Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Pharrell's Online Artist Community

Upon realising that the NERD fan base is a hugely creative community (and a great resource for new ideas), Pharrell Williams has helped to set up an online community for all creative types.

ARTST is a place for artists of all kinds to meet, network and share their creative ideas.

It's open to people from a huge array of industries: animation, architecture, clothing, dance, digital, drawing, film, furniture, installations, music, painting, photographs, prints, sculptures, videos, writing.

ARTST is not dissimilar from Australian online arts community, Noise.

Check out Pharrell talking about the project below.

Is this the first example of a musician / celebrity being involved in the set-up of a social network?

It will be interesting to see how Pharrell uses the content posted there. Could exposing your talent via a celebrity social network be the new way to get your talent 'recognised'?

Step aside reality tv!
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Monday, 23 February 2009

Seacrest Out

First, he tries to high five a blind guy,

And now, Ryan Seacrest gets caught out when confronted with ethnic names.
Seriously - if you knew you were interviewing the cast of Slumdog Millionaire on the red carpet, wouldn't you have rehearsed their names beforehand?

What an idiot.
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Alt AZN Bros read Hackster Runoff

Hipster Runoff is the bible of youth culture for altbros, cool azns, and all fans of American Appy, Steve Aoki and the Cobra Snake.

Everyone at OAF stood still when it was revealed that HRO had been hacked - by someone calling themselves 'Hackster Runoff' who posted the following video...

HIPSTER RUNOFF HACKED from Hackster Runoff on Vimeo.

The hacker also posted ironic Bob Dylan lyrics, alongside emails from the infamous 'Carles' (or CRLS) of HRO fame requesting the hacker send him the password to access the blog again.

And then... this:

Seemingly this is a twitter post from a blog owner lamenting the loss of his cultural voice, posted on HRO by the Hackster. However, when you look closer the story is far more sinister.

Could it be that CRLS hacked his OWN blog?!

Carles' twitter screenshot update shows the trashcan icon. Which only appears when you are logged in to your OWN twitter account.

Is hacking yr own blog the new Cory Kennedy in 09?
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