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This very odd and pop-style web page of young Chinese Kenneth Tin Kin Hung uses a very humorous and satirical way of dealing with world politics. The creative tool that mainly characterises the style is a collage technique that links photographs and graphics that recall neon sign advertising.
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||60X1.com is a website whose sole content consists of splash pages- the opening pages for most websites, usually containing a small
amount of graphics. After clicking through all the splash pages the spectator will find there is actually no core content, opening the
question of definition regarding content in web pages.
60X1.com is designed to be user-unfriendly, aiming to serve as a counter structure to the model of most successful websites- portal sites
where all the links are contained in one interface in order to generate a maximum number of hits, instead 60X1 is designed to generate a
minimum amount of hits with it's long domain name, one way navigation and it's big file sizes of images, existing as an experiment to test
viewers' patience and expectation, as well as calling the internet into question as a forum for communication.
One way navigation denies the concept of the internet being a web.
The experiments on internet communication continue within 60X1. Certain elements in this site play with phenomena that only exist within
the confines of the internet-the Hoax, irresponsible postings on numerous message boards, and strange identities that only exist in cyber
worlds including Asian Prince, Supergreg, GeorgeWgirls, Peter Pan etc...Take Asian Prince as an example: The original identity of the now
so-called Asian prince was a Vietnamese glamrock singer in the late seventies. In late 1999 an anonymous man found the image and
applied a whole new identity, Asian Prince onto this retired rock star's image. After this secondary manipulation, 60X1.com comes in and
remanipulates the readymade identity. The manipulations can have several directions. I can erase the post original and apply a new set of
meanings onto the figure or simply extend an already constructed identity€.. This process of altering meaning and identity can only be seen
in the internet realm because the creator/manipulator usually perceives the internet as a medium that does not have to bear too much
responsibility (no censorship) while publishing controversial material. One interesting anecdote is one morning I actually received a
phone call from a woman who desperately wanted to meet Asian Prince, thus taking the process of three constructed and shifting
identities and their subsequent meanings and turning it once more with a fourth process-elements of the virtual world transcend and
60X1.COM will keep proliferating until it reaches sixty splash pages. Keep clicking the "enter” button until you see the last page. Bon