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Banksy „Webby Person of the Year“

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Banksy hat vor ein paar Tagen den Webby Award als „Webby Person of the Year“ verliehen bekommen. Schuld daran war seine „Better Out Than In“ Action in New York City, bei der er in den Straßen New Yorks täglich eines seiner begehrten Kunstwerke hinterlassen hat.

The Webby Awards is proud to honor Banksy as Person of the Year for his „Better Out Than In“ show in New York City this past October. Though the artworks themselves were primarily painted or staged on physical objects in New York, the true showcase took place on screens across the world. The curiosity and intrigue was palpable across all forms of digital media. 350,000 people followed Banksy“™s one-month, one-picture-a-day Instagram account. Particular pieces delved even deeper, leading viewers from Instagram to digital works on his (now bare) website. New Yorkers followed the roving exhibit on Foursquare and posted photos and videos to Tumblr, Vine, YouTube, and Twitter (where #banksy was used over 38,000 times during the month), and appreciating fans around the world tuned in. Not many people would make a logical connection between graffiti and the Internet, but Banksy not only showed the world what that looks like, but he made people care about it, too. For providing a glimpse into the potential future of art on the Web, Banksy truly deserves to be named Webby Person of the Year.

Von Banksy selbst stammt der „Artist in Residence“ Clip über seine Tage in New York:

Weitere Preise gingen unter anderem an De La Soul als „Webby Artist of the Year“ für ihre gratis MP3-Aktion, an Nowness für das beste Kulturblog und Jimmy Kimmel für den “ Worst Twerk Fail Ever“ Clip als besten Viral. Auch Arcade Fire („Reflektor“), Pharrell („24h Happy“) und Volvo („Van Damme“) oder das Breaking Bad Schul-Musical zählen zu den Preisträgern, von denen es über 100 gibt.

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Alle Infos auf http://www.webbyawards.com/.