EXPLANATION OF COLOR SCHEMES AND SPATIAL METAPHORS OF SITE
We deliberately composed this
site with specific color schemes and spatial metaphors in mind. The
following is an explanation of our endeavors:
Splash Page--The colors of the
haunted house are dark and foreboding. The flowing lake is
eyecatching and invites the visitor to move into the site. The music. Bach's Tocatta fugue, is both eerie
and entertaining. It establishes a tone of playful seriousness.
Main Page--We attempted to convey
meaning with the spatial metaphors of our main page by
assigning monsters certain regions of the page as their 'proper' domain:
Monsters --Conventionally relegated to the basement of hierarchical societies,
our freaks and psychotic killers found themselves physically
corralled in the dank cellar of the house.
placed our bibliographic information in the library, purposefully
between the freaks and the technological monsters. This suggests that
human hubris and lust for knowledge lead to technological monsters.
Monsters--Technological monsters reside at the apex of the house.
These monsters represent humanity's indiscretions and
overreaching of 'natural' bounds. However well the experiment
is designed, the monsters remain susceptible to the caprices
of the natural world (represented by the lightning).
Monsters--The undead dead grew out of the earth from which they came.
These monstersrefuse to die and are linked with the outside
world they inhabit.
Monsters--These creatures are a product of humanity's intervention in nature.
They exist because humans mistreat the environment, provoking an
outraged response. They reside, obviously, outdoors.
General Colors of Individual Pages--
Monsters--Psychos--Red, the color of blood, rage, and insanity represents
Freaks--Pink, the color of the unwanted, the marginalized, brings to life our freaks.