For a community whose currency is imagination, I was surprised I didn’t get a bit more sci fi in the comments last week.
Personally, I can’t imagine anything more exciting than peeking into the future of technology and the visual fine arts. When you look at what’s happened so far, it seems as if the next generation of adventurers and explorers will only be limited by whatever keeps them from expanding the boundaries of imagination.
The other surprise I had last week was when I dropped a big hint that no one took me up on.
I watch iTunes and Pandora bring music to the masses and long for a **visual art venue that would do the same.
I confess to a wee bit of shenanigans here, because…
I actually did know about the new “Pandora” for visual artists. And since it’s been online since 2010, I was sure someone would call me on it.
Launched September 2010.
Well, not exactly launched. More like a first step, where you could sign up for updates on: “The Arts Genome Project will make the arts searchable. So you can find whatever you’re looking for. Any artist. Any arts organization. Any performance, exhibition, event.”
Only thing is this page says something completely different from their press release of 2010, “ARTSY DEVELOPS THE ART GENOME PROJECT TO HELP COLLECTORS DISCOVER FINE ART.”
The press release, and the website Art.sy itself, is about creating a Pandora-like website for visual fine art. How cool is that?
After looking at the line-up below, the gap between The Arts Genome Project web page and their press release seems a bit startling (or am I expecting too much?).
From their press release
Art.sy—which is led by Carter Cleveland, a Computer Science Engineer from Princeton University, and Sebastian Cwilich, a former Christie’s executive who launched and co-directed the Christie’s private sales business—aims to leverage The Art Genome Project to become the largest online database of original fine art.
Art.sy’s art world advisors include Barrett White, Director of Haunch of Venison Gallery; Cristin Tierney, Principal at Cristin Tierney Fine Art Advisory Services; and David Cleveland, art historian and independent curator. Additional advisors include Joe Kennedy, CEO of Pandora, and Tom Nicholson, CEO of IconNicholson.
Art.sy expects more leading gallery partners to join throughout the fall, in anticipation of its full public launch in March 2011.
So, no question there are heavy hitters behind this.
My question for you is…
Visionary technology all well and good, but how do you see this way of presenting art as helping you, the artist?
What could Art.sy do that might help you more?
Next week, look for a clever use of television for visual artists that uses current technology to literally “hook up” the online and offline worlds.
Written by Ariane Goodwin, Ed.D.
Posted under Inspiration, Expand Creativity, Insight
Tags: art, art career, visual artist, artist, promoting art, visual art, artists, visual artists, fine art, sculpture, technology, Pandora, Brave New World, visionary, art presentation, galleries, art world, arts genome project, art.sy, Carter Cleveland, Sebastian Cwilich, Christie’s, online database, Barrett White, Cristin Tierney, David Cleveland_art historian, CEO of Pandora, CEO of IconNicholson
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