The Rapidian

Thumbs up or thumbs down: The Rapidian hosts a Debate

This year, The Rapidian adds a gallery of photos where you can debate the merits of ArtPrize entries, vote up and down, and get those conversations started.
Underwriting support from:
Thumbs up or thumbs down? Why?

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Why? /Kristine Carpenter

look for this button to add your own photos

look for this button to add your own photos

You see two things everywhere at ArtPrize: people taking pictures of art and people talking about art. Well, here at The Rapidian we decided to combine the two in one big forum: The Debate.

The Debate is a forum for discussing the ArtPrize entries you're discovering with a larger group. The Debate is a place to have a conversation about the merits of a piece of art, the things you love, the things you wonder about and you may even encounter multiple opinions on a piece you feel strongly about, but isn't that the point of it? Getting the community talking about art? So get brave: talk about what you wish was working better.

Ask questions. Share opinions. Learn from each other-art professionals and art newbies alike. We are all able to talk about what we see, and The Debate is a public forum where we can have a conversation about it all.

So how does it work? Easy! There are several ways you can join the conversation:

  • Add a photo: Start a debate by clicking "start a debate" on The Debate page here. Don't worry about the quality of your photo itself. We're not debating your photography skills; we're debating the subject of the photo. You must have a user account to add a photo.
  • Add a comment: Join the debate by commenting below the photo. Answer questions, ask your own, make a comment... it's all welcome. Just remember to hold to our agreement about comments. Be respectful to one another, but don't be afraid to disagree. Respectful disagreement is when we can all learn from each other.
  • Vote with your thumbs: You can vote thumbs up or thumbs down on each artwork. Remember, you are voting on the ArtPrize entry, not the photograph itself.

The Rapidian, a program of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Community Media Center, relies on the community’s support to help cover the cost of training reporters and publishing content.

We need your help.

If each of our readers and content creators who values this community platform help support its creation and maintenance, The Rapidian can continue to educate and facilitate a conversation around issues for years to come.

Please support The Rapidian and make a contribution today.

Comments, like all content, are held to The Rapidian standards of civility and open identity as outlined in our Terms of Use and Values Statement. We reserve the right to remove any content that does not hold to these standards.

Browse