Portable Take Two

Portable Take Two

>> It's getting to that time of year again when it might be useful to have a little Susie Bubble mascot jumping up and down on the sidebar to indicate where I am in the world.  Right now, I'm in New York, hungover from a greasy take out and overgorged on the Travel Chanel.  Next week, I'll be in Hong Kong and Beijing for a bit and then back to New York for fashion week because in my state of Olympics euphoria, August flew by and crashed into September.   

Before the actual shows happen, in New York, it's become something of a tradition to run a slew of conferences.  Portable, with whom I worked with on a series of solo talks down in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are joining in with their first ever Curators Conference in New York.  Fortunately, I'm not the star of this jam-packed day.  Josh Rubin, co-founder of Cool Hunting and Philippe von Bories and co-founder of Refinery29 are the web entrepeneur BIG-hitters and then you have creatives such as music video director Warren Fu and fashion photographer Gia Coppola.  We'll all be speaking about the idea of curation and how it has infiltrated our respective creative fields.  Why exactly have we hijacked that word and why has it become the buzzword to use in new media and commerce start-ups and in brands' marketing strategies?  I feel like I'm going to be probing the other panelists myself rather than sitting still and offering any nuggets as an online "curator".  Tickets are available here.  Yes, they're a bit pricy but as with all "medjaaaaa" conferences, they tend to be aimed at "professionals" with flash business cards and budgets to spend on research.  Oh, media…  





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  1. Elisa

    2012-08-16 at 12:20 PM

    Sounds interesting, but what about us poor London-bound souls? Can you record the event undercover for us? Pretty please!
    Wandering Minds fashion

  2. ellie

    2012-08-16 at 12:37 PM

    This sounds really interesting! I’m doing a PhD about museums and the growing popularity of the term ‘curating’ has been curious. I’d love to find out more.
    Because of my research interests I’m often cynical about use of the term, so it would be awesome to learn a little bit more about why people adopt the label. I’m often curious about why people use ‘curator’ rather than, say ‘editor’ (or in the case of ‘curated’ at sea of shoes, plain old ‘bought’!)
    Do you know if there’ll be any online output from the day? I’d love to hear more.

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  4. Serdane

    2012-08-16 at 1:46 PM
  5. Aela

    2012-08-16 at 1:47 PM

    Thanks for sharing this. Definitely an interesting activity!

  6. ellie

    2012-08-16 at 1:53 PM

    I’d like to apologise for that dig at Sea of Shoes.
    I got muddled with something I’d read elsewhere and, stupidly, only actually checked my facts after posting.
    I apologise for being unfair and snipey.

  7. Window Shopper

    2012-08-16 at 1:58 PM

    Sounds incredible– wish I could go. xx

  8. Domenic Bartlett-Roylance

    2012-08-16 at 3:00 PM

    We loved you in Brisbane, I wrote about you in a post 🙂

  9. Liz

    2012-08-16 at 5:51 PM

    sounds amazing!

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    2012-08-17 at 4:51 AM

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  11. ttea

    2012-08-17 at 7:10 PM

    This sounds very interesting. Do you consider yourself a ‘curator’? Or is that what you’re going to find out?

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