Maggie Walsh’s Response to Walter Benjamin

This piece was not exactly the most riveting piece I have ever read, but it definitely had its points. I had an interesting time designing the webpage to accompany my reflection.


I would like to point out how I used a particularly distracting gif, so that the reader had to concentrate on the information I put on the webpage. It was a symbolic metaphor, referring to Benjamin’s quote,

“Masses seek distraction, art demands concentration.”

If my website was meant for masses, they could very well become distracted by my mesmerizing gif. But, if they found the true “art” which, in this case would be my written interpretation of Benjamin’s text, they would have to truly “concentrate.”

It’s a bit of a stretch, but I found an abstract interpretation was easiest under the circumstances of limited coding ability.

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