Curt Cloninger's graph plots net.art and web design as fear and rage, respectively, as though art shrinks timidly from the mainstream while design aggressively seeks out attention. The combination of the two at their extremities is a potent mix, while the absence of either one, we might assume, represents the position of the indifferent, uncreative user. Cloninger's graph is another visualization of the opposition between high-tech design and conceptual art that he expressed in his 2001 essay, "Conceptual Art Sucks": "the 'real' artist is a 7-foot tall, dreadlocked drum and bass DJ broadcasting via radio, satellite, broadband and cable. The 'conceptual' artist is a little 12-year-old kid mumbling into a paper cup." Cloninger is an assistant professor of multimedia arts & sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.