The Internet is not as democratic as we would like to believe. Even though the different platforms provide a multi-dimensional view on the content we wish to receive, it is still mainly created by those who are able to execute the means of power, needed to gain visibility on websites. In the project Authoritative by Design I explore the intricate ways in which offline means of communicating information are finding their way onto the Internet. Specifically, I take the case of news design to explore the tension created by the repurposing of offline design principles in combination with the opportunities presented by the online environment.
The project ‘Authoritative by design’ explains how digital expression by image and text is easily misinterpreted and manipulated. The project was a part of my graduation at the art academy Willem de Kooning and was rewarded with high prestige. The following link can be used to access the online archive and exhibition: https://authoritativebydesign.com/
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