While the web has no shortage of artistic forums, few of them offer the elegant cohesion of The Workbook Project, an “open source social experiment” founded by maverick filmmaker and tech iconoclast Lance Weiler that sews together the communal knowledge of 21st century artists and craftsmen of all ilk into a rich and, well, enriching tapestry.
Their topic cagetories just make so much darn sense! “Hoard” is for new blogs, sites, services, projects and events of interest. “Culture Hacker” tackles examples of technology specifically shaping the storytelling side of things in everything from film to games to music. “Motive” tracks the trends impacting media behavior. “New Breed” focuses on everything DIY, and “Pollinate” looks at ways to build, engage and maintain an audience. Brilliant.
It is a work in progress, so some areas are more lop-sided than others, but seriously, this is one of the best resources I’ve found out there for navigating the choppy waters of emerging media, and not enough people know about it. Check it out.