Through my current communications and marketing job, I come across a lot of very cool projects. Did I ever mention how satisfying and inspiring it is to realize that researchers are the same as artists – creating new things because they are driven to – only they work in academia, as opposed to nonprofits?
Anyway, the most recent inspiring thing I came across is this: The OSF (Open Science Framework). It’s “a free and open source project management repository that supports researchers across their entire project lifecycle.” In short, it makes researcher’s projects easier to manage, by allowing contributors, with the option to make parts of the project public. It manages files, data, code… streamlining everything to increase efficiency.
Read all about it here: cos.io/our-products/osf/
I want to do the same for the arts! Does anyone know a programmer I could work with and some grants I could tap into? Let’s make this happen!
I’ve been thinking a lot about bringing techniques and tools used by academic researchers into the world of art creation to shake up how artists do what they do. Sure, a lot of artists might not be into it, but I believe there are also a lot who would be! Those artists who already work in digital media or coding, for sure. Then the ones who regardless of their medium are already tweeting, streaming video, or using modern tech to further their careers.
If you’ve got any ideas on this subject or know anyone who’s already doing this, I’d appreciate if you’d share what you know! Send me your comments.
Oh, and I’m rarely going to end a post without some inspiring visuals or music. Here’s what’s been getting me going the last couple of days. New stuff!
Brand new Methyl Ethel album. This Aussie artist is so unique; this new stuff is on another level: Listen to Triage
(track 7 – wow!)
And I’ve always been a sucker for drum and bass, and Nobody Asks by TMSV is where it’s at.
Till next time, peace, love, art and respect!