Authority of Image in Internet Space

  • Jang, Seo-Youn (Department of Global Media, Soongsil University) ;
  • Lim, Chan (Department of Global Media, Soongsil University)
  • Received : 2019.02.15
  • Accepted : 2019.02.28
  • Published : 2019.03.31


Language and letter are represented by a combination of its signifier and signified. All symblos are commonly calling direct attention to people who are living in the physical world. However, in cyberspace, the image takes control once inhabited by the language. Cyberspace with anonymity and deoent physical nature has something with physical laws. In this space the statue transcends the imaginary realm. Ideology gives a greater connotation by giving a series of regulation to images floating in cyberspace. Even if various media have the same image, the meaning of the image changes depending on which ideology is used. The impact of this on the public is great. In this study, I discuss the ideology in cyberspace where is supposedly wide open to who visits and spreads all the thoughts without suppression and the human body. The main ideas would be who owns the ideology and what does it want to control and how the people would react to the ideology. This paper would eventually head the prototype that visualizes above ideas. Though the interactive media it will also show the subject in the real world is accept the images floating in the cyberspace without any doubts.



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Figure 1. Artwork by Joshua Davis

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Figure 3. Keyword searching in real-time

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Figure 4. Searched Images Inputting a text ‘apple’

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Figure 2. by Jonathan Harris

Table 1. Ordinary language and cyberspace image

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Table 2. Process of the Prototype Procedure

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Supported by : Soongsil University


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