One of the things we breathlessly cover here at UPROXX is the creation of art on the internet, which has provided a platform for artistic expression and creation unlike any in the history of man. It’s kind of fascinating to watch it unfold and develop, really, and, of course, we’re not the only ones fascinated by it.
In such, PBS Off Book — the same outfit that made that neat video about the history of the GIF a couple of weeks ago — made a video exploring the artistic renaissance the web has given rise to.
Traditional funding models are dissolving, new forms of expressing ownership have arisen to accomodate for remix culture, and artists are finding ways to connect physical art experiences and traditions to the internet. In the digital era, the experience of art from the perspective of the artist and the art audience is shifting rapidly, and bringing more people into the creative process.
I can’t lie — the video, which contains appearances by Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler and Creative Commons co-founder Lawrence Lessig, made me feel kind of proud to be a citizen of the internet. (Forgive me — I haven’t had my morning coffee yet and tend to be prone to wild emotional swings until I do.)