"Perhaps the initial appeal of the web to artists is the ease with which work can be distributed. It can be accessed by any web user who has the URL address. However most material on the web is passive, comprising in effect the retrieval of text and media in response to clicking on links and hotspots.
Of more interest is its potential for interactivity and two way connectivity. This means that the work is able to gather and process data from the user, that users are able to leave behind traces, and communicate with other users."
grant application 1998