As I had mentioned in class, my goal for this senior capstone project is to create a social media site for artists, musicians, writers, and film-makers. I first came up with the idea last fall quarter, in my Art + Design II class with Zack. I knew I had wanted to design a site that would make people feel inspired and connected with others through art. Some of you in my class had recommended checking out Joseph-Gordon Levitt's (Inception, 500 Days of Summer) site http://hitrecord.org/ For those who aren't familiar, Hit RECord allows for artists of all mediums to use there talents to collaborate on projects, which are curated by Joseph-Gordon Levitt himself. Some artworks become full-fledged productions that make their way to festivals, such as Sundance.
I want to build on this idea of collaboration, while giving artists the opportunity to showcase themselves on their page--anything from daily online journals, to video clips of working guitar riffs. The site is essentially a blank canvas. The idea of a blank canvas has always been something that appealed to me, because it allows the artist to be as creative as possible, while giving him or her the opportunity to inspire others.