Finding Something New (to Us) [Slides]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dan Hale, Visiting Assistant Professor of Animation (Creator)
Maggie Murphy, Associate Professor, Art & Design Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We know from experience that students typically find reference images of work they admire from social media and artist portfolio platforms, such as Artstation or DeviantArt. Most of these platforms use algorithms that attune themselves to user behavior. As a result, students see an ever-narrower stream of images in their preferred aesthetics. This limits opportunities for serendipitous encounters as well as holistic exposure to visual culture. How do we get students to move outside of their comfort zones in discovering new-to-them artists, searching for reference images, and browsing for inspiration?

Slides presented at the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group Fall 2021 meeting virtually on November 11, 2021.

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Language: English
Date: 2021
reference images, art, artist portfolio platforms

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