Tonight I’m doing my first “art show” as an iPhone artist. It’s a small, private showing amongst just a few other creative people. I’m sure it’s not a career “game changer.” But, it’s certainly fun to have some images that I created with just my iPhone (and a variety of apps) that at least someone is calling “art.”
On the other hand, I am quite certain that the iPhone and the iPad are game changers—for me and for the world. As a qualified media wizard and innovator, I think there are still a lot of people who don’t yet understand what a majorly disruptive force all of this mobile tech stuff is—creatively, socially and economically.Personally, I am consistently delighted by the ways that all of this innovation provides opportunities for connections and all kinds of communications between more and more of us, all the way around “spaceship earth.”
In the spirit of all this, I’d like to offer a couple of audio-visual “windows” into what is really an emerging new media world. Just in the past week, the following appeared to underscore this trend:
1. A two and a half year old child, appearing in a crowd-sourced video, demonstrates how intuitive the iPad is to use:
2. Twitter celebrates its 5th Birthday with a fun celebrity-infused promotion that extoles us to “follow your interests” and “discover your world” (fun):
3. I find another way to play and have fun creating “art” via an app called Flowpaper (used to create signature below)
So, whether or not my iPhone art catches on and gains any traction (fat chance) beyond my more-than-recreational enjoyment, if you don’t yet “get it” then please trust me: smart phones and smart tablets like the iPhone and iPad are hear to stay. Not only are they profoundly ubiquitous but they are remarkably easy to use (well easier to use than a PC… way!). This new electronic environment… ok, “canvas” promises to change things even more dramatically than the advent of the Web has already done. Really.
It will be a fun ride. Come on along. And, if you are already “on board,” thanks for playing. 😉
Stay tuned. Much, much more to come.
(signature image created with Flowpaper app)