|Like share! My facebook life by Roving Reporter|
At first you had to cut and paste links into facebook, as time went by web developers catch on to the possibilities of facebook and Share buttons showed up on browser tool bars. Like that had originally was what you did to connect to a page while you could join a group on facebook now you can like everything posted and you have to ask to join a group. As facebook must have realized that groups and pages were in effect being used as advertising they altered the ways these functioned and created administrative task which basically turned facebook into work. if you created a group you suddenly found yours self having to respond to request to join the group, there was a stamped from groups to pages. Pages which had an automatic announcements they now have to be posted then sent out.
As face books functions become more and more useless not being able to access a list of links is frustrating. After posting a link to an exhibition it would be nice to easily link reviews, videos or other posted material directly related to the event.
here is a sampling of what I mean.
Two exhibitions open in the US at the beginning of the spring a 50 year retrospective of Sheila Hicks at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and one featuring the printed textiles of Sonia Delaunay at the Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Both had advance press and reviews have started to appear in the two weeks since the openings.
Warp Factor by Shonquis Moreno appeared in the Design Icon section of Wallpaper* Reweaving Sheila Hicks by Faye Hirsch 04/04/11 is on the Art In America website. ‘Sheila Hicks: 50 Years,’ Retrospective in Philadelphia Leslie Camhi appeared in the New York Times on
1.2008.75, Sheila Hicks , a Lettre de Rupture, 2004
cotton, handmade paper, linen, 9 7/8 in. x 6 in. (25 cm x 15.24 cm)
Sheila Hicks: 50 Years
March 24 – August 7, 2011
the Institute of Contemporary Art
the Institute of Contemporary Art has a facebook page at s that currently on line are currently
Robe poème no. 1328, Designed by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979) France, 1923, Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, Museum of Modern Art, New York 304.1980, © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623, Photo: © The Museum of Modern Art/ Licensed by SCALA/ Art Resource, NY. Image provided by Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
March 18–June 5, 2011
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
5th Ave @ 91st, New York, NY 10128
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum official facebook page
Advance and current articles about the exhibition
New York Times Art Review Published: March 17, 2011
Swatches Illuminate a Painter’s Other Art by Roberta Smith
Financial Times published April 7 2011 Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, New York by Ariella Budick
Set of five fabric samples, Design 945, Designed by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979), Produced by Metz & Co France, 1929–30 Printed silk
Links to writers and magazines mentioned above
Shonquis Moreno http://shonquis.com/
Wallpaper can be found on facebook page
Art In America www.artinamericamagazine.com
Art in America’s facebook page
Roving Reporter giving at presentation about Textile activities in Canada at ETN 15th biannual Conference: “Revival of Old Textile Centres: a new future for training” July 24, 2009 in Austria at the in Austria at the Textile Centre Haslach
Other exhibitions and Textile related events that made an appearance on my facebook wall.
Women in Orient curated by Hana Chidiac
February 8 to May 15, 2011
Le musée du quai Branly Artistic director : Christian Lacroix
the official Le musée du quai Branly facebook page
April 2, 2011 - August 28, 2011
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston official facebook page
Textile Bienneials Conferences and Symposiums
Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf http://www.biennaledulin.ca/
june-September 2011, official facebook page
Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 11: http://www.biennial.lt/
September 22 - December 4 2011
16th European Textile Network conference (in Kaunas)
September 22nd to 24th 2011 (with pre- and post-program from 21st to 30th of September)
ETN official facebook group
Julie Pongrac Hand knit lace bowls. Material(s): Vine or Hanji paper embellished with glass beads and wire
Plying the Trades: Pulling Together in the 21st Century 8th North American Textile Conservation Conference Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico November 8th – 11th, 2011
Tuesday 08 November - Friday 11 November 2011
While looking for textile conservation stories on line i found this article about a project at the Western Development Museum and shared it on facebook:
Steps taken to preserve McClung wedding Dress by Noelle Grosse http://www.wdm.ca/artifact_articles/mcclung.htm
The Western Development Museum official facebook page
World of Threads http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com
Next Festival: Oct. 12 - 28, 2012
From Lausanne To Beijing 7th international Fibre At Biennale & fibre Art Symposium
More on line textile publishingE-Books from Gutenbreg <e> a program of the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press
"Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930 by Sarah A Gordon http://www.gutenberg-e.org/gordon/
The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Lowengard http://www.gutenberg-e.org/lowengard/index.html
As time passes things change the rapidness of change on facebook has been silly, there really is no other word for it. These changes have had the effect of turn what was a reasonable way of exchanging information with a large number of people simultaneously have basically been turned into chat. Facebook provides you with more then the 140 characters that twitter allows for but has pretty well shut out the "mass" exponential movement of information. Unless you spend the money and make a page along with an advertisement for it which let you do target marketing.
A target market for textiles in general is a great idea, but scholars who have spent 7 years working on the technical aspects of Elizabethan lace work might be over looked/ left off the target. I personally want to see what they are working on and want to share it with you.It is kind of funny that the internet itself was developed for this type of document exchange between academic institution
What will be the next stage of Social Networking be and if it will be less social and more networking. Opps Could you pass the wine please. What did you think of the musical episode of Grey's Anatomy? in 140 characters please.