The ‘Unseen’ is ‘Seen’ because of the Wonders on the Web

Whilst researching creative social media platforms a few months ago for a presentation, I came across Vimeo.com. This site is very similar to YouTube in the way it shares videos and visual content, but it’s special because the videos uploaded are of a certain standard and quality. It’s a great website for creatives who want to publish their work on a global platform and those who need camera and filming advice and opinions. I would recommend exploring the pages and videos which have been uploaded; for example the one I have found below. The producer and artist called Simon Christen has uploaded several amazing videos which at the time of this post, the video below had received 584,000 views after being online for only 28 days. The artist also received 540 comments.

I believe this shows the increasing fascination with new art online, new sharable tools and how people love to share and give their own views and voices online. The world of social media is sharable and social, and this is a perfect example of how a piece of art can be broadcasted globally and seen by thousands in only a few days – whilst before social media tools existed, such as Vimeo and YouTube, this video would have probably been unseen on the artists laptop…

Watch and enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=15069551&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0

The Unseen Sea from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

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