Did you know that since the start of the last recession that over 527 banks have failed? How would we know?
We all use social media. We tweet, Facebook, tumble and pin away, and some of us even make art on these platforms. Social media have been explored in countless talks and essays, as everyone from sociologists to artists to technologists have come together to explore just why these new media are so interesting, and what they mean about society.
LOS ANGELES — The arts have a long tradition of apprenticeship and mentorship. Somewhere along the way, the expected career path of a professional artist turned into days in the classroom studying art theory and private time in a cramped studio, followed by huge student loan debts.
Some time in 2004, I logged onto Facebook for the very first time. My alma mater was one of the few allowed coveted access to the Harvard-originated social network. I filled out a profile, uploaded a picture and began adding friends. A coast away, Tim O’Reilly coined the term “Web 2.0” … Computers and the Internet, after decades of association with nerds and misfits, were on the brink of mainstream cool.