The Take is a blog created by the Guggenheim
and inspired by YouTube Play. A Biennial
of Creative Video. On it, you’ll find writing by experts, scholars, and
artists from the worlds of film, video, and Internet culture. The Take will
feature discussions on digital content, the history of video art, and online
video and its effects on art and life.
This summer, we’ll update the
blog weekly with brief reflections on myriad subjects like the history of Internet
and video art, the distribution of information in an era of instant access to
global audiences, video sharing before there was YouTube, online identity and
vlogging, how museums and art institutions treat online video, artists’ uses of
the Web, the cat meme on the Internet, and GIFs as artworks, among many others.
Artists will share their favorite YouTube videos, and we will feature
interviews with people who have made important contributions to life online.
We hope the Take will stimulate discussion
well beyond our guest bloggers. Please voice your opinions and share your
thoughts by commenting on the posts, and visit us often.