Inspirational Research

There are many different ways artists find to influence themselves. For myself inspiration strikes in the early hours of the morning while laying in bed, which sheds some light on the company name. Specifically there are a couple websites and blogs I frequently visit where I can view some of my favorite artists as well as rising artists in the field who share works for critiques.

The first and main website I frequent is Reddit.com. This website for those who do not already know is, “a social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of either a link or a text (“self”) post. Other users then vote the submission “up” or “down”, which is used to rank the post and determine its position on the site’s pages and front page.” (from the Wikipedia entry). Within Reddit there are ‘sub-reddits’ where you can subscribe to an almost infinite realm of interests. As you can see from the page, my interests lie mainly in Space, Graphic Design, Show Flyers.. etc. Not only do I view these pages everyday, I engage in discussions on technical process’ where I can learn from others and incorporate a feature into my own work. Sites like these are perfect for any range of artists allowing creative ideas to be freely shared and processed through.

As I drift from Reddit I find myself all throughout the Internet finding websites and works I have not yet seen. This is when I find myself browsing every medium possible. Being a musician myself, I enjoy producing and researching the musical process and listen to compositions. These works use another side of my creative brain forcing new ideas and thinking outside the box helps me see my own art with a new eye. Having more than one perspective on a subject will never be a bad thing. Always create new art and always be on the look out for a new creative process.
-Kris

**selected sub-reddits**
http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceporn
http://www.reddit.com/r/glitch_art
http://www.reddit.com/r/fractalporn

Further Inspiration:
http://createdigitalmusic.com/
http://www.booooooom.com/
http://iheartphotograph.blogspot.com/
http://rhizome.org/

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