What role does (or should) art play in our lives?

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[by]Dmitri Tcherbadji[/by]Is art limited to just museums, orchestras and theatres? Is it important? Why should we even have art? To answer these questions better, we need to start with an age-old what is art?

There is a lot of debate. Some say that we can call art only the things that are approved to be so by an authority. Others, (like myself) bring forward a point that art is a product of relationship between the creator and the audience. And that it has a lot to do with the intent of the producer. Let’s agree then, that art is a human-made object that is designed to evoke new emotions. If that doesn’t work for you - comment below and we’ll discuss. Otherwise let’s tackle the next big question.

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The importance of art, its role in the open market and how I plan to disrupt the creative industry

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[by]Dmitri Tcherbadji[/by]Last month I had a pleasure of presenting ArtSocket to a few investors, entrepreneurs and people interested in eCommerce. We all met in a nice, air-conditioned building with a clear view on to Doi Suthep national park. At one point it rained in a distance near the mountain - while the rest of the green landscape glowed with sunshine. Yet most people were concentrated on making sense of the challenges that Internet commerce comes with.

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Interview with Matthew Stollmeyer, skater

imageOne of the best shots of Matthew I was lucky enough to catch. View it full-screen.

[by]Dmitri Tcherbadji[/by]Working in art and entertainment business has its perks. Every now and then I get to meet all sorts of interesting and brilliant individuals, whom I often have a pleasure of interviewing. In the past I’ve talked to artists, photographers, and world travellers - all of whom have very unique experiences and world views. This time I’d like to post a few lines between myself and Matthew Stollmeyer. Matthew is an incredibly talented, dedicated skater and a friend.

Hey Matthew! Let’s start at the beginning. Where are you and what are you currently doing?

Sup D, I’m in Victoria BC, I came here in hopes or sorting out my injured hip, for which I believe I am in the final stretch. It’s been a while buddy!

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Get inspired by the Indian traditions and culture

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[by]Angel Jessica[/by]Indian tradition and culture has instilled the seeds of greatness in many. It taught us to be humble, helpful and generous. It brought inspiration to western artists around the world – most notably during the explosion of the “Hippie” movement in the 60s. The Beatles being the most prominent example: just listen to Within You Without You from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.

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Redesign: finding the cross point for art and technology

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[by]Dmitri Tcherbadji[/by]Depending how you look at it, this website is not that young. I don’t remember exactly when or how I started working on it, but the Facebook page says that it has been founded in 2012. There have been start-ups that became huge in a matter of few months. But, anyways, after all this time I think I was able to create something that does not suck. I hope it stays this way for as long as possible. Until the next comment by a stranger or friend  that I can’t help but agree with and it starts to drill me for weeks. Or until I discover another website that looks absolutely stunning and puts mine to shame. That last one always does it!

Here is the list of all the major changes (a.k.a. amazing improvements) and a few little things that make this update what it is:

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