I didn’t end up going to week 9’s lecture and I probably should have as it’s going to be pretty difficult to write up a blog post about something I didn’t attend. However, I did check up on good old Moodle and watched the videos that were supposed to be our readings for the week.
I quite liked how it incorporated the arts and crafts world as I do consider myself to be along the likes of a creative. The LED dress did spark my attention (no pun intended) and I was thinking the whole time while watching the videos, “how is Instagram digitally crafty?”
That’s when I turned to Google.
I typed in “Digital Craft on Instagram” and there was a link to an actual Instagram called “Digital Craft Co.” Sadly, when I clicked on the link, it showed me that they have been inactive since 2013 and that they only had 39 followers. They do however have a website linked in their bio and I decided to click on that. The website was a dead end as well and I just didn’t understand what I was reading at all, however, maybe one of you may know what their site is talking about.
I returned back to the Google search bar and clicked on the very first linked that I skimmed past the first time and found an even better lead. This Instagram account was more active and also had a website to follow through with their digital craft making. Their website showcases their digital art which is really cool by the way.
By the end of my research I discovered that people don’t really create digital craft on Instagram, but they can share it with their following and use it to show case their work.