Big Love: My notes from the panel discussion at “Status Update” exhibition in New Haven

Read more about the panel and exhibition, and see pictures, in the New Haven Independent. Related post:“Status Update” in New Haven

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Big Love: Artists and Social Networking Technology

“Big Love,” a conversation I’m organizing via the FaceBook Event Invitation feature, is part of the “Status Update” show at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven. Confirmed guests include Matt Held (I’ll Have my Facebook Portrait Painted by Matt Held), Paddy Johnson (Art Fag City), Sharon Kleinman (author of Displacing Place), An Xiao (Thatwaszen), and other … read more… “Big Love: Artists and Social Networking Technology”

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“I’ll have my Facebook portrait painted by Matt Held”

For years Brooklyn artist Matt Held painted portraits from old family photos, but this past Thanksgiving he began using Facebook portraits as source material. On his blog he writes that one day his wife was playing around with the computer, took a picture of herself in iPhoto – her interpretation of what she looked like … read more… ““I’ll have my Facebook portrait painted by Matt Held””