|The Internet: Pop's Newest Frontier
Written by Matt Diehl -- Photographs by Danielle Levitt
Andy Warhol's Superstars
were outsized personalities who didn't wait for the world to discover
them – they took matters into their own hands and created
their own avenues to cut through the notice and get their voices
heard. Today, the internet has become a place where artists of all
stripes with that do it yourself drive can flourish. Artists like
Keith Haring, who created the eerily prescient work on the left
more than 25 years ago, were quick to recognize what technology
and the advent of the digital age could mean for human creativity.
Now the world that they envisioned has become a reality. Here, Interview
presents out First Annual We Superstar Awards to a collection of
talented o-getter who have not only use the Internet as a launch
pad for their own careers, but have also helped establish the Web
as a fertile incubator for creative talent across tall mediums.
Click on the tab a the bottom right to view the winners of this
year's webs superstar awards.
Created in 1969 by pop-art pioneer Andy Warhol,
Interview is a pop-culture magazine like no other. Famous for presenting
intriguing one-of-a-kind conversations, often between celebrity
peers, Interview takes its readers on an unpredictable journey through
brave new worlds in film, fashion, music, art and more. An exciting
mixture of fame and discovery, glamour and intellect, Interview
has its finger on the pulse of what's happening at the moment. Known
as the Crystal Ball of Pop, Interview is the magazine readers rely
on a s a trusted source with an uncannily accurate antenna for discovering
the brightest starts, coolest news, and innovative ideas long before
they reach the mainstream.
Interview is a safe haven for creative spirits
to meet and talk freely about their work and their lives. Artists
trust the magazine and thus reveal more of themselves than they
would in a typical interview. As a result, readers are privy to
real insider information across all realms of popular culture. Ingrid
Sischy, Editor in Chief.
The Award for Making People Talk goes
to David Bruce Bates, Jr. whose charmingly raw documentary-style
shorts and off-the-cuff interviews with the likes of Christian Slater
and Robert Wilson got the blogosphere – and the entertainment
industry – buzzing.