Seattle museum crowdsources upcoming exhibition

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In the spirit of the “citizen curator” celebrated at the Frye in recent exhibitions includingThe Seattle Project (2010), Beloved (2012), Mw [Moment Magnitude] (2012), and 36 Chambers (2013), we’re disrupting museum practice and turning the Frye over to you.

There are 232 paintings in the Frye’s Founding Collection. Their crowdsourced curation is taking place now on FacebookInstagramPintrest and Tumblr as well as at the Frye website.

The voting to determine what will be on display September 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015 in the Museum’s #SocialMedium exhibit ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday August 22.

The Charles and Emma Frye Free Public Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) private  foundation organized as a charitable non-profit corporation in Washington State. It opened in 1952 and is the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye. See their Founding Collection in alphabetical order by artist.

 

 

 

Upworthy headlines and copycats: just say no. Please.

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Scanvine data from June 28, 2013, via Forbes

Upworthy has infected traditional media.

In January, the New Yorker explained: The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You:

Positivity and arousal go a long way toward explaining the success of Web sites like Upworthy, which started in 2012 and is known for using headlines designed to make you laugh, cry, or feel righteous anger… Its posts are like the infamous cat videos on YouTube—funny, positive, and arousing—but taken to a new level.

Also from PandoDaily last year:

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Apple’s 2013 Christmas ad: a story with a twist

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I almost added #kleenex to that tweet. I probably should have.

Without revealing the plot twist in the 90-second clip, I’ll simply say that I thought it was an effective reframing that makes the title, “Misunderstood,” resonate.

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