The Brooklyn Museum Lets the Crowd Curate a Show


These days everyone is a curator. If you talk to any social media entrepreneurs, chances are they will go on and on about how their Website is all about letting people “curate” the Web, whether that’s photos, videos, or news stories. It is usually code for:”Most people are too lazy to actually produce anything, but we let them organize and remix what other people have produced.” Who doesn’t love to remix?

Well, now you can actually do some real curating over the Web. The Brooklyn Museum is putting together a photography exhibit called Click, based on how people evaluate the submissions online. There was an open call for photographs of Brooklyn through March, and now through May 23 anyone can register and vote on the entries. The photos that get the most votes will be shown in an actual exhibit this summer—when the actual curators are at the beach.