Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Strangers make collective art

Strangers gather on Web to make collective art
By John D. Sutter
(CNN) -- One of the Web's basic tenets is that small contributions from lots of people can amount to something powerful in the aggregate.... This crowd-sourced creativity online is putting a new twist on traditional ideas of artistic ownership, online communication and art production.

"What's exciting is that it's being tested out by a lot of people who have access to [the technology]," said Mary Jane Jacob, executive director of exhibitions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. "I think that we're in a great communal workshop."...If you haven’t already, check out John Sutter’s article on collaborative online art projects.

We’re so inspired that we decided to start our own collaborative art project with CNN. We’re still working out the details, but we wanted to get an early jump on rounding up volunteers. To sign up, just send us an email at . We promise it’s going to be to be fun!