TheBroth.com is a collaborative approach to digital manipulation and creation software like Paint (on most Microsoft Windows software) and Photoshop. Participants are able to create, collaborate, play, chat, make friends, blog, exhibit, rate, and discuss artworks. Members of the Broth can open up their own collaborative live art room, take snapshots and exhibit them in the public gallery, then rate and discuss other artworks in the gallery. Members can also create a personal profile, manage friends and stats, add avatars, earn awards and write in a blog.
"I love Mosaic so much, but I didn't expect seeing it as an online multiplayer game ! TheBroth.com is a massively multiplayer, live internet application that connects people around the globe beyond language and age boundaries. Participate and influence an unpredictable and ever-changing global playground. From live art to a novel social experiment - TheBroth is what you make it!" (quote from a member of theBroth.com)
"The game is so much fun, after entering the mosaic you can already start moving the tiles with other players online and create original artworks. You can register to take snapshot of the mosaic created, there is already many examples in the gallery. If you liked a design you can also buy it on tshirts from cafepress, and maybe in the future you can buy the mosaic itself as a package to assemble at home." (quote from a member of theBroth.com)
Examples of collaborative artworks are listed below:
*Artwork 31810 (95 players)
Artwork 24564 (3 players)
Examples of 1 player artworks are listed below:
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Artists' collectives, in contrast to relational aesthetics, seem focused on the process. They are basically groups of artists working together to create art. The art that is created does not necessarily have to be collaborative even if the process of its conception is. An artists' collective could work on a painting, sculpture, or some other object-based work. They could also choose to work on something more conceptual and/or collaborative. They could choose to make a piece that is judged a success using relational aesthetics.