September 29, 2008


There are many wild ideas from various artists featured in the New Media Art book. One in particular that caught my eye was the section on the Shredder. The Shredder is a site, which allows you to plug in any URL, and it will turn it into a piece of abstracted art. I thought it was a nice interactive way of making abstract images; since you would have to choose the URL to be shredded to unravel a neat new abstract version of the site you chose. I think this could be a fun and quick activity to use in a classroom with young students; especially if they participated in an art project, which was then posted online. Then they could plug in the URL that is linked to an image they already created and see it transform into something new. I could see a variety of students getting a kick out of this.