Art Websites: Artcyclopedia, Pixiv, Art Blog, Deviantart, Net. Art, Paper Project, Gfxartist, Agnieszka's Dowry, Sagan 4, Art. Net

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General Books, 2010 - 166 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 38. Chapters: ArtCyclopedia, Pixiv, Art blog, DeviantArt, Net.art, Paper Project, Electronic Disturbance Theater, Google Art Project, FreakingNews, Agnieszka's Dowry, Art.Net, Interartcenter, Hugo Heyrman, Blackbird, FedEx furniture, Skull-A-Day, MINUS SPACE, VGBoxArt, Fonts2u, Worth1000, WinCustomize, The one million masterpiece, Ugallery, The Arts Map, Wooster Collective, The Helmet Project, Myartspace, Superbad, Elftown, SamBakZa, UbuWeb, Terrain.org, SIKART, Louise Blouin Media, Propaganda, Virtual Collection of Masterpieces, The Dump, 10eastern, Otium, Digital Blasphemy, American Memory, ArtDaily, Georgian Art, Tiflis Avenue, Design Observer, Chinaknowledge, DaFont, WorldArt Kiosk, Artworld Salon, Conan vs. bear. Excerpt: Pixiv is a Japanese online community for artists. It was first launched as a beta test on September 10, 2007 by Takahiro Kamitani. Pixiv Inc. is headquartered in Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. As of May 2010, the site consists of over 2 million members, over 11 million submissions, and receives over 20,000 submissions daily. As of January 2010, the website is visited approximately 34 million times daily, and about 1.5 billion times monthly as of May 2010. Pixiv aims to provide a place for artists to exhibit their illustrations and get feedback via a rating system and user comments. Works are organized in an extensive tag structure which forms the backbone of the website. Starting as the idea of the programmer Takahiro Kamitani, who is himself an artist known as Bakotsu on the website, launched Pixiv on September 10, 2007 as a beta test. After the number of users exceeded 10,000 only nineteen days after launch, it became difficult for Kamitani to maintain Pixiv on his own, leading him to establish Crooc Inc. on October 1, 2007. The website went under a renewal on December 18, 2007 into basically what is o...

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