We’ve become accustomed to the usual art institution social media feeds that remind us of artist birthdays, collection highlights, upcoming events, and the other static in our art-filled lives. OK, that’s harsh, but you know what I mean.
Today is the 2015 edition of Ask a Curator day.
BERKELEY, California — As more of us can afford the tools historically only available to publishing houses, we have increasingly adopted them to share our stories and thoughts online. The invention of the printing press in the mid-1400s cheapened and quickened the arduous process of writing texts by hand. The cheaper the publishing, the cheaper the books, making information more accessible and creating an economic environment where more people could become publishers, creating an increasingly diverse, cheap, and accessible flow of information to an increasingly wider audience. Before the printing press books were rare and expensive, few possessed them and few could read them. The internet has expanded what the printing press started at an unprecedented degree.