Vine, the Twitter-owned iPhone app that lets you embed six seconds of video on your Twitter or Facebook feed, launched last week. It's Eadweard Muybridge meets Andy Warhol. And it's a sensation. But, within days, many users were outraged when hardcore snippets appeared in their feeds, especially when a pornographic clip was selected as an "Editor's Pick" on the app's main page. Twitter apologized, blamed human error, and made the naughty stuff harder to find.
I've always believed that the Internet runs on porn and pets. So, it's not surprising that when you take away one, you have lots of the other. What else are you going to shoot for your first six-second experimental Vine? OK, I did see some cool strawberries...and babies...and planes taking off...and surf...and papers being graded...
***Warning*** There is a mesmerizing new site called Vinepeek, not officially connected to Vine, that allows you to view the Vines coming in in real time from all over the world. It's totally trippy, highly addictive, and unmonitored, so probably NSFW.
Here's a selection of some of the dogs on Vine. Boring Dogs by Will Carroll (below) is the earliest one I could find, so I think Boring Dogs might be the first dogs on Vine, ever. Enjoy.
Boring Dogs by Will Carroll
An Informal Poll of Dogs vs. Cats in the Office of Daily Candy by Lauren Lumsden
"Stroll upstairs and be captivated by the breathtaking video of canine images throughout history by Moira McLaughlin of Dog Art Today. I walked through Strathmore mansion twice, hating to leave the memorable depictions and celebrations of dogs. I admit I stood and watched McLaughlin's magical video four times. While you can view a short version at Dogs Art Today's website, to stand in the glowing light of beautiful Strathmore gallery, inches from the crisply filmed, mysteriously unfolding images is a must." -- Sarah A. Ferrell, Fredricksburg.com.
The Strathmore Unleashed! exhibit has ended, but you can view the film below. It is the full version, though the one on view at Stratmore was on a loop. See a list of all the dogs and artists here.
Before I was a dog artist I wanted to be a filmmaker.
For Darby's 17th birthday I wanted to make a short film of him peacefully sitting in his favorite spot. Like Andy Warhol's "Sleep," maybe I could get him napping and make a quiet, soulful tribute to my very old dog. This is how it turned out..
Happy Birthday to the little dog who changed my life.