Monday, July 18, 2011 &

We have expanded our new media network with a tumblr blog that will accomodate our audio/video content and a soundcloud page for MCMV to handle our sounds as we map our neighborhood through story.  Check the tumblr and the soundcloud to follow our journey and share your stories with us as well!

Monday, July 11, 2011

How can My City My Voice improve it's social networking activities?

My City My Voice took some time out today to do some critical analysis regarding our various social networks.  We have Facebook (because it's so popular with our artist and community members), youtube (for sharing video), soundcloud (for sharing sound), and of course this blog.  We are thinking about ways to better share our process with the public and interactively engage people in this conversation about community, art, new media, and our summer themes of story and mapping. 

How can we better use the internet for social media? How do you use social networking and new media tools?

Specifically we've started by trying to find a better way to share our visual art from sketches and collage to digital photos and community maps.  What are the best social networking sites for visual art? Photos?
Is there one that can do both for us?  Give us your top three (free!) visual art/photo hosting sites.

Here are a few that I've found to consider:
Visual Art


This is our primitive form of social networking; mapping paths through string, sound and story.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

1st Day of My City My Voice 2011! ( +++check our new QR tag!!!)

We now have a QR tag for this blog, which you can see above ^.  Quick response (QR) tags are a form of bar code that encodes data in patterns with horizontal and vertical lines as opposed to regular bar codes that only have vertical lines.  They are easily read by QR readers that can be downloaded for smart phones such as Android, Blackberry and iPhone to direct the device's browser to a web address or other simple data like text.  We plan to use this new media technology to communicate with the community this summer and promote our public art projects.

Telling our story and mapping our neighborhood becomes easier through the use of new media tools such as QR tags because we can highlight the meaning we derive from our physical world by linking it to the digital realm.  Beyond our blog we will also have our stories and audio art posted on, videos on and visual art hosted by a site as yet undetermined (any suggestions?).  We are planning to explore the various hosting and search sites we use to mediate our online travel experience (blogger, soundcloud, google etc.) and contrast them with the various means of transportation that mediate our movement through the physical world (train, bus, car, foot etc.).  QR tags for our various artistic products will be posted on and around public transportation around our city creating an interactive artistic experience for our neighbors!

Stay tuned!