Crowdsourcing, Crowd-Funding, Co-Creation: Creation and realization of creative ideas, with the help of the internet, is increasingly turning into a collaborative act. Ideas are searched for on a goobal scale, and are be vetted by the wisdom of the crowd. Fans and Friends help their favorite projects to their next album or launch through micro-donations. Artists like Aaron Koblin even let whole artworks arise by orchestrating the work of thousands of digital microtaskers.
Everyone is an artist, everyone can participate in art and through the internet, we can even do this collaboratively! How is this affecting art itself?
In preparation for Social Media Week Berlin (Sept. 19th to 23rd 2011), we, jovoto (plattform for collaborative ideation) and Startnext (Crowdfunding platform for artists, creatives and inventors) would like to experiment with you.
We want to facilitate the creation of an artwork: Collaboratively developed, funded by the crowd, and collectively enjoyed. 3 weeks of concept, 4 weeks of funding, 2 weeks of planning and exhibition.
Crowdsourcing + Crowdfunding = Cocreation
Can we do this? What will it be like?
In the upcoming 3 weeks you will be able to submit your artistic concepts on jovoto, they will be able to be viewed, commented and rated by others. The concept should have a connection to the theme described in the task description. If you are already working on this theme or related themes, you may certainly submit already existing concepts.
You can join forces in teams and you are invited to give each other feedback to constantly improve your concepts. Additional feedback will come from three advisors with experience in the fields of art and collaboration: Ela Kagel (Transmediale), Tobias Leingruber (Medienküstler), Michelle Thorne (Mozilla Foundation).