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Responding to current events with art

The last year-plus has been a tumultuous time in the world. As announced last week, we're changing the norms of the USPolitics megathreads, and that includes less space for parody songs and similar stuff. Instead, folks can put that stuff here. Have you made some art, music, etc. (silly or serious), inspired by current events (from anywhere in the world, not just the US)? Show us!
posted by LobsterMitten on Dec 4, 2017 - 7 comments

Looking back on ten years of FPPs

I've joined many web communities in my life, but none for as long or as wholeheartedly as MetaFilter. I've learned a lot, grown as a person, and taken direction from the thousands of smart, funny, and caring people who write here. And I've been inspired to write, too, putting more time and effort into researching worthwhile posts than I have at any other creative hobby. Sadly, what with work and the news chaos and competing interests it feels like there's less and less time to focus lately, and seeing linkrot erode what I do post is a drag. So when showbiz_liz's lovely celebration of ten years on the blue made me realize my own 10th Mefiversary was approaching, I was moved to do something about it. Nothing on the web lasts forever, but armed with old notes files, the Wayback Machine, and a drive to rediscover my own personal Best of the Web, I plowed through all 149 posts (and a few comments) to recover lost links, check on what had happened since, and organize it all into a single FPP omnibus for your reading pleasure. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 29, 2017 - 28 comments

GISHWHES 2017 wrap up: Keeping it weird

A few weeks ago I put a call out for members of the defacto mefite team for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. GISHWHES wrapped up about a week ago. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the 2017 submissions of Team StrangeFascination. [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Aug 19, 2017 - 11 comments

All I want for GISHWHES... is youuuuuuu

It's that time of year again, where people submit themselves to the unhinged whims of a celebrity puppetmaster in the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (5-11 August 2017). Mefite-heavy team StrangeFascination (previously, previouslier) have 5 open spots - would any Mefites like to join us for zany art timez? [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Jul 20, 2017 - 19 comments

photographic copyright

This AskMe question is looking for help in order to do something of dubious legality. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Jun 5, 2017 - 75 comments

This needs to be a ten hour YouTube video loop

In which a community website moderator and artist of some repute cleans up a stencil -based work and OH GOD THIS IS SO SATISFYING. Recent works by the same artist include fractal images, cubes, and more peeling.
posted by Wordshore on May 13, 2017 - 22 comments

What Art Offers Is Space -- a Certain Breathing Room for the Spirit.

Show us your art! I'm feeling the need for some beauty and some MeFite sharing, so let's see (and/or read about) your favorite object of beauty in your living space (art, tchotchke, design element, whatever) ... whatever it is that's beautiful in your space and brings you happiness from looking at it. Show us your #1, show us your top 5, I just want to see what beautiful things bring you all happiness in your homes!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 15, 2016 - 109 comments

Can you help me find an article about a fine art scandal?

This article was previously posted to Metafilter, I believe within the last year. It was a long story about a man who worked as a fine art shipper who moved up in the ranks to become an art dealer. [more inside]
posted by turtlebackriding on Sep 15, 2016 - 7 comments

Best way to ask MeFi for help with a project?

I'm not sure what if any is the best way to put out a general call for help with a project on MeFi. (Not to announce a completed project like in the Projects subsite, but to ask for help with one.) Has there ever been any thought/discussion given to the idea of creating a new subsite where MeFites can request help with things like art or writing projects from other MeFites? It could even be broader than that--call it "Hope Me, MeFi!" or something--and just make it a place where community members can seek out other members for help with whatever they might be doing.
posted by saulgoodman on Oct 1, 2015 - 31 comments

Strange, yet fascinating - GISHWHES 2015

Another year, another bunch of people doing zany art nonsense because their celebrity puppet master demands it. The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen just wrapped up for 2015, and the (unofficial) Metafilter Team StrangeFascination (plus our new friends Minion Mayhem), featuring Lou Stuells, divka, kjs4, usonian and His thoughts were red thoughts did pretty good. See this year's submissions here. [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Aug 9, 2015 - 8 comments

AskMe about Scale of Artistic Ability in Children

Hi all. I remember seeing a post on AskMe about a parent trying to assess their child's artistic ability based on a link they provided with drawings that showed what is standard for each age group. I've searched google and through the Arts questions with no luck. Ring any bells?
posted by guster4lovers on Aug 3, 2015 - 7 comments

help finding an artist posted to Mefi

Hi, the FAQ says ask here. I somehow failed to favorite or save off an artist featured in a Mefi post within the past 8 months. She's an illustrator for a newspaper in the desert states, like maybe Arizona or vicinity. Her work is ink and washes? Or ink and watercolor? Her work features bound female figures bleeding from arrows. Bunnies and birds flying about. Pain of love. Thanks!
posted by surplus on Jul 15, 2015 - 2 comments

Did Mefi make you fan of any of 'Mefi's Own' ??

Have you discovered any artists / writers / musicians / insert-artform-here, via Metafilter who are bone fide 'Mefi's Own', that you are now big fans of? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Feb 4, 2015 - 103 comments

throw apologetic in there

Comedian Myq Kaplan has joined metafilter to comment about our comments on his latest project! [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jul 11, 2012 - 51 comments

Cab talk

Dmitry Samarov joined up and dropped by this post about his work.
posted by curious nu on May 21, 2012 - 17 comments

Painting with slices of video

Does anyone remember a post (from the past year or so, I think) about some digital art that was made by taking (pixel-wide?) slices of video and sort of "painting" with it? [more inside]
posted by kilo hertz on Feb 8, 2012 - 9 comments

Looking for an old post: a big, big site with models in a gajillion different poses, meant to serve as reference models for practicing figure drawing.

Looking for an old post: a big-ass site with models in a gajillion different poses, meant to serve as a reference for practicing figure drawing. Anyone remember this? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jan 23, 2012 - 13 comments

mefi atc swapping group?

I know there are artists, hobbyists, and crafters among the Mefi members. Are any swapping ATCs? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Oct 16, 2011 - 29 comments

Enter all your responses into your copy of the Problem Book

Meta Filter, [1973-75] is an interactive console, two participants sit on either side and look at a series of neutral images of people, people as individuals or people in relationship to others on the small screen in front of them. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Aug 9, 2011 - 39 comments

Know of an artist named Art Seller? I do now.

I posted this question about 2 ½ years ago and I wanted to give a followup and say “thanks”. [more inside]
posted by horsemuth on Apr 5, 2011 - 80 comments

it's like a meetup where all you do is doodle on napkins

This might be a longshot, but are there any mefites that would be interested in an unofficial oekaki drawing board, or some other kind of drawing/art/Muro/doodle/paintchat board/community? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Mar 3, 2011 - 40 comments

The drama's done.

Follow-up: Matt Kish's One Drawing for Every Page of Moby-Dick (discussed here) is now complete. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 29, 2011 - 14 comments

Ouroboros is a cat.

Lute Cat (not to be confused with Zither Cat) began life as a deletion reason on the blue, was briefly batted about on the grey, was then auctioned off for charity, and is now residing in Projects, ready to be purchased and taken home. Oh won't you love him, Mefi.
posted by shakespeherian on Nov 24, 2010 - 35 comments

Six Colours Blue

This post is Pepsi-Blue. divabat isn't even trying to hide the fact. Smarties Australia paired 8 kids up with 8 artists to create art based on each Smarties colour ... getting the product name in twice in the lead sentence. [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Aug 29, 2010 - 143 comments

Two steps forward, 1.999 steps back?

WTF, MetaFilter? Especially after two epic threads about rape experience and not knowing whether to trust other people, it seems, I don't know. Unwise? To post about this animation that's rather the antithesis of all that work. I'm really just not getting it. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Nov 18, 2009 - 512 comments

My term for them is "pixenwords". No, it isn't, really. But anyway...

Who are the comics-making MeFites? I am aware of Greg Nog, interrobang, XQUZYPHYR, and The Whelk... who else?
posted by not_on_display on Oct 7, 2009 - 72 comments

I am art.

In this thread about Antony Gormley's One and Other art project in Trafalgar Square this summer, Mr Mustard said that he would post to Mefi from the plinth if picked. As I'm appearing on there tomorrow (Mon 21st) I feel honour-bound to do just that. Possible mini-meetup... [more inside]
posted by i_cola on Sep 20, 2009 - 50 comments

Talk to Strangers Again

Hey guys, remember way back in 2005 when I had that AIM bot that let you talk to random people on the net? It melted down frequently due to some restrictions of the AIM network, and I lost interest in it. Apparently, the community didn't because people have MeMailed me about it since. I talked about doing a AJAX version, but never got around to it. So I thought you might like to hear that someone else did. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Apr 10, 2009 - 12 comments

Why did my Askmefi question go unanswered?

My Askmefi question only recieved one answer...I realize that this must just happen every so often, but I'm wondering, a) how I might avoid it, and, b) can I ask the same question again in the hopes of getting more answers? [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb on Mar 15, 2009 - 67 comments

your chance at single-person economic stimulation

Just in time for holidays, Metsy is here! [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Nov 20, 2008 - 31 comments

consumerism united!

Would anyone be interested in starting an Etsy Team? [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Oct 30, 2008 - 38 comments

I mean, the guy is on the board of NCMEC!

How is the question of Jeff Koons' validity as an artist, called into question by his departure from his financial worker past, anything other than chatfilter?
posted by parmanparman on Sep 11, 2008 - 32 comments

Burning the black book

Last post on this project [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 4, 2008 - 27 comments

Artomatic 2008 in Washington, DC

Any other Washington, DC area Mefites taking part in this year's Artomatic? It's May 9 to June 15. I'd like to see your work and maybe meet. Registration is still open (800 artists so far). You should at least go and see it even if you're not taking part. [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Apr 15, 2008 - 5 comments

Can we make it so that if we map how the art travels it looks like a bunny?

Mefi mail art. Via MeCha. Who's down? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury on Nov 5, 2007 - 55 comments

Black Book Art Circle Project reredux!

9 months ago I mentioned my Black Book Art Circle Project, and sent out a whack of books to MeFites. So far, none have come back. I did move in the meantime, but paid for mail forwarding to my current location, just so there would be no lost art. That service is about to expire. Does anyone know the status of the books they received?
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 30, 2007 - 37 comments

Truth is beauty, beauty truth, sir!

Lately, grapefruitmoon has been posting some wonderful art FPPs.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Apr 18, 2007 - 49 comments

Mefi Disposable Camera Swap

Mefite group art project: passing around disposable cameras.
posted by ztdavis on Mar 11, 2007 - 47 comments

Album art for your music downloads

I'm a bit obsessive about my album art, but I never had anything for the songs I've snatched from MeFi Music (chococat, I'm looking in your direction). So I whipped up a little something that I thought I'd share with the community. It's nothing special, but perhaps it will help fill out your Cover Flow.
posted by Rock Steady on Feb 8, 2007 - 17 comments

50 works of art you should see before you die - rocks!

kirkaracha ftw
posted by bardic on Dec 7, 2006 - 49 comments

You deleted my ASCII masterpiece!

I won't argue the removal of the ascii art, but it wasn't all that bad, was it? (RE)

I won't do it again, anyway.
posted by Kickstart70 on Nov 30, 2006 - 17 comments

Black Book Art Circle

Previous Black Book Art Circle post. The new 8 books are going out to: riotgrrl69, dersins, ThePinkSuperhero, robert angelo, david coulter (didn't give his username), nanojath, routergirl! Note that is only 7, because I promised one to klangklangston but he has not given me his mailing address (HINT).

Previous books went to brundlefly, jessamyn, cortex, dobbs, and bardic. If you are none of of these people or the new recipients, and want to participate, please say so and maybe someone will be kind enough to make you their next recipient!
posted by Kickstart70 on Oct 31, 2006 - 36 comments

MeFi MeCha bookmark art swap reminder.

Last chance: Sign up for the groovycool mefi/mecha bookmark art swap. Yes, YOU. Do it. More is inside.
posted by taz on Sep 14, 2006 - 6 comments

inter-media collaboration

Artists in every media, I'm thinking about the creative process, generating ideas for inter-media (is there such a word?) collaboration, and where abstract art originates.
posted by Julia Gill on Feb 25, 2006 - 25 comments

Mefi art mail swap

Mefi Art Mail Swap: Updates on Images, Membership, latest Theme, and Protocol inside.
posted by safetyfork on Aug 15, 2005 - 14 comments

current mail art swap

I thought I'd start a thread for the current mail art swap (pieces due in the mail August 1).
I'm excited.
posted by Jon-o on Aug 2, 2005 - 20 comments

Mail art, anyone?

In my thread about mail art, Jon-o had a great idea. I'd love to organize something like this. Is anyone interested?
posted by Specklet on Jul 6, 2005 - 37 comments

mefiswap- and postcardx-style metafilter art exchange

Is there any interest in a mefiswap- and postcardx-style metafilter art exchange?
posted by interrobang on Jun 2, 2005 - 66 comments

email for an art project

What's up with the profile pages? Every one I check has this at the bottom left of the page: email for an art project
posted by The God Complex on Dec 22, 2004 - 34 comments

Opinions sought on Photoshop Tennis

Photoshop Tennis: Has been much discussed here at MetaFilter. As I'm writing a small article about it for a Chicago Arts magazine, your opinions would be appreciated.
posted by aladfar on Jan 16, 2002 - 25 comments

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