The New Museum hosted Seven on Seven this weekend (April 17/18, 2010) – where seven artists and seven technologists paired up to create social media based art and present their ideas to a paying crowd at the museum. Here’s the NYTimes review. Mark Mullenweg, a creator of WordPress, and the artist Evan Roth, collaborated to produce Surprise Me. (Fun Mode) which offers WordPress bloggers some positive reinforcement every time they hit the Publish button. “They described it as ‘an emotional plug-in’, a virtual artwork to celebrate the ‘sacred act of publishing,’ which the web has transformed as fundamentally as Gutenberg did and which is in turn, transforming society.”
Eager to try it, I was going to install it but it’s only available for blogs hosted on WordPress. If your blog is there, try it and please let me know what you saw.