CHICAGO — Explosives blow up skies the world over. From our smartphone-enhanced filter bubbles, we learn to consume these explosive images on social sites like Instagram, where the Insta-aesthetics of war know no global boundaries. Instagram offers a space for mediating the chemical explosions, corporeal and ideological worlds, blending them into a scrolling stream on smartphones.
20-year-old artist Jennifer Pawluck was arrested Wednesday morning at 10:30am after posting a picture of anti-police street art on her Instagram feed a few days before.
PARIS — I met artist Andreas Kopp in early December, after a brisk pre-conference behind-the-scenes tour at LeWeb, in Paris. On my way out the door, rushing to catch my coat and the metro, I stumbled upon a group of German hipsters (They’re much more approachable that their American counterparts). Andreas and the Post It Art Creators team sprawled across giant sheets of paper, diligently sticking Post-it notes to a neatly organized grid.
If you thought that Instagram was deaf to the public outcry that started on Monday with their proposed terms of service then you’d be wrong. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom wrote another blog post tonight that explains …
There was a period when I didn’t know what, exactly a “selfie” was. It sounded like a euphemism for something. Now I know that it’s just a self-portrait — our medium of choice for Facebook and Instagram (RIP). Two recent phenomena, faked selfies and art critic Brian Droitcour’s #artselfies, take the format to the next level.
National Geographic, one of the most creative media institutions to embrace Instagram, is suspending its use of the social photo-sharing platform over the terms of service that have the internet in an uproar. The magazine announced the news with, what else, an Instagram post.
Just as the backlash against Instagram has been gaining steam, Instagram is finally coming forward to clarify what their new terms of service mean for users.
I was working on this review of Flickr’s new smartphone app when the online world started to grumble about Instagram and some matters that should concern us all.
A year ago, Fast Company checked in on Instagram, the immensely popular photo-sharing app, nine months after its launch and called its growth “staggering.” That was before Facebook acquired it, this past April, and then, in May, Instagram hit the 50 million users mark. The lesson here? People really love taking and sharing pictures. And they also love filtering them.
I adore Instagram, and while I’m still wondering how the Facebook acquisition will impact this jewel of a smartphone photo-sharing service, here are some art-related people, institutions and accounts you should follow to inject some arty content into the palm of your hand.
LOS ANGELES — Ever since Instagram sold for a cool billion and opened up to Android, its service has only grown in popularity.
LOS ANGELES — Instagram is all about self expression, capturing a moment and sharing it with fun filters. Pinterest is also a form of self expression, a way to curate what you like into one page, thus broadcasting yourself to the world as a person of taste (or lack thereof, if that’s your goal).