If you forget this password, don’t lose sweat, a new password can easily be arranged for and most take only a few days to a week to administer.“I attribute much of the maturation of the digital arts to bandwidth and resolution. Inexpensive computing power democratizes the tools, thus allowing non-institutional artists free range in what was once the playground of the technical or academic elite.” – Dwight Newton
My argument for this equation is that you cannot have accessibility, the main thrust and purpose of social media, without accountability and transparency.
The YouTube Orchestra is notable for so many reasons: again, the democratization and accessibility themes – AND one I don’t know if many people realized – changing the rehearsal process for every group of large performing arts bodies: choirs, orchestras, and even dancers!
I was glad this screen shot was made. Earlier in the day the screen was littered with someone drawing “BJ” over and over. This is a digital media version of the exquisite corpse.” The technique was invented by Surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called Consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. Surrealism principal founder André Breton reported that it started in fun, but became playful and eventually enriching. Breton said the diversion started about 1925, but Pierre Reverdy wrote that it started much earlier, at least before 1918.”
Most hopeful authors use a blog platform to write their stories, but Kevin Killian uses a most unusual platform = Amazon.com reviews.
Obviously with opera, the end result is a sung/composed performance – but the content and libretto were user-generated.
Learningtoloveyoumore.com The project is officially closed – but it is sweet.
We already saw the theme of social change in the art examples above, it’s almost impossible to NOT have that when using in social media.
Notes this is “small d democracy” – I am not promoting any particular political system.
Art, Culture, and Technology
Arts, Culture, and Technology:<br />The Digital and Social Media Renaissance <br />(and other things I think are neat-o.)<br />Presentation by @meloncamp for Social Media Club Detroit<br />Wednesday, September 23rd<br />Goldfish Tea House, Royal Oak<br />Photo by greefus groinks<br />
Handouts are for Earth-Haters<br />Or, How to Shamelessly Drive Traffic to Your Blog During a Lecture<br />Visit<br />www.artandavarice.com<br />for the virtual handout. <br />
From Electronic Monasteries to Thriving Communities<br />In 1997 free email was a revolutionary idea<br /><ul><li>By 2001, all this free email caused concern over how the Internet would advance communication, because of the fact that we had no need to leave our houses to do so.
From the June 2001 edition of fineArt Forum, an online arts journal, editor Nisar Keshvani laments…</li></li></ul><li>
The Social Media Renaissance<br />The Social Media Equation<br />Accessibility<br />For both content providers and users<br />Free or low-cost ways to do everything: publish words, art, music, photography, etc.<br />Accountability<br />New avenues for ownership or collaboration<br />Even “Giving it away” (i.e. creative commons) presupposes ownership<br />Transparency<br />Free exchange of ideas<br />Small percent of exchanges are anonymous/fraudulent<br />Access to information<br />
Social Media and the Rehearsal Process<br />How social media is revolutionizing the rehearsal process<br />Google Docs and Spreadsheets<br />YouTube public/private settings<br />The Social Media Equation: Accessibility =Accountability and Transparency<br />
Social Media, Art, & Social Change<br /><ul><li>Everyone can add art to their day!</li></li></ul><li>Social Media, Art, & Social Change<br /><ul><li>Social media brings us images and stories from around the world with ease
The Equation Evolves<br />With that freedom comes visibility and responsibility.<br />
3 Local Ideas for Social Media Artists and Advocates:<br />1 Organize a Gallery Crawl for Art Detroit Now<br />October 2-3, 2009 (next weekend!)<br />2 Organize a Slideluck Potshow<br />Convene, take pictures, upload<br />3 Join Ypsilanti’s Spur Studios<br />An artist’s commune for all types of art: visual, musical, performance<br />4 Join The Key Performance Arts<br />Original Metro Detroit musical revolutionizing the rehearsal process through social media<br />
3 Steps to Being Incredible (as an artist, businessperson, human):<br />Step1: Realize there is always someone more talented than you are at what you do.<br />Step 2: Realize they will not always be as motivated as you are. <br />Step 3: Keep on creating, because tenacity beats talent 99% of the time. <br />Bonus Step: No man is an island: collaborate. “Simply put, teams of people can do more together, better, than any individual can do alone…” Chris Hueur, for SocialMediaClub.org<br />
Discussion<br />Thoughts on The Social Media Equation:<br />Accessibility = Accountability + Transparency<br />How has creative commons changed art, music, and social media?<br />Group hugs are fun but…isn’t crowd-sourcing killing design/music/etc.? <br />Share Your Favorite Art/Media Site and Why<br />