Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2012, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (3): 28-32.

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From Traditional Graffiti to Network Graffiti


  1. (1 School of Humanities, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China;
    2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Network System and Network Culture(Beijing University of Posts and
    Telecommunications), Beijing 100876, China)
  • Received:2012-04-18 Online:2012-06-30


Traditional graffiti, with the characteristics of rebellion and grassroots, takes brushes, paint and wall as media The development of Internet facilitates the combination of art and computer technology and network graffiti which is featured by interactivity and sharing was born Through  comparing traditional graffiti with network graffiti, this paper analyzes principles and characteristics of network graffiti In the process of evolution from street art to network art, the rebellious feature of graffiti has been weakened, while its gaming and sharing features are strengthened In the era of Internet, the connection between graffiti and people’s life is closer and closer

Key words: traditional graffiti, network graffiti, computer technology, network art, network culture

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