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Yes, Selfies Can Be Feminist. But...   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 2/6/15

I was naively unprepared for the wave of vitriol I woke up to on Twitter from Caitlin Stasey, the 24-year-old former Neighbours actress and founder of herself.com, following my article last week which attempted to discuss several interesting new art exhibitions and platforms that deal with female self-image online: "Can Selfies Be Feminist?" @onaartist @ArtSlant this article declares tht self expressions of nudity r countr productive 2 feminist agenda w no real explanation as 2 y — caitlin stasey (@caitlinstasey) Februa... [more]

Can Selfies Be Feminist?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 2/4/15

Selfie culture makes me a bit queasy: they've become an easy tool for anyone to use to get validation from an image-biased society. They exacerbate a myriad of social problems and can often come from a sad place, rather than one of empowerment, posing a real dilemma: should we exploit our looks to promote ourselves? As a consequence, selfies are surfacing in a new way in the work of young digital artists. Selfies are being wilfully dragged into feminist discourse. A lot of artists are readily a... [more]

A FB Chat with the Creator of SAIC Secret Admirers   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/21/14

SAIC Secret Admirers was started in March of 2013. The Facebook page for anonymously posting amorous yearnings quickly took off, garnering likes from over 50% of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago student body. While speculation swirled as to who was behind the page, the secret was kept until just recently when artist Anna Russett came forward as the administrator behind the page. We sat down over Facebook to chat about Secret Admirers, butt stuff, and social media as a platform for contempor... [more]

The Internet Will Not Be Fooled: On Hubris and Russia's MH17 Photoshop Fail   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/19/14

On November 15th, an article titled “Kremlin Has Mastered Propaganda, But Not Photoshop: Fake MH17 Photo Lights Up RuNet” was posted on Global Voices. The article detailed an event that occurred a few days before that had since become a widespread source of mockery and digital response, first on RuNet and then beyond. RuNet, for those unfamiliar, comprises Russian-language internet domains and websites—the essential digital component of contemporary Russian culture. The RuNet sensat... [more]

#TerribleDecisions: #CosbyMeme Edition   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/12/14

The lack of foresight and the unwillingness to learn from recent history resulted this week in Bill Cosby tweeting a photo of himself smiling under the words “Happy Monday” with the instructions, “Go ahead, meme me! BillCosby.com/CosbyMeme #Cosby Meme.” In his solicitation of public response, Cosby chose a medium in which he had no control or editing power over the results. The tweet has since been deleted, after it got exactly what he asked for. It's *amazing* that Bill Cosby's PR thought #CosbyMeme was going t... [more]

Ello: Is it Good for Artists?  
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9/29/14 Posted 9/29/14

We hate Facebook, but we use it anyways. Its distressing “real name” policy, emotional manipulation for research and the extortion of revenue from small businesses, magazines, non-profits, etc who now must pony up in order for their posts to show in more than 10% of their own fans’ feeds has compounded to make the behemoth social network universally reviled. Unfortunately, no new social media network has come along to take its place. Along comes Ello. Last week, ironically, Twitter... [more]

Social Media Contest, “POP Your Culture With The Warhol D.I.Y. Pop App” (21-31 Mar. 2013)  
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3/22/13 Posted 3/22/13

(Excerpt from 'Translation and Localization Agency Acclaro, Andy Warhol Museum to Host Social Media Contest' posted by Visual Arts News Desk on BWW Art World on Mar. 21, 2013. Found here http://m.bwwartworld.com/article/Translation-and-Localization-Agency-Acclaro-Andy-Warhol-Museum-to-Host-Social-Media-Contest-20130321#sthash.jYhYobH6.dpbs)   Acclaro is an international translation and localization agency that translates websites, marketing campaigns, documents, software and apps for businesses and organizations. New York-based translation and localization agency Acclaro announces "POP Your Culture With The W... [more]

#geoff_deweaver, #Linkedin ,There are 707,803 "Artist" on LinkedIn,and why I'm ranked number 2 !  
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2/22/12 Posted 2/22/12

  If your on LinkedIn ,or have come from the LinkedIn site,you'll know already that you can search from their members base of 150,000,000 people/registered users for just about any kind of Professional . I'm an Artist,so it's vital that I show up in the first few pages of the search if someone is looking for a particular type of Artist, as people nowadays are hardly likely to spend copious amounts of time doing so. If your on LinkedIn,and want to see for yoursel... [more]

How Social Media and Tumblr will Change Photography as an Art Form  
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6/18/10 Posted 6/18/10

Archiving is a natural thing, I suppose, as is arranging, organizing and documenting. Various content sites such as flickr and a million plus blogs are growing faster than American's waistlines. There is a tendency for humans to share just as there is a tendency for birds to crow. What is usually missed, however, is that social websites have basically created an entire population of content providers, none of whom get paid one penny. In fact, some pay for the privilege. Every image loaded b... [more]


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