Art and Crowdsourcing

Andrea Grover is curating Phantom Captain: Art and Crowdsourcing at Apexart in New York. The exhibition runs from October 18 – November 25 2006 and features contributions from Aaron Koblin of The Sheep Market, Jeff Howe of Crowdsourcing.com and Davy Rothbart of Found magazine.

In an excellent essay produced for the exhibition, Andrea describes various websites which use an element of crowdsourcing in their art including Threadless, Learningtoloveyoumore and Found magazine.

She also refers to an article where Clive Thompson refers to “art mobs” rather than “smart mobs” and comments that “mobs can’t draw”. She then points to a more recent experiment at SwarmSketch which is having more success and is this week attempting to draw a lunar eclipse, one line at a time.

She interestingly also refers to SETI and BOINC in the context of crowdsourcing although these projects are not ordinarily discussed as such.

The exhibition promises to be a fascinating look at this relatively new concept of crowdsourcing.

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