Warhol Goes Social: creativity in the tech age

Goodwin, Mitch, Frick, Laurie, Welzel, Christiaan, and Jones, David (2013) Warhol Goes Social: creativity in the tech age. In: Social and Relationships. From: SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive, 8-16 March 2013, Austin, Texas, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Mitch Goodwin was invited to speak on the panel session, Warhol Goes Social at the SXSW Interactive conference component of the 2013 SXSW Festival in Austin Texas. The panel was composed of Goodwin, artist Laurie Fricke, Associate Creative Director at Critical Mass Christiaan Welzel and the panel was moderated by David Jones, VP of Social Media at Critical Mass (Canada).

Today, everyone is a "Creative." With the boom of visually-based social platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, technology has leveled the playing field. Does this really change how we define art and creativity? Artistic purists believe these tools cheapen the creative output with seventeen standard filters available to every untrained eye. But in true entrepreneurial spirit, those apps encourage a more democrative view of creativity, allowing user to share their inspiration with their friends and create beauty where it previously would have been impossible. Is there a difference between high-brow and low-brow art in relation to what social media enables everyone to create?

Item ID: 26544
Item Type: Conference Item (Other)
Keywords: warhol, social media, instagram, facebook, art, amateur, creativity
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 01:46
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190104 Visual Cultures @ 40%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture @ 30%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190101 Art Criticism @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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