Monday, September 15, 2008
I interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to ask a question...can there be too much of a good thing?? I am contemplating this question as The Pulse goes on. And on. And on. I have been sensing that I am putting out information overload. There is certainly much to be learned from all these amazing, participating artists. But, no matter how good the professors might be, if the class goes on too long, the brain shuts down. And I wonder if there might be many of you out there who have begun to doodle, pass notes, and think about what you are going to eat after school. At least that is what my intuition is telling me.
This project has grown beyond my wildest dreams. The first survey, posted just 9 months ago, had 35 artists. The current survey has 95! With 7 total questions, that is 665 responses...and photos to boot! Based on emails from additional artists requesting to be part of future editions, the number of responses for the next project might be...well...you do the math!
I have a million ideas for more chapters of The Pulse, including future artist surveys. And as the project continues, I will likely be shifting the way in which the information is presented. That way all artists interested in participating can be included but the postings can be less potentially overwhelming. I see this as a work in progress.
From the start, The Pulse was meant to be collaborative. So please feel free to give me honest feedback and ideas about these issues, either via comments or emails. I am curious and would love to hear from you all regarding my intuition of "information overload" or with any other feedback and suggestions you have. Be my Pulse Rate Monitor and tell me what you think!
And now...we return to our regularly scheduled broadcasting. This week The Pulse presents 95 artists' studios in words and pictures. Find out where the magic happens!