Feminist multimedia artist, singer, and writer Jean Smith – best known as the singer in the iconic underground rock band Mecca Normal – quit her part time job to sell her paintings online. As she shares her latest paintings on Facebook, she allows her fans to follow the rapid evolution of her work. This is the second in a series of interviews with artists working through Facebook to reach audiences.
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The importance of using social media as a full time currency trader.
The fourth in my series of interviews about artists using social networking to find
their audience features Lauren Over, Obey Clothing designer, poster artist for John Legend’s urban gardening documentary “Can You Dig This,” and creator of the food foraging multimedia book and project “Sidewalk Superfoods.”
Occupiers' alternative media infrastructure shook the mainstream
media trance. We are realizing that the urge to rebel is
everywhere. But the new anonymous power of the multitude to "culture jam" and create
discourse around power and control can also be used irresponsibly, even
dangerously. From Occupy Consciousness, a new free anthology.
We are learning to become cocreators
of the Shift through a variety of processes and practices, but we still face the larger question: Will humanity be able
to act in time to tip the scales in favor of a positive future at the global
level, given the rapid escalation of problems that threaten our survival?