Posts Tagged ‘social media’
One of the brilliant aspects of blogging, reading blogs, and being part of a blogging community in general is how many new, wonderful things that cross your path that you would never have discovered on your own. Well, maybe. Probably not. Look, the point is that I’m starting to think of the new media & networking community as a type of social consciousness*. The opportunity to learn new things–usually completely disparate, random things you likely wouldn’t have encountered because you were never introduced to them or interested in them before–is just delicious!
I’m picky about what blogs I subscribe to, though. Some I read because they’re industry blogs, some because they’re my friends, and some just because they make me laugh. There are others that I read that blow me away because of the incredibly interesting things they talk about or find to share. Then there are some that fall into most of those categories. I have, however, eliminated some blogs from my reader because, quite frankly, they don’t do it for me. They don’t make me feel all warm and tingly. Teh interwebz are huge and there are plenty of blogs to choose from. Heck, take two.
I inteded to share one of the amazing finds that being a part of the blogosphere (using that word just made me twitch) led me to. I’ve mentioned Tim Siedell’s Bad Banana Blog before, and it never fails to ignite inspiration or set my creative muses on overdrive. By reading his site I managed to find quite a few other sites (mostly dealing with art, artists, and design) that have piqued my interest. Because I went on some wild clicking spree, I don’t know which one of those sites eventually led me to D.Billy (and considering the coverage he’s received, I feel like I’m living under a rock). There’s something about these installations that just makes me smile and want to grab some pipe cleaners and a hot glue gun and get back to basics.
Click on the images to head over to the official uploads of these works, and believe me, it’s worth it! I don’t know that I can yet wrap my head around all of his other work (the modern, pop culture, and classics are colliding in my head in unpleasant ways when I think of them). And let me know what you think! I find these works to be fun and lighthearted and just an interesting collision of comic books meet real world.
*I have this concept of how blogging and social networking communities are contributing to a shrinking, yet expanding social consciousness, and as soon as I figure out what I want to say about that… I’ll post it. Talk to me about it, who knows, maybe we can figure it out together.