Social media and the arts: Social Media Club France conference, March 22


The emergence of social media has, without a doubt, affected countless industries around the world, the arts being no exception. For many years, we focused our attention on the effects the developments in social media had on music and video. This, however, was just the tip of the iceberg. Fashion, painting, photography, among other forms of art, were also influenced by the newly emerging social media trends.

The success of social networking-based businesses dedicated to performing arts (, or graphic art (, as well as the monetization of high fashion (, remind us that the art world continues to change and adapt, thus affording businesses a certain niche market.

What new artistic forms emerged as a result of social media? How has social media affected different artistic practices? What new opportunities have emerged to promote and monetize art?

To answer these questions, we asked:

Emmanuel Mahé, a researcher in the field of information sciences and communication, specializing in the relationship between innovative technology and digital art, to introduce and moderate the debate. Link:

Elliot Lepers, host of the show L’œil de Links on Canal+, which often features social media artists and focuses on emerging trends. Link:

Arbia Smiti, the founder of Carnet de Mode. Link:

Bertrand Horel, co-founder of Social Media Club France and researcher at the University of Paris VI, will facilitate the discussion.

The conference will be followed by cocktails.

It will take place on March 22 at 7 p.m. at La Cantine (

Address: 151 rue Montmartre, Passage des Panoramas, 12 Galerie Montmartre, 75002, Paris

>>> To register, click here. (Registration is 10 euros / free for subscribing members of SMC France)