Mashup Art: New Kinds of Visuals
Extending +Scoop.it CEO +Guillaume Decugis's logic from content where he noted curation may be the key simply because, at some point soon, all content that NEEDS writing  has been written.

Guillaume means "rich snippet" curation or curation where the hand of the curator is present. Rich Snippet curation, the kind thousands of curators perform daily on his magical #curationtool , is lean,  VISUAL, fast and fun.

Perhaps the same thing is true for visual imagery. That thought got me to experiment with visual curation collisions. These "curation collisions" mash an expected and famous image into an unexpected one such as this example of Wyeth's Cristina's World painting smashed into a collage by Kurt Schwitters. Or a Jacques Louis David with torn paper.

#contentcuration feels like the most important skill I've learned in the past few years (thanks to Guillaume +Ally Greer and the amazing curators who so patiently taught me such as +Robin Good +Michele Smorgon +jan gordon  and +Ana Cristina Pratas). The more I curate the more there is to curate too (so fun). 

Here is THANKS to teachers especially patient ones (and they are ALL patient :). M!

PS. Come to think of it, +Google+ is a "curation collision" and a very cool one too!
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I'm so honored +Martin W. Smith that you would include me in such an awesome list on your Scoop.it page! And like you, I learn so much from my fellow curators, including you. As you say, this makes content curation -- which is a game-changer on so many fronts -- much more fun. I'm totally addicted and love the business results I'm getting too :))

And as an artist, I love the notion of "curation collisions" for visual imagery. You are giving me ideas for some stuff to play with in the studio and on SlideShare. Business storytelling totally lends itself to this notion since it is inherently interdisciplinary and cross-fertilization is at its roots.
 
LOL -- love the photo +Martin W. Smith ! I have one of me wearing a big gas mask as I mix up my dyes. It's quite scary :) Thanks for sharing.
 
Thanks +Martin W. Smith for including me in this awesome group of curation specialists. An honour! Wishing you well ╭★ ╯♥▐▬▌APPY♥ WEEKEND╰★ ╮
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