WebVisions speaker Khoi Vinh just launched Mixel, the world’s first social art app for the iPad. With the free app, anyone can create and share fun digital collages, called mixels, using images from the web, Mixel’s library, or their own personal photos. Any image in Mixel can be quickly cropped, rotated, scaled or combined with other images using the simple, intuitive touch gestures familiar to iPad owners.
Khoi developed Mixel to fill a gap overlooked by other art software. “Most art apps translate the analog art experience into digital form and stop there,” he said. “They overlook the transformative power of a user’s social graph, which can turn an ‘expert’ activity like art-making into something casual, accessible and even addictive. Mixel is a true social experience, which is why it’s so much more fun and engaging.”
Join Khoi and Alice Twemlow, chair and co-founder of the Design Criticism MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, for their session on “Design + Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Khoi Vinh” at WebVisions NYC on Friday, January 20th.