Anonymous Communities: Uploading/Downloading Community arts

Thurner, M 2017, 'Anonymous Communities: Uploading/Downloading Community arts', The Official Journal International Journal of Contemporary Humanities, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-15.

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Title Anonymous Communities: Uploading/Downloading Community arts
Author(s) Thurner, M
Year 2017
Journal name The Official Journal International Journal of Contemporary Humanities
Volume number 2
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher The Official Journal International Journal of Contemporary Humanities
Abstract Community arts are a broad and interconnected field. From the local to the global it has created opportunity for countless artists, arts organisations, community groups and individuals. The digital has become a space for community, and though often complex and contested, it has taken on a ubiquity and a primary social context on a mass scale. The following paper examines platforms where these two areas overlap and diverge. How successfully can an online platform fulfill the requirements of an artistic community given the constraints of web based interaction? Can community arts sit comfortably in a location where time and space are both elastic and hard-coded? What levels of engagement or tools are available for community arts practitioners online? In looking at examples such as the Australia Council's site The Platform of 2013, and the sizeable web entity, deviantArt the research attempts to find a starting point for where more traditional forms of artistic expression and promotion are heading. Many such sites exist and the choice, though not arbitrary, is certainly not definitive of what is possible. Both sites, however, attempt to draw together those who create and those who appreciate art, with possibility for growth and reinvention as technology develops.
Subject Arts and Cultural Policy
Keyword(s) Community Arts
Digital Communities
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