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Contemporary Chinese Art- another kind of view

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With the rapidly growing population of Internet users, many artists now utilize the

Internet as a mean to both access and create artworks, which themselves have a newfound

opportunity to communicate with the greater public. However, the heavily technologically

oriented medium still is in its initial stage of development. While post-secondary students utilize technology to make art, the field of Internet art is new and not understood, particularly in terms of effective pedagogy. The combination of art and technology has been evolving quickly and is difficult for some people to understand and accept, not to mention that the definitions of art

change over time and place, and computer technology is rapidly evolving. Selected artists in this study revealed their processes of creating artworks, their aesthetic views, and their concepts of Internet art, which offered data for better understanding the new media and how it may best be taught to post-secondary students. From a humanistic perspective, this research project was

designed to investigate the ontology and functions of Internet art within the contexts of aesthetics and postmodern culture, drawing implications for post-secondary education

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