Designed Space

Jeff Pack '99, Brown University (English 112, 1996)

Cyberspace and Literary Theory

The existence of a Creator in the natural world has long been debated, but in digital space the issue is more clear. Every space has the will of a Creator behind it; it can be assumed that every space has a design, a specific (though not necessarily dedicated) purpose.

Since every space has been specifically created, every space reflects an ideology, a set of unspoken assumptions. For instance, links in an HTML document are usually described by their text; for instance, a link labelled return to beginning can reasonably be expected to return the reader to the "beginning" of the web.


Cyberspace Web Digital Redefinitons Places