Tuesday, 1 September 2015

New media and collective creativity

The Internet has allowed creative individuals, who would never ordinarily meet, to produce and share creative stuff. This collective production is known as participatory culture. There are many sites and platforms which encourage this type of participation and Unsplash! is one of them.
Unsplash! offers “free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos” with a new image available each day. The image shown here is one of three cards that I have designed for Queensland Strawberry Industry, using an Unsplash! strawberry image by James Wilkinson.
Right now, Unsplash! is creating a book of their beautiful images, but are also requesting contributions from creators to “take your pick of any Unsplash photo and remix it into whatever art form you want. Really, we mean it. Go nuts."
Unsplash! is one of the many organisations who are using the Internet as it was intended – a place, freely accessed, for sharing information.

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