First of all, I want to congratulate Carole and J-F on the redesign of Netdiver and for bringing inspirational design++ to us for 10 years. That’s truly amazing, especially if you remember the economic conditions of ’99 & ’00 and today. I believe it’s at times like this that we need to be inspired and reinvigorated in order to give us that little extra boost of energy to charge ahead. To do my part, I was honored that Carole asked me to contribute a list of 10 inspirational people for the special 10 yr issue #1, and I choose the subject of Artists and their Apps. You’ll see why as I describe each artist, but as a teaser, here’s the intro:
Artists and their Apps by Doc Woohoo!
“We are the mavericks. The innovators. The originators. We risk it all to create tools that extend our creative expression. Unable to accept the way things are – our relentless determination and passion force us down unexpected paths – emerging with tools and ideas like Laurie Anderson’s tape-bow violin, Frank Gehry’s Digital Project apps, Brian Eno’s Generative Music and all of seriously fun toys below.”