Assignment 6 – Kelly Adams

Megan Baker – Assignment #6

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Assignment 6 — Shelbea West

I agree with the reading. A lot of times while browsing the internet, I’ll see item after item–idea after idea, being copied. Art gets reposted without a link or credit to the original artist, images get stolen, and words get taken as quickly as the “post” button is clicked.
However, I never thought of the eight generatives that  the reading discusses. The one that stuck out the most to me was personalization. Personalization is huge these days! Everyone wants their own design for their phone, car, and everything else under the sun so that they can be unique and make a statement. As an artist, I think it’s important to keep this in mind when you get discouraged about the reposting and ‘theft’ of ideas on the internet because only you can generate personalized versions of your work.

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Amy Balcerak Assignment 6

Assignment 6 – Zack Behr

Homepage Edit


Gallery Page

Gallery Page Mouse Over

You’re welcome.

Assignment 6 – Ashley Hauck

Home Page

Gallery Page

Internal Page


“Better Than Free” Reaction

With all the new technology coming out these days, there are plenty of ways to access things in a cheaper, faster way (music, photos, books, movies, programs, etc.) The issue is, they are not always the best quality you could be getting. With that, there is the question of whether it is worth it or not. I feel that the price you pay for something mostly depends on time and quality. For example, the price you pay for immediacy depends how valuable your time is. If, for example, you are doing a homework assignment for a web-design, is it worth the time and money to take professional pictures? Or is it better to save time and money and download pictures from the internet? In every situation it is different. Quality can also be important for me. If, for instance, a new action-packed movie were to come out, it would be much more worth my time to pay and see it on the big screen than to watch it boot-legged on my small computer screen.


With the internet giving you free access to so many things, it is important to stop and think about whether it is worth it to jeopardize the quality, authenticity, personalization, etc in order to save yourself some time and money.



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Assignment 6—Jonathan Kwak


Assignment 6 – Kathy Wyche

Hotel Monaco Baltimore: monaco.jpg page.jpg page.jpg

Kelsey Cunningham Assignment 6


Better Than Free:


This article yells one of my closet friends name, even screams it. My buddy, since junior high until maybe now, got all his digital stuff for free. Where it be games or software, he got it for free. How did he exactly? He waited…and waited…and waited until said software was old and had better version out. Either that or he would just bootleg it. Movies, songs, you name it. The quality was horrible of course, but that didn’t matter to him. As long as he can save some money he was fine. As for me, I am the exact opposite. I feel good paying some cash for nice quality product as soon as it hits the shelf. Why? Because it feels I am lending a helping hand , financially, to those who spent hours/days or years making it …and also appreciative. Also the quality is good, that’s a perk.

Assignment 6 – Kelly Weiland


Here is my revised hotel home page:


My gallery page:


My internal page:

Jackie Conley Assignment 6

Redesign of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Homepage:

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Gallery:

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa Page:

“Better than free” Reaction:

“Better than free” discussed 8 other devices (9 counting trust) that are better than getting something for free. This was a useful article for considering what the consumer wants and looks for in a product or company. There are factors that are more valuable than just simply getting something for free, such as personalization, authenticity, and patronage. The customer will be willing to pay for something if it is reliable, accessible, and convenient. In turn, as a company, it is beneficial to consider what is more important than getting something for free, because it means you are considering the wants and needs of the consumer.

Blog Post – Assignment 6 – Kristabelle DelaCruz

The “Better Than Free” reading by Kevin Kelley was an interesting read. There are a lot of different things most people don’t really consider and Kelley did a great job pointing out those certain points. The idea of the internet being a “copy machine” is a good way to describe how the internet works. So many things are copied on the internet and people aren’t really aware of how freely this happens. Once something is on the internet and even if you delete it, it will never be deleted officially. Ideas are constantly copied, images are stolen, etc. Kelley goes over what can’t be copied and describes/explains why they are important. He related his points to the quality of “trust.” Kelley says,  ”Trust cannot be copied. You can’t purchase it. Trust must be earned, over time. It cannot be downloaded. Or faked. Or counterfeited (at least for long).” The eight “uncopyable values” he calls “generatives” are qualities that he considers to be unique and are “better than free.” (Immediacy, personalization, interpretation, authenticity, accessibility, embodiment, patronage, and findability) These generatives are all important in their own way. I enjoyed reading Kelley’s perspectives with each generative and the different scenarios he mentioned. I agree with the statements where he explains what he considers to be free and what exactly is valuable. I think that everyone will have their own opinion when it comes to this subject of what is valuable, especially with artists and their work, and the digital world.

Assignment 6-Max Resnick

Hotel Websites:

Home Page:

Gallery Page:

Internal Page:

“Better then Free” Response:

After reading this article I immediately thought of software programs just as lime wire or frost wire; which are programs where you are able to illegally download music, movies, pictures, etc. These downloadable programs are free, however the quality, resolution and so on are horrible to say the least. I am the type of person who will pay money for new and improved software, movies, games,and music. Having to reply on so called “free” innovations to me is a waste of time and energy. Most of the time free software has missing data or problems within the software itself. Therefore actually going out and purchasing that specific software, movie, music, or game that you are wanting will be worth the money spent because you will not have to worry about what may happen in the resulting of downloading. Downloading these types of technologies is basically stealing the work from others and not crediting them and as an artist I won’t want that to happen to me.

Homework Assignment 6 / Kaitlin Mueller



“Better Than Free”

Kevin Kelley’s article made me realize how our generation can get so much for free just from the internet. We may pay for internet service, but music, movies, videos, images etc are all available for free online. Immediacy, personalization, interpretation, authenticity, accessibility, embodiment, patronage, and findability supply value to free copies. “These new eight generatives demand an understanding of how abundance breeds a sharing mindset, how generosity is a business model, how vital it has become to cultivate and nurture qualities that can’t be replicated with a click of the mouse.”


Blog Post #6

After reading this, I have to completely agree. Actually I’m a little relieved that there are things that people will always hold value to. Authenticity plays a big role in my purchases. For example, I could easily find all of the Adobe programs I need for free but I chose to buy them anyway. I want to be assured that they will work properly, that there are no bugs or viruses attached, and that if I need support I can easily get it. I really don’t want my computer treating Photoshop as a threat in the middle of a big project. Interpretation is another factor that comes into play for me. There was an element I wanted for my webpage, so I tried to take it. I mostly understood how to “steal” all the elements that I needed, but it still didn’t work. I ended up buying it, so that it was packaged neatly for me and came with some directions. I also felt bad stealing something that someone took so long to design and program, so yay for patronage.

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response: design to challenge reality

Steffan Petersen Video Log


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Homework Assignment #6: Elizabeth Owens

Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk:

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Ian Law; Assignment 6

Ted Talk Response