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Humanities and Arts: Sharing Center Stage on the Internet (RFC2150)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002707D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Max: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document is designed primarily for individuals who have limited knowledge of, or experience with, the Internet.

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Network Working Group J. Max

Request for Comments: 2150 W. Stickle

FYI: 31 Rainfarm

Category: Informational October 1997

Humanities and Arts: Sharing Center Stage on the Internet

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document is designed primarily for individuals who have limited

knowledge of, or experience with, the Internet.

The purpose of this document is to provide members of the Arts and

Humanities communities with an introduction to the Internet as a

valuable tool, resource, and medium for the creation, presentation,

and preservation of Arts and Humanities-based content.

The intended audience is practicing artists, scholars, related

professionals, and others whose knowledge, expertise and support is

important to ensuring that the Arts and Humanities are well-placed in

the global information infrastructure.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction............................................... 3

1.1 Definition of Arts and Humanities......................... 3

2. What does the Internet mean to the "Artist?"............... 4

2.1 Access to the Global Community............................ 5

2.2 Sharing Your Work and Collaborating with Others........... 6

2.3 Freely Available Software, and Other Information.......... 8

3. What is the Internet?...................................... 8

3.1 What is the World Wide Web?............................... 9

4. How does the Internet Work?................................ 10

4.1 Internet Addresses........................................ 11

4.1.1 Computer Addresses and Hostnames......................... 12

4.1.2 Addresses of People on the Internet...................... 12

4.1.3 Information Addresses, Locators, URLs.................... 13

4.2 How Does the World Wide Web Work?......................... 14

4.3 Other, Higher Level Protocols on the Internet............. 15

5. Forums..................................................... 16

5.1 Message Based Communications.............................. 16

5.1.1 Electronic Mail - email.................................. 17

5.1.2 Newsgroups............................................... 17

5.1.3 Electronic Bulletin Board System - BBS .................. 18

5.2 Real-Time Communications.............