Web 2.0 for art: 3 apps and sites for art collectors – resource alert

ART AND THE INTERNET TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE

Reporting after 2010’s Art Basel Miami Beach, trend-hunting site trendcentral has picked out three of the latest Web-based technological advances benefiting the art world and provided a description of them. Read on to find out what they are and how they could help you.

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1. art.sy (www.art.sy)

trendcentral says… Art.sy helps users discover new artists by making intelligent recommendations based on the art that they already like. The service leverages the research of The Art Genome Project, an ongoing study of the characteristics that connect and distinguish works of original art. … Once users have exhausted the online database, they are encouraged to request an introduction to an artist or work at a nearby gallery and experience it in person.

Art.sy homepage (screen capture) Image from art.sy.

Art.sy homepage (screen capture) Image from art.sy.

2. Collectrium (www.collectrium.com)

trendcentral says… The app allows users to receive details on works of art and their creators just by snapping photos of the work. … It can catalog personal collections … and facilitate “wish lists.” And, it allows users to share their purchases with their social networks….

Collectrium homepage (screen capture). Image from collectrium.com.

Collectrium homepage (screen capture). Image from collectrium.com.

3. United States Artists (www.unitedstatesartists.org)

trendcentral says… United States Artists [is] a new online social network that helps fund artists’ projects using contributions from average Joes and wealthy donors alike. The site functions like Kickstarter for the art world, introducing those with an interest in cultural patronage … to a wide range of creative talents who need assistance in bringing their ideas to fruition.

United States Artists homepage (screen capture). Image from unitedstatesartists.org.

United States Artists homepage (screen capture). Image from unitedstatesartists.org.

We think it would be great to see something similar to United States Artists developed for the Asian art world, but would it work here? Leave your comments below.

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