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  • David Loughry 12:07 am on May 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    Posting is on pause … 

    I’m going to explore keeping some content here, but moving most or all posting to the Facebook Page. I’ll say more about the why and how of this later, but for now, I’ve paused the ability to post here. I’ll update you with more details when they are ready. During the transition, some content here may be temporarily inaccurate and/or out-of-date.

    Thanks for your patience.

    —David Loughry

  • David Loughry 5:00 pm on July 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: events, Los Angeles, Meetup,   

    Learn the ideas behind proxri, a key part of the Artsdown approach, at this Los Angeles event. 

    Artsdown is one of five ProxThink-related areas that will be part of this help each other session. Hope you can join us!

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    More Lively Proximities — Help Each Other Session

    Thursday, Aug 23, 2018, 6:00 PM

    WeWork Pacific Design Center
    750 N San Vicente Blvd West Hollywood, CA

    1 ProxThinkers Attending

    Let’s create more lively proximities by helping each other in five ProxThink-related areas. These include the Intro to ProxThink online course, the Shared Situations Guide, Shared Situation Collabs, the Artsdown approach and projects for Sustainable Variety. For newcomers, I’ll start with a 15-20 minute intro to proximity thinking and the other pro…

    Check out this Meetup →

  • David Loughry 10:38 pm on May 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Artsdown Pioneers, community, meetings, online, sessions   

    Artsdown Pioneers – Monthly Online Sessions 

    Be part of a monthly online session with other pioneers using the Artsdown approach to enjoying and sharing the arts! Share what you’re doing to use, enjoy and spread this approach, and hear what others are doing. We’ll have the session via an online meeting platform, with options for audio and video conferencing, text chat and screen-sharing, for up to about an hour. To attend, just become a patron for $3 or more per month at I’ll announce the sessions here, in Patreon posts and elsewhere, like on the Artsdown Facebook page ( Hope to see/hear/read you there!

  • David Loughry 3:15 pm on September 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Facebook   

    I’ve been busy with life and other projects for quite a while. But I’m starting to tell people about Artsdown more. I’m also thinking that the Facebook page for Artsdown should probably play a bigger role. Especially since the one WordPress theme that allows anyone to post has such limited mobile abilities. Any thoughts on that? Thanks!

  • David Loughry 2:49 pm on October 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: abstract, , background, Cars, colorful, , lime green, , lucky, orange, Palm Tree, parking spot, reflections, wallpaper   

    “Great Parking Spot” 

    “Great Parking Spot” — Photo by David Loughry. You can get the image, read more about it, and proxri here:

  • David Loughry 2:39 pm on September 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Photographers and Artists: Add Proxri Info to the Image Itself 

    This post relates to images shared on Facebook and social media and Artsdown as well. People can easily send your work anywhere, so you might as well offer them the chance to proxri you and/or get in touch!

    Proxri, for lively proximities.

    If you post a public image to Facebook, they will let anyone download a nice high resolution version of it (like 1473 x 2048 pixels). Facebook will also strip out pretty much all of your metadata, including important things like the IPTC copyright status field with the copyright status and your copyright URL for getting in touch. On top of that, Facebook will change the filename to a bunch of numbers. Many other social media sites probably do the same (if you know, please post in the comments). WordPress leaves most of the critical IPTC info and does not change the filename to numbers, but I bet WordPress is an exception. In a recent upload, Facebook did leave my copyright notice in the metadata file info, and I included a website in that notice, but most people would not include a website there, and they removed all references to proxri in my…

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  • David Loughry 12:05 am on May 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: airlines, , flying, interiors, , lighting, , photo, , planes, sci-fi, , video displays, Virgin America   

    “Fly Like a Virgin (Some Moving Video)” 


    “Fly Like a Virgin (Some Moving Video)” — Photo by David Loughry. You can get the image, read more about it, and proxri here:

  • David Loughry 5:32 pm on August 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: actors, artists, arts creators, creatives, creators, dancers, designers, directors, exposure, fans, filmmakers, guides, musicians, photographers, poets, producers, visual artists, wanted, writers   

    Arts Creators Needed! 

    To get this show on the road, we need more arts creators!

    Take a look around the site. If you know some arts creators, please let them know about You might know visual artists, musicians, photographers, poets, writers, designers, dancers, actors, people in film/video, and other creatives. You might be one yourself! Arts creators can post about their downloadable works here. We have a guide for them at Suggestions for Creators.


  • David Loughry 5:24 pm on August 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: announcement, art, arts, commenting, cooperation, design, downloadable, downloads, explore, film, gardens, music, networks, , poetry, posting, , rewards, , visual art, writing   

    Artsdown Opens! 

    I’m pleased to say I think Artsdown is ready!

    Perhaps the best way to introduce Artsdown is to post most of our About page here …

    Artsdown is a place to explore and post downloadable arts and things related to downloadable arts (such as links, reviews, events, products, services, ideas and experiences), as well as a place to comment on postings and reward (proxri) arts creators. The arts here might be visual art, music, photography, poetry, writing, design, film, video and other kinds of works.

    Easy downloading and sharing on networks creates opportunities for more variety, exploration, richer lives and rewards that relate. If certain information is attached to works, we can relate to and reward creators no matter how we access or get their works. And, networks let rewards for the works relate to the enjoyments, benefits, people and circumstances in the proximity. Such rewards are called proxri.

    Part of the idea of Artsdown is to use a combination of cooperation, networks, the possibilities of WordPress, and hopefully the practice of proxri (ProxRewards). In some ways this is a bit of an experiment, but when combined, these things could create variety-enhancing sustainable proximities.

    This site could become sort of like a garden, in the sense that when tended and nurtured, gardens can produce wonderful things. Like other gardens, this may get a bit messy at times. However, with some care, cooperation, rewarding and tending, this can probably be a rather interesting place that produces some wonderful things.

    How to start? Everyone starts as an explorer, so see Briefing for Explorers!

    — David Loughry

  • David Loughry 7:09 am on July 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    We haven’t quite launched yet, but feel free to look around!

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