Mario A. Núñez Molina just posted about the virtual component of a photo art exhibit for an art class at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. Now, there are a number of remarkable photographs (I’ll reproduce a few below without permission, slap my wrist if this proves bad), and the virtual installment of this exhibit is well worth your time. But what’s strikes me just as much is that all the photos for the exhibit have been uploaded to Flickr, and are re-presented in an exhibit blog using a few snazzy Flickr plugins (they have one hell of a WPMu install running down there!). Let’s think about this for a second, an art class can quickly create a dynamic online exhibit using two services that are free (or very cheap) without having to spend half the semester worrying about programming and the like. What smacks of progress about this for me is that the class can concentrate on their art while the publishing and distribution of their work remains a quick, easy, and elegant afterthought with tools like Flickr and EduBlogs RUM.
And that’s just a few of the gems you can find there…congratulations to the Art 3007 class on a beautiful exhibit.
Thanks a lot for the post and for promoting this virtual exhibition. Since 2005, the students of Art 3007 leaded by professor Alberto Rodríguez prepare the exhibition. We have now the photo archives of several classes: http://blogs.uprm.edu/arte3007/galeria/ . In that way we are trascending time limitations and offer the opportunity to appreciate the photos all the time. Another advantage is that it is very easy to publish the virtual exhibition and it does not cost anything to us.
My pleasure Mario,
And thank you and the students of Art 3007 for sharing. I am really interested in the approach of building upon previous the previous years’ work, and building a richer sense of what this course design has been working towards over time. Very cool stuff, as always, I’m impressed!