Learning activity: get the basics right or The Good the bad and the ugly of the internet
Explain the following terms in your own words:
Internet: An evolving inorganic organism. It is a cumulative, hierarchical system made up of independent cells which communicate with one another through the routing of information to each other with no fixed, centralized source.
HTML: The genes of this organism.
Browser: A means of displaying the coded gene sequence into something tangible and accessible.
A means to access specific sections of the organism.
Surf the web and find sites you would consider to be great websites. Simultaneously, make a list of sites you consider bad web sites.
The Last Days of Ivory
Highly dynamic and beautiful site with an important message.
The Seven Digital Deadly Sins site by the National board of Film Canada
A deeply interactive and entertaining website which is visually outstanding and whose content is equally impressive.
The Guggenheims Countdown to Zero website
A visually and sonically beautiful journey into the arts in the 1950’s and 60’s.
Alfred Service website
Clever, whimsical, interactive and best designed site I’ve seen in a while.
Nothing really needs to be said.
You can’t unsee this.
Gates and fences
What is this? 1995?
Sosbee vs the FBI
Terrible conspiracy theory site.
Okay, I’ve seen some bizarre things on the internet but…what is even going on?
Most Japanese websites
Most Japanese websites are just cluttered with so many links and information that the reader invariably becomes overwhelmed and leaves.