Off Book

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Off Book is a web-only series from PBS Arts that expands the definition of art. Each episode will explore a cutting-edge genre that invites you to engage with the artists and creative process.

5 minutes

Off Book is a web-only series from PBS Arts that expands the definition of art. Each episode will explore a cutting-edge genre that invites you to engage with the artists and creative process.

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Watch Off Book Season 1 Episode 57 - Cosplay Changes Lives

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April 14, 2014
With TV shows dedicated to it, and pictures and videos all across the internet, cosplay has now officially entered the public consciousness. All over the world, enthusiastic fans dress up as their favorite characters and show off amazing homemade costumes at conventions and in inspiring photography sessions. But beyond the glamour is a powerful story of personal transformation. Dressing up helps many cosplayers subvert cultural norms and experiment with new identities. For some, it makes them feel more comfortable in their own skin. A practice that on the surface seems just for fun, in fact can have a profound effect on the cosplayer, revealing another side to this intriguing contemporary movement.
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Watch Off Book Season 1 Episode 1 - The Impact of Kickstarter, Creative Commons & Creators Project

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The internet has intensified connections between people across the planet. In this episode we take a look at the impact of this new interconnectivity on the art world. Traditional funding models are dissolving, new forms of expressing ownership have arisen to accomodate for remix culture, and artists are finding ways to connect physical art experiences and traditions to the internet. In the digital era, the experience of art from the perspective of the artist and the art audience is shifting rapidly, and bringing more people into the creative process.
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Watch Off Book Season 1 Episode 51 - The Art of Stop Motion
s1e51 The Art of Stop Motion
September 5, 2013
September 5, 2013
The Art of Stop Motion
Watch Off Book Season 1 Episode 52 - How To Be Creative
s1e52 How To Be Creative
October 3, 2013
October 3, 2013
How To Be Creative
Watch Off Book Season 1 Episode 57 - Cosplay Changes Lives
s1e57 Cosplay Changes Lives
April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014
Cosplay Changes Lives
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