Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Cyberynth, exactly?

There's no clear answer to this question. While Cyberynth can be enjoyed as an online art gallery - a space in which individual electronic art objects are exhibited - this is not the only outcome that the artist had in mind.

Cyberynth might also be seen as a kind of "cyberstuff" sculpture - an attempt to carve out an object from the medium of the Internet. Or, perhaps, an architectural metaphor is more appropriate - a building of sorts, or a complex of crafted structures.

In any case, Cyberynth is an exploration. And, comments are surely welcome and should be sent to this address:


Who is the artist?

Richard Dillman lives in a small town in northern Pennsylvania, USA. He has worked as a computer systems analyst, and as a college professor at a small liberal arts college in north central Maryland where he taught courses in computer programming, human communication, and general systems theory. His communication studies web site - HAPPY FUN COMMUNICATION LAND - has been recognized by The Internet Scout Report as one of the better educational sites on the Internet. He can be reached by email at:


Is there a map of Cyberynth?
(Why is it so hard to "get around" in Cyberynth?)

Parts of the Cyberynth interface are set up in the style an online "puzzle adventure" game. Cyberynth contains trap doors, tunnels, secret chambers and levels within levels of image galleries. Cyberynth is meant to be explored.

There is no official map. Wandering around Cyberynth and making your own map is part of the experience.

Most Cyberynth galleries are based on an HTML document that loads a Flash movie. The HTML documents can be bookmarked, but because of the way they are constructed, the Flash movies cannot.


Why does Cyberynth use Shockwave Flash?

Macromedia Corporation's Shockwave technology provides the best available balance among animation features, cost, and availability. The Shockwave Player is a free browser plug-in that works with most browsers and computer operating systems and is a standard feature on most current browsers. This means that most visitors will not have to do anything special to view Cyberynth (although some may have to download and install the player).


Can I buy a copy of one of the Cyberynth images?
(Is there a Cyberynth store?)

(Are the Cyberynth Images copyrighted?)
(What is the little gray button next to each of the images?)

The Cyberynth web site and the images presented at the site are copyrighted by the artist. There is a little gray button on each page that brings up the copyright notice.

At the moment there is no Cyberynth store. Inquiries about as to the purchase of an image or set of images should be directed to the artist. [There are no mass produced versions of the Cyberynth images. Be aware that image production takes time and can be expensive. Images can be printed on high quality photo paper, although the colors will differ somewhat from the screen images. Digital versions of Cyberynth images as Flash, JPEG or Photoshop, can be delivered via CD. These colors, too, may differ somewhat from the web versions.]

Some Cyberynth images have been refomated for use as desktop wallpaper or screen savers. These are available for free download.


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