We are excited to be co-organizing tonight’s sold-out ArtsTech Meetup panel on the current state of art blogging.

We’ve assembled a diverse group representing today’s top New York-based art bloggers — ranging from the scrappy, indie blog to institutional and corporate sites. They’ll discuss the current landscape of contemporary art news and criticism online and the challenges and opportunities art bloggers face today.

Moderated by Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic‘s trusty (or at least we think so) co-founder and editor, the panel will feature:

  • Paddy Johnson, founding editor of Art Fag City,
  • Rebecca Stokes, Director of Digital Marketing Communications  at The Museum of Modern Art and editor of the Museum’s INSIDE/OUT blog,
  • Carolina Miranda, regular contributor to ArtsNews and WNYC, and not to mention longtime blogger at C-Monster.net, and
  • Andrew Russeth, editor of The New York Observer’s GalleristNY site.

Tonight’s event will take place at Pivotal Labs near Manhattan’s Union Square starting at 7pm EST and (lucky you) it will be livestreamed at artstechmeetup.com.

We hope you tune in and tweet you reactions. The hashtag will be #artstech.

Veken Gueyikian is publisher of Hyperallergic.

8 replies on “Tune Into Tonight’s State of Art Blogging Panel”

  1. I watched by livestream and two things jumped out at me. The velocity at which you and the panelists blog is frightening.  Paddy mentioned learning about something, then running a few searches on background then posting with an informed opinion within an hour or two. Couple that with 4-5-6 posts per day and that adds up to a lot of arts coverage over the course of a year. Of course my head spins trying to stay current. The other thing I was puzzled about was the unanimous opinion that posts were more likely to generate comments if they were shared on Facebook. Then I decided to post a comment here and found that indeed I became less spontaneous, retyping, proof reading, perhaps more blog-like actually .

  2. (hello, Bill). It’s interesting that you said you became less spontaneous, more concerned with editing, seeing as blogging has the reputation of being more instantaneous and less rigorous than newspaper/magazine writing.

  3. I think commenting on blogs may be less spontaneous than Facebook commenting. Maybe blog posts are more carefully crafted than the usual FB post and thus requires more than a cursory *like response. Although I know from my own blog sometimes once some initial inertia is overcome exchanges tend to be more lively. 

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