Whitney Biennial Twitter Tour #Recap

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 12:55 PM

In case you missed it yesterday, WNYC and the Whitney Museum — along with nine plugged-in social-media addicts — presented a first-ever live Twitter tour of the Biennial. And as we say on Twitter: #success!

Led by the show's co-curator Gary Carrion-Murayari, in a smart navy jacket and bright blue Nike kicks (see the TwitPics), and guided by WNYC arts contributor Carolina Miranda, our mobile-clutching crew tweeted with #WhiBi about works by Charles Ray, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, and R. H. Quaytman, to name a few. The Whitney even gave us rare permission to snap photos to upload. Here's a sample of what the group had to say:

@linagato RT @wnycculture: Pae White uses smoke from incense for it's heavier quality. Cotton and polyester. #whibi

@clearart RT @whitneymuseum: Aki Sasamoto filled the glasses in her installation with resin. #whibi

A dizzying hour and a half later, our team streamed dozens of #WhiBhi tweets and pics that followers retweeted to their followers, who retweeted to their followers...and wow, we're still reading through the comments, jokes and questions. Participants continue to respond to their own followers, reading up on each other's streams, and posting to Flickr, Tumblr, and many different blogs. To join in, search #WhiBi in Twitter or follow our list of participants. MediaComber even posted a story about the experience from the virtual side.
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Comments [4]

mario alfonso


Aug. 13 2011 02:41 PM
Juliette b from New York

Is there any way we can get a Podcast of the tour?

Mar. 29 2010 10:12 PM
An Xiao from New York

This was a ton of fun - kudos to WNYC, Carolina and the Whitney for organizing this event! I hope more museums follow suit.

Mar. 24 2010 11:34 PM
Carolina from NYC

With special fashion awards going to @manbartlett for his groovy poncho, Eva, for her natty hat, and @ericgrant for his smokin' galoshes. Tweet on!!!

Mar. 24 2010 06:42 PM

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