"MoodShare allows you to make and share multi-user collaborative mood boards. Find media and create boards faster than ever before, and then connect with the wider team to build consensus in real-time.
MoodShare was designed for everyone in the business of selling ideas - advertisers, designers, architects, directors, photographers and writers. It also makes a great briefing tool for commissioning creatives."
(Mooooodle Limited, 2011)
"Studies in Material Thinking is an international journal that reports on the peer reviewed work of artists, designers and writers. It is a vehicle to support the communication and critique of artistic and design research from the vantage point of both the materiality and the poetics of creative research. Studies in Material Thinking aims to develop a series of divergent positions, critical approaches and contestations around the term 'material thinking', centred as it is on an understanding of making, invention, design, creative practice and research methodology."
(Nancy de Freitas, Studies in Material Thinking)
"Ficly is about creativity. ... everyone can carve out fifteen minutes to either continue a story someone else has started, or start something of their own - something simple - two, maybe three paragraphs of a character, a plot or even just a place.
That's the premise. We impose a limit of 1,024 characters because we think constraints are good. They make you choose your words more carefully."
(Jason Garber, Kevin Lawver)
"With the increasing extension of the press, which kept placing new political; religious, scientific, professional, and local organs before the readers, an increasing number of readers became writers-at first, occasional ones. It began with the daily press opening to its readers space for 'letters to the editor.' And today there is hardly a gainfully employed European who could not, in principle, find an opportunity to publish somewhere or other comments on his work, grievances, documentary reports, or that sort of thing. Thus, the distinction between author and public is about to lose its basic character. The difference becomes merely functional; it may vary from case to case. At any moment the reader is ready to turn into a writer. As expert, which he had to become willy-nilly in an extremely specialized work process, even if only in some minor respect, the reader gains access to authorship."
(Walter Benjamin, 1988, p.232)
Benjamin, Walter (1988). 'Illuminations', New York, USA: Random House.