"Being an artist isn’t just a “right brain” activity---you must use ALL of your brain, body and spirit to create. When the creation is done, the whole is much more than the sum of its parts… and so is the creator." - Lyrae Perry

Aaron Koblin

Unless you’re really into the digital graphic world, you probably have never heard of Aaron Koblin. Fasten your seatbelt … ‘cuz you’re in for a real treat.

Aaron Koblin's digital image of SMS transmissions in Amsterdam

Aaron Koblin’s digital image of SMS transmissions in Amsterdam












You’re going to love watching Aaron Koblin’s TED Talk:

“Aaron Koblin is an artist specializing in data and digital technologies. His work takes real world and community-generated data and uses it to reflect on cultural trends and the changing relationship between humans and technology.”


Aaron’s got a number of interactive projects where you can contribute to digital art projects online.  He also offers many other interesting views of every day occurrences that most of us never think about … like the comings and goings of airplanes all over the world.  His collaborative programs can track and let us see various things about those planes. For example, the specific airlines, whether the planes are taking off or landing.

However, it’s Aaron Koblin’s interactive art projects I find really fascinating.  It’s crowd sourcing for artists!  Aaron is pushing the envelope of art on so many levels, and making it accessible for everyone. He speaks to our living generations by giving all artists a digital voice and image platform in a collaborative space.   Visual art is now performance art.

Contribute your art to Aaron’s open projects  …

Artists are asked to draw one frame of a video for example.  Aaron’s online program not only captures the finished image, it also captures your creation of the image in video.  Your finished still image is added to the digital online video.

Everyone can drill down and see how other artists have created their contribution and their finished project can be seen as a still.  The finished collaborative video is a really interesting mix of styles–but it all works beautifully!

Please click on the link below to see and read more about Aaron Koblin’s many projects.


I hope you’ll take the time to contribute, and if you do, please come back and post your contribution here—I’d love to see what you do.


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