Over the last two decades we have seen enormous growth and development in
the world of the Internet. For artists it has opened up a whole new
medium. People now can have access to something no matter where they live.
One creative example of the Creative Culture online is an application that
was created by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar. Check out this Ted Talk video where
Jonathan Harris talks about this creation. We Feel Fine is a way for people to look a the Internet
as whole and see what the majority of people are feeling at a given time.
Another example of a creative way of sharing ideas is the website called
KickStarter. This is a website where inventors and artists can get funding
for different projects. They make a short two to three minute video
selling their idea. Then the viewers can buy into the project. The creator
can get the funding they need and the audience can get in on the product.
There have even been radical activists that have used the internet to
display their art and to make a statement. Ai Wei Wei (Link to his
twitter) is one of those activists. He is a Chinese Artist that uses his
art to make strong political statements. He has gotten himself into much
trouble with the Chinese Government to the point where he was arrested and
beaten by police. Despite being threatened and abused by the police, that has not stopped
his art from continuing. Check out this video from one of his latest
The world of the Internet has opened up so much for artists to express
themselves. There seem to be no limits on what people are creating. With
the addition of the Creative Commons license people can now collaborate more than ever. Here is video that discusses
the importance of the Creative Commons. We really like how they made the
point about “How can we have a shared culture, if we can’t share