i do not like the armenian startup ‘picsart’, the pride of many, because of different, mostly technical reasons, but i really like that it’s the first successful company, which promotes remixing, and encourages you to upload a photo under a license which provides opportunity to remix. they even have a hash tag, #freetoremix, if i am not mistaken. #picsart #instagram #photography #mobile_photography

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

mobile device manufacturers are trying to advertise their products as means of creativity. not only means of consumption. which is also good, because it’s about us. we want to be creative, not only consume.

i would like to say, let’s not forget, that we have amazing tool for creative work, right under ours very nose, but it becomes more and more neglected.

it is banal desktop personal computer.

it has terrific operating systems, well developed, toolkits and frameworks for writing software, diverse tools for creative work - photoshop and gimp, inkscape and illustrator, maya and blender, different cad systems for architects and engineers, cool software to create movies and animations.

btw, it’s symptomatic, that gtk toolkit was created in order to write gimp. (: because if you have such cool programs it means you have cool tools to write them.

on the contrary on mobile we have tools like instagram and picsart (btw, latter is developed in armenia, some of my friends work there, it’s founded by my former chief), and those tools are more like toys, too primitive.

and when you have only mobile device you have much more limited possibilities to learn, to go deeper, if you are curious. if you use windows, you can discover cmd, regedit, download real visual studio, use real professional tools like adobe illustrator, even when pirated. on mobile you cannot have such tools. you cannot make creative work which demands more tools, more efforts, and more knowledge, more personal development. that’s why i liked my n810 with maemo, it was basically hildon over debian, and when you have debian, it means whole gnu/linux world in your hands, you have tools, you can go deeper, do and learn a lot.

so this all beauty - development frameworks, toolkits, creative and professional tools, it’s all now neglected by the society which is amazed with mobile so called apps.

#mobile #desktop #photoshop #gimp #illustrator #inkscape #blender #instagram #picsart #console #tools #programming #gtk #debian #maemo #creativity

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