First Follower

From Weekly I/O#59

When new artists do weird work, their first followers are the curators who transform their individual weirdness into public art. Make your work easy to find and follow.


This popped up in a conversation with my digital art teacher Miguel Novelo when we discussed what art is and the journey of transitioning the display of art pieces from an internet space to a physical gallery. We must put ourselves out there to be discovered, commented on, and understood. Thanks to Miguel Novelo for sharing this with us.

This reminds me of the video: First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy. Another related but different perspective I noted is from Kevin Kelly's: 103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known: "When you lead, your real job is to create more leaders, not more followers."

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