Artists and the Internet: Digitally Extending Your Natural Self
Just released! First here to Google+... Thanks again for all the shares.
Here is a talk I gave at Google just recently. After the speech, there is a lengthy and frank Q&A session. Not everyone will like my answers -- sorry in advance! Since we're all busy people, I listed out a timestamp set of shortcuts below.
3:05 - Short background on me, behind the scenes at StuckIncustoms.com
4:50 - The Internet infrastructure… grokking it
5:55 - It's not too late to get your art on the internet…just the beginning
8:20 - Common question: How do I get noticed n the internet? I show examples from +Elena Kalis
and +Daniel Ibanez
11:45 - All new photos in the past year since the last Google talk… while I talk about various subjects (below).
12:25 - Creative Commons and why I use it. I give examples of how it can be used by great blogs Boing Boing with +Xeni Jardin
and Cory Doctorow
14:45 - How I think about various groups on the internet
17:30 - Getting critiques -- watch out...
19:30 - A premises behind sharing for the sake of sharing
21:05 - Making yourself vulnerable - a counter-intuitive point
25:40 - Finding success and happiness… a few thoughtsQuestions and Answers
28:10 - Q&A period starts… someone begins by asking me about one of the final photos that appeared.
29:10 - How did I transition into this as a business?
31:30 - I mention the flavors of the HDR Tutorial at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com/hdr-tutorial/
33:10 - What is about HDR that helps you express your vision?
38:30 - How do you keep the photography fun? (how I don't have clients and stuff)
39:15 - How did you know that you are on the right path in regards to the openness?
40:00 - How often do you travel?
42:10 - How do you figure out where to go? AMAZING ANSWER!
43:30 - What do you think is going to happen in the next 50 years?
48:00 How do I keep myself inspired? I shared a bit about George Lucas and a discussion I had with +Stu Maschwitz
. After, a few Googlers came up to me and said that +Marissa Mayer
has said similar things to them, but she doesn't have the pleasure of knowing Stu
48:15 Are you a perfectionist?
50:18 Is there a best place to go photograph?
53:30 Why I don't like these 365 projects. (however, there was a good counter to my argument from +Kevin Kelly
, who you will see in the video I post tomorrow of our hangout)
54:25 Can you pick a photo you like and talk us through the process?
56:30 Translating 3D into 2D -- I mention how +Thomas Hawk
and I can both only see out of one eye.
Thanks to +Cliff Redeker
for helping out. And thanks to +Brian Rose
for filming and editing this together (you wear so many hats!). Also thanks to +Anne Espiritu
for coming to watch live and introducing me to your dad. That was great :)