This project is a collaboration between students in China and America under the instruction of Tom R. Chambers at Zhaoqing University (Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, China) and Chan Ying Kit at Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.).

The students at each institution explore the use of HTML and web page building to tell a personal story. Click on the links below to view/read their experiences [Note: For Zhaoqing University, you may have to go to "view", "text encoding" then "Simplified Chinese (GB 2312)" to be able to see the Chinese characters; and to be able to understand, you'll have to translate the language.]:


Chen Jie Ling

Chen Li Ping

He Jing Ya

Huang Chun Juan

Jian Shi Ting

Li Teng Fei

Liu Fu Jian Wen

Liu Fang

Lu De Chang


Luo Ju

Qi Yuan Yi

Su Yi

Wang Lin Qiong

Wu Shi Xin

Zhang Man Quan

Zheng Jie

Zhou Fan

Zhou Xue Juan

University of

Brandon Radford

Chris Hudepohl

Daniel Kessler

Kendra Bratcher

Sarah Collins

Virginia Rose

Yuriy Lozitskiy

University of

Nicole Walker

Nathan Townsend 1

Nathan Townsend 2

Lindsey Wilts

The Zhaoqing University students are Freshman [Grade 1] art majors, and this is their first exposure to working with basic HTML and Web page building. Their Net stories ... concepts and mechanics ... are simple but generally, creative with an innocence that bespeaks today's youth in China, at least for these first-year students coming straight from the protected environment of "home" and the primary/secondary education system. China's one-child policy leans towards overprotection by the parents which in turn leads to an inwardness and lack of exposure to societal mores for the child/student.

The University of Louisville students are Junior design majors, and this is their first exposure as well to working with basic HTML and Web page building. Their Net stories ... concepts and mechanics ... are a bit more involved in terms of utilization of frames/thumbnail-image links, and the content is "older" ... at a more mature level ... due to differences in age and societal mores.

This process is a beginning for these students to get more involved with Web design and Web/Net art, and it sensitizes them to sequential thinking, generating storyboards and performing tasks as a producer/director in creating a multilayered project. They are more cognizant of the Internet and what's involved in putting a Web page online. And they're more aware and knowledgeable of presenting and promoting their works online as artists.

Go to NET STORIES Web page at University of Louisville.

Go to the FLASH STORIES project that the above Chinese students participated in as a collaboration with students in America at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.