art:21 interview

While running ITP Camp this summer I had the opportunity to have a fabulous conversation with Antonius Wiriadjaja – current ITP student and guest blogger for art:21. The result was “Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog“, by far the most pleasant and comprehensive interview I’ve done to date. If you’d like to know what I’ve been up to recently it’s worth checking out!

1 comment to art:21 interview

  • Matt Mason

    Hey Kate, just saw the TED video. How fun! It occurred to me that some of your devices would be useful in dealing with kids with Autism and other disorders. I really am NOT the one to say, because I really don’t know what I’m talking about here. But it seems that if you had a troubled child working with one of your devices, it may give them some insight to their own behaviors.? Anyway, my daughter works with some of these kids, I’m sending her a link to your site and TED.

    Keep up the good work, and here’s a post by Seth Godin:

    The alternative to failure

    “What would you have me do instead?”

    To the critic who decries a project as a worthless folly, something that didn’t work out, something that challenged the status quo and failed, the artist might ask,

    “Is it better to do nothing?”

    To the critic who hasn’t shipped, who hasn’t created his art, anything less than better-than-what-I -have-now appears to be a waste. To this critic, progress should only occur in leaps, in which a fully functioning, perfected new device/book/project/process/system appears and instantly and perfectly replaces the current model.

    We don’t need your sharp wit or enmity, please. Our culture needs your support instead.

    Each step by any (and every) one who ships moves us. It might show us what won’t work, it might advance the state of the art or it might merely encourage others to give it a try as well.

    To those who feel that they have no choice but to create, thank you.