The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web.
Whilst watching an interview with artist Bill Viola, he talks of the alternative world he discovered when he fell into a lake and saw the under water environment, it was viewing this world that informed all his future work. I find this poignant and relevant to the world-wide web in that the web has several million alternative worlds that could potentially inform the aspiring artist if they take the time to explore what lies beneath.
It important to consider the ways that the internet can change the behaviour of vulnerable sectors of society, certain individuals have the potential of neurological changes that could be instigated by extended interaction with social media and various other web pages.
This was discussed during the Web use and Neuropsalitity t symposium that took place