints related to the use of HTML they may be affecting the style of

Authors: Mullen, Lawrence.
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voice to be heard by “hanging” their web pages on a server for others to see. However likely or
unlikely it was that others would access the kid’s web pages, it would, hopefully, give them a
sense of expressive empowerment and provide insights about the children.
Expression can, indeed, be very powerful. “Expression, like construction, signifies both
an action and its result” (Dewey, 1934, p. 82). The creative activities of the Internet Camp were,
then, the “action” while the web pages constituted the “result” of the expressive act in which the
children were engaged.
Analysis of the Web Pages
The analysis focuses on the aesthetic characteristics, especially those concerning the
technique and style of the children’s web pages. Meaning lies in the interplay of the aesthetic
forces associated with the techniques used by the children in their construction of the web pages.
Meaning is subtly conveyed through visual style, yet it is readily accessible; it is an intuitive
function of visual literacy. Messaris (1997) says “we sense style even if we cannot say how” (p.
82). This is true for the children and their web page designs.
Analysis of the web pages designed by the children finds some discernable patterns.
Some of the technical and stylistic concepts common for most of their web pages are simple,
colorful, incomplete, naive, inexperienced, and unsophisticated. Rather than dismiss these traits
as amateurish, or lacking skill in web design, we, as critics might see them as parts of a particular
stage in the children’s development. These qualities may be derivative of the underprivileged,
at-risk condition the children may be in. They may just be the qualities of a learner, or an
amateur. There are also constraints related to the use of HTML they may be affecting the style of


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