Andy Warhol Was a Lifestreamer

This evening, Angela and I finally found our way to the Wexner Center for Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms exhibit.

As we looked around, I was struck by how much of Warhol’s work involved videotaping, photographing, reproducing with paint, and recording just what was going on around him and sharing it with the world. Isn’t that what Web 2.0 is all about? Taking the art of our every day lives, and sharing it with the world?

Now, granted, Warhol was smart enough to surround himself with creative, interesting people, and add stimuli that made the things going on around him maybe a bit more interesting than what you and I see every day. (And yeah, the drug culture of the time certainly added to that as well.) On the other hand, we have every opportunity to connect with creative, interesting people all over the world, and have that influence our own “art” in a positive direction.

As I consider the possibilities the Web presents us, I’m struck with how much possibility there is to create art in our lives. What are you doing to make your art more interesting?

Tags: AndyWarhol, Art, Web2.0

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