THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION : artnews, June-2011

THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION : artnews, June-2011

Barbara Pollack

Today, there are artists who are fully engaged with the world of Web 2.0, the term for an interconnective Internet with sites that encourage user participation. With more and more people becoming familiar with social-networking sites, artists are tapping into these online communities and making works that harness new capabilities.

“Social media has become so prevalent in our day-to-day lives lately, both for personal and professional reasons, and it is just so integrated into our relationships today. I think people really have an interest in seeing how it is being used creatively by artists,” says Julia Kaganskiy, organizer of the “Art, Culture, and Technology” group on Meetup.com, which holds an annual event on social-media art that is open to 100 attendees.

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