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by Mike Masnick


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art, conference, kevin clark, ruckus



A Conference All About Art On The Web

from the ruckus dept

Kevin Clark, a musician who has done some neat things that we've written about in the past, has been working on a cool series of events in NYC recently, called RUCKUS NYC, trying to bring together a variety of artists who are using the web to their advantage. Of course, it's not just a gathering, but a concert as well. He's also running a Kickstarter campaign, seeking support for the event, which looks quite cool. That campaign ends soon if you'd like to help out and support it.
Art matters. And it’s hard. So we’re bringing a bunch of amazing people together to talk about how they make their art, get it online, and build a career.

We’re artists ourselves. And the changing digital tools, the power (or not) of the old system, and the pressures of the economy are all big, scary issues for us. We’re building RUCKUS NYC to help each other find a way forward.
We've been seeing more and more stories of artists looking forward, rather than backwards. Of looking at opportunities, rather than looking for a place to point the blame finger in a changing market place. It's nice to see positive events like this one springing up.

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Sep 2012 @ 10:04pm

    Well one thing is for sure there is no way in hell I could have been an artist in the past with no computers. When it comes to drawing and painting I have absolutely zero skill.

    Over the past 15 Years I've been a Photoshop junkie and I know its inner workings like the back of my hand. Without it I'd be pretty fucking bored lol.

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