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06.04.14 Marina Galperina

Artists Eva and Franco Mattes have just launched a new project crowdsourcing a massive body of performance video work. There are several online services where you can pay people to do things on camera. Some of them aren’t even erotic. And now, it’s art. For project BEFNOED, the creative duo pays webcam workers to perform specific actions. The “Balaklava Snacks” series […]

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01.24.14 Andy Cush

To create the animations you see above, the design house Moniker created instructions for drawing each frame, then let visitors to Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum draw them themselves. Some frames had strict, specific instructions — “Connect all dots to all dots. Use straight lines.” — others were more ambiguous and open to interpretation. The process creates […]

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06.07.13 Andy Cush

Absorb the cycling know-how of an entire city with this crowdsourced map from the New York Times, which allows anyone to add ten words of wisdom to any location in the five boroughs. A few choice cuts –Maris from Park Slope says Clinton St. is a better route to the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges than Smith, Erich […]

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03.26.13 Andy Cush

Carly Rae Jepsen appears to be taking a page out of Rivers Cuomo’s book, asking her fans to decide the lyrics to her new song in a series of online polls. Unfortunately (but not surprisingly), what could have been a challenging, forward-thinking project is actually fairly sterile, as Jepsen and the poll’s sponsors–American Idol and Coca-Cola–are […]

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05.10.12 ANIMAL

Red Bull Soundstage, an online music platform for emerging artists, is collaborating with Worldwide Pants, David Letterman’s goofily named film production company, to crowdsource the soundtrack for an upcoming film. […]

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01.20.11 Lauri Apple

Have you got some big bold ideas that would make New York City more sustainable/livable/creative class/green, if only one of dem goofballs from City Hall would just listen to you? Well stop it with the name-calling already, because the city IS going to start listening to you very soon, via the dynamic new Internet website […]

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