Artsy On Campus
Any given day at Princeton, I'll receive two dozen or so emails announcing a endless array of lecture series, dance performances, plays, readings, concerts, student exhibitions, and new shows at the University Art Museum. Wading through this daily deluge of emails involves opening each, clicking "agree" to view the poster art for each one, and then cross-referencing my schedule to see if I could attend, if interested. As I get so many of these emails, most of them fall prey to the Archive folder, so I attend very few of these events. Scanning Artsy's homepage, however, gives me a clear and visually engaging lineup of events, through blurbs and fast-loading images, and I think this format could be tailored to fit the thousand and one arts-related events happening on a college campus on a given day. Sorting the events chronologically, giving each a small text summary and an image (perhaps the event poster, student group logo, or object from an upcoming exhibition) would be a delightfully pleasing way to sort out the mass of campus art events. Consolidating all the events to one page (instead of different pages for the Museum, the Lewis Art Center, Labyrinth Books, Richardson Auditorium, etc) would make it much easier and more enjoyable to plan out which events to attend. Perhaps an "invite" feature could be included, to share it with friends and view the list of planned attendees. Artsy is so aesthetically pleasing and intelligent, and it could do wonders for the chaotic university inbox.