The worldwide web provides a wealth of information; type a simple word into google and you'll be presented with thousands of pages on the subject. But the internet is more than just a virtual library, it is a network that connects people across all parts of the globe so that they can socialise, share ideas, opinions, and even art. Websites like DeviantArt allow people to upload their artwork online and get feedback from other artists.
While in the physical world it is usually only professionals who get their work on display, on DeviantArt, anyone of any skill level can join. Although I am a poor drawer, I have an account there and show my work off to others. The feedback people give can be helpful in helping you improve.
From the 23rd April - 25th May, the Stanley Picker Gallery are going to be exhibiting an experimental project that looks at how the web allows creativity to bloom in the field of design education through collaborative cooperation.
Each week will feature a different group of artists who have to develop a creative piece of work (whether it be a painting, sculpture, or installation) based on their given theme, using the knowledge gather by an online lecture or presentation.
As a visitor you will be able to watch their work in progress, and offer feedback via social networking. Each exhibit will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. While Tuesdays are invitation only events, Thursdays are open to the public on the 25th April, and the 2nd, 9th and 16th May.