CAVES – Online Intervention

How it should look like when you're on the website.

Using this virtual space created by myself, a website gives me a bit more control while still being able to give collaborators freedom into their contribution of images. Visitors just share and I reveal. We all give these images homes, a place of belonging.

Something I discovered during the process of getting this website started was that not only did it become EXTREMELY important for me to reach out to people physically and virtually, but it also became crucial in how I worded my instructions so that I would not take too much of the visitors' time. I had to keep in mind that people would not want to spend too much time on this site as it was created to be a platform where people just stop and go on with their lives.

With this project, I’m particularly interested in the concept of creating a platform/site that becomes this library/archive of found images picked by me and those who visit the site. However, instead of just throwing a plethora of images found on the internet, I am more curious as to how the choice of titling I made for each category(shown in the second image) can generate a specific genre of images and by doing so, I also want to explore whether words have more power/meaning to the general public rather than visual elements which in this case would be the colors I utilized to represent each category. These images gathered can illustrate how something that seems mundane and without purpose can embrace its normal qualities while also exploring the possibility of becoming something that is treasured and special.

Using this virtual space created by myself, a website gives me a bit more control while still being able to give collaborators freedom into their contribution of images. Visitors just share and I reveal. We all give these images homes, a place of belonging.

Something I discovered during the process of getting this website started was that not only did it become EXTREMELY important for me to reach out to people physically and virtually, but it also became crucial in how I worded my instructions so that I would not take too much of the visitors' time. I had to keep in mind that people would not want to spend too much time on this site as it was created to be a platform where people just stop and go on with their lives.

With this project, I became particularly interested in the concept of creating a platform/site that becomes this library/archive of found images picked by me and those who visit the site. However, instead of just throwing a plethora of images found on the internet, I am more curious as to how the choice of titling I made for each category(shown in the second image) can generate a specific genre of images and by doing so, I also want to explore whether words have more power/meaning to the general public rather than visual elements which in this case would be the colors I utilized to represent each category. In another sense, I end up taking images from those who submit them and begin to appreciate what they saw in that particular image. These images gathered can illustrate how something that seems mundane and without purpose can embrace its normal qualities while also exploring the possibility of becoming something that is treasured and special.

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