“I think that’s what’s beginning to happen with the word ‘curation,’” Ms. Popova continued. “We apply it so much that it’s become vacant of meaning.”
Ms. Hoffmann seemed to agree with this assessment. “It’s like ten years ago when everyone called themselves a designer just because they had Photoshop on their computer,” she added pejoratively.
Asserting that she believes there is a “problem” with “applying the word ‘curation’ to every Tumblr,” Ms. Popova called it a “real leap of logic” to equate “one person’s individual Tumblr” with, by convenient example, the Lapham’s Quarterly Tumblr, which she described as “astounding,” “really thoughtful” and “layered.”
At Má Pêche Panel, ‘Curators’ Defend Their Ownership of the Term and Vilify the Plebeians of Tumblr
Pictured above, a recent post from Lapham’s Quarterly Turmblr.
Layered, astounding, thoughtful. h/t: PK