Friday, May 27, 2011

PRAGMATIC: The Future of Art in the Web

Artist Aaron Koblin gives a great TED Talk overviewing his use of web design and collaborative digital spaces as art:

It's important as the internet moves forward that the people who invest in building the platforms people inhabit digitally continue to invest time and effort into thinking about the aesthetic aspect of their work, in terms of creating homes for culture.

What I find heartening about Koblin's talk is not just that he was able to create great things himself, or that he was able to exploit platforms like Amazon's Mechanical Turk, but that a company like Google invested time-- across multiple teams. Hope for the culture of creativity.