ArtLens for Slack
ArtLens for Slack allows users to recharge, get inspired, and discuss current topics in the digital workplace. It's an app that combines the traditional museum experience and those in-office watercooler conversations. Like visiting the museum with your coworkers, it recreates the experience of a team building exercise from the comfort of your home office.
ArtLens for Slack is the first rapid-response art exhibition app designed for remote workplaces. It was a finalist for the 2020 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards in the Workplace category, focusing on projects that reveal an inspiring vision for a better future. It generates artworks from the CMA’s collection based on a prompt, bringing works that span centuries to present-day conversations. Thinking about personal protective equipment? Check out an amazing chain mail shirt from the museum’s European arms and armor collection! Considering clocking into happy hour early? Grab a gilded goblet and pour yourself a glass! Has working from home relaxed your dress code? Find a figure drawing that reflects your current state of dress!
ArtLens for Slack shares the CMA’s world-class collection and lets you and your co-workers curate a new exhibition, unique to your company every Monday–Friday, while enriching your remote workplace. Watch as ArtLens for Slack produces a daily exhibition with selections from your whole team. You’ll discover new artworks and possibly learn a little more about your colleagues too.
The CMA is looking forward to expanding this app to reach broader audiences. If your team isn’t currently using Slack, stay tuned for updates as we bring this app to new platforms and online work spaces.
How It Works:
Install ArtLens for Slack (you must be an admin on your workspace to do this).
- You must create a channel (we suggest #artlens-daily-exhibition) and invite the @artlens bot, as well as your team members, for this to work. Please do not make the channel private, otherwise you will not recieive notifications.
Invite ArtLens to your selected channel with the command `/invite @artlens`.
Stay tuned for daily prompts, Mon-Fri at 9am ET, in the form of direct messages from @artlens.
Select an artwork based on the prompt and share your thoughts.
At 5pm ET every weekday, go check out your team's artworks and comments on #artlens-daily-exhibitions (or your selected channel).