Something that I especially appreciate about digital art is that it opens up new possibilities. For example, photo editing is so accessible. I don't have to be a master photographer to know how to alter levels in a picture in order to enhance certain elements of the photograph.
Throughout the Twitter chat, I continually thought about DeviantArt and Fan Fiction.net. These two websites are prime examples of how digital art has shaped entire communities. Fan Fiction allows authors to create stories and poems about their favorite characters from T.V. shows, anime, books, or movies. Deviant Art fosters communities of people who want to share their art, fan based or other, with the world. These two sites enable people to share their creative brilliance with the world, and are major hubs for artists who might not be recognized without the power of the digital world.
Regarding the Re-New-Media-Art project, I find it fascinating to discover fossils from the early days of the internet. Patrice and I discovered Olia Lialina's early e-lit piece, "My Boyfriend Came Back From the War," which shockingly holds up reasonably well today. After reading her biography, it seems she was far beyond her time, especially considering that it was created and posted in 1996. How crazy is that to think about?
Oh, Five Card Flickr. This is a great assignment, but a dreaded one for someone like me, who doesn't enjoy creative writing. That being said, I tried.
Here's the link to my finished work:
Tweets (1/29 through 2/5/18)
Well, this is different than what Frost intended for "Fire and Ice." #netnarr @netnarr #dda143 pic.twitter.com/MtY8a0LVcL— Rissa Candiloro (@RissaCandiloro) January 30, 2018
I took this photo from the car window. I was amazed by the beautiful and, dare I say, magical (?) juxtaposition of nature and architecture.#dda144 @netnarr #netnarr pic.twitter.com/revIZkQeqN— Rissa Candiloro (@RissaCandiloro) February 5, 2018