Lunch Conversation at Arnold's
Yesterday was a day for citizen conversations. All afternoon and late into the evening, we were talking about what's next.
We started with a lunch crowd at Arnold's
(setting of regular music sessions), discussing the use of social media (twitter, tumblr, blogger, facebook, linkedin, myspace, etc.) by arts and culture presenters to talk about dance, music, museums, galleries, and so on. The hottest part of the conversation occurred when we started to consider whether tweets and photos and video are good for sharing the art.
Is tweeting just disruptive? Or is it a good way to reach a new audience and connect people around the art? Should we be glad that people are using the new tools to share art? Or worried? And is there anything we can do about it anyway? Should we just embrace it and see it as an opportunity?
Later, at the Coffee Emporium
(an amazing space with art and dialogue) and in another group of media types (F.O.T. you might say) we plotted about making sure the casino is a good fit for the neighborhood, and is designed to benefit our local economy and businesses. Some wondered: the casino will benefit immensely from the streetcar - will the developers help to pay for it?
As always - there was art all around us.
3 Comments :
November 12, 2009 11:39:00 AM EST
What is your definition of art?
Fine or performing?
Either way you're asking the wrong question, the real question is, do we continue to try and control how people consume art or do we let them define how they are going to consume it.
If the answer is the former, my guess is there won't be an audience long.
- Margy Waller said...
November 12, 2009 2:05:00 PM EST
As to how I define art - I was hoping that my photos would provide an answer of sorts.
Or was your question directed to a broader audience?
- Brad said...
As for extending the line to Broadway Commons, they said they are open to the idea: http://cincystreetcar.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/casino-developer-extend-s...
- November 13, 2009 8:55:00 AM EST