| Podcast Interview with Artists and
Frank Warren Germantown,
Interviewed by Stephanie Ash and Geoff Herbach
| PostSecret |
Photo courtesy of the author
Frank Warren is the creator of the popular blog PostSecret,
an online collection of 4 x 6 postcards displaying secrets sent
to him from strangers all over the world. The blog gets 2.3 million
unique visitors a month, is counted as one of the top blogs in the
country and has spawned four books. The third
"The Secret Lives of Men and Women," is currently a New
York Times bestseller.
Frank calls himself an "accidental artist." Expecting to receive about a hundred
postcard secrets for his small community art project, he has
received hundreds of thousands. To be more accurate, he is a curator of people's
courage. He posts 10-20 postcards every Sunday, taking care to preserve the
strangers' anonymity, humanity, and artfulness. The result is a cathartic mass
intimacy, made possible only by the marriage of the Internet and the post office.
In this interview he talks about courage, the Internet as an art medium, the
nature of secrets and the difference between deliciously gratifying
voyeurism and deeply moving art.
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