Art of the day: SPITBALL by Tony Smith
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Art of the Day: Mashups by ClevelandSGS
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/26/2007 - 23:30.
I recently received an email from ClevelandSGS giving props to realneo, with a link to the ClevelandSGS space on Flickr. I hadn't heard of ClevelandSGS so I checked it out and was awed - it is an amazing assemblage of scanned historic documents and current photos of signage and scenes in Cleveland - a significant community asset in those respects - and a powerful gallery of "Mash-ups" not to be missed. But I still don't know what is ClevelandSGS. Do you? It is the Art of the Day, so read on
From Wikipedia - "A video mashup is the combination of multiple sources of video—which usually have no relevance with each other—into a derivative work often lampooning its component sources, or even another text. They are one of the latest of mashups, and are gaining popularity". In the case of ClevelandSGS, the mashups are of multiple digital images, and very well executed, original and fascinating. In these cases, they function as digital tagging, putting an individual imprint on any historical contect and setting.
Be sure to browse through the ClevelandSGS mashups and other images at their Flickr site and post some feedback here - if you are interested in Cleveland, art, consciousness and the mashup of that, you will be interested by ClevelandSGS! Share your thoughts and if you know more about ClevelandSGS (feel free to stop by yourself, ClevelandSGS).