For What It’s Worth: Sound Art Practices within Secondary School Curricula

This essay is based on my lecture given at Interface Critique, Berlin University of the Arts, November 7th 2014.

Thank you for hosting me. Today Im talking as the Geocities Institutes Head of Research, an advocate for computer users rights, and interface design teacher.

Ive been making web pages since 1995, since 2000 Im collecting old web pages, since 2004 Im writing about native web culture (digital folklore) and the significance of personal home pages for the webs growth, personal growth and development of HCI.

So I remember very well the moment when Tim OReilly promoted the term Web 2.0 and announced that the time of Rich User Experience has begun. This buzzword was based on Rich Internet Applications, coined by Macromedia,1 that literally meant their Flash product. OReillys RUE philosophy was also rather technical: The richness of user experiences would arise from of use of AJAX, Asynchronous Javascript and XML.

Jeremy Allaire: Macromedia Flash MXA next-generation rich client, macromedia whitepaper, 2002