"In the future, the greatest artists will be mute. They will be the one's building platforms for others to express themselves!"
-Ann Greenberg, walking with Dave Winer, 2004
"Some music I'm happy to pay for. Some you have to pay me to listen to.”
- Ann Greenberg, in response to Napster meetings in 1999
"Grow stories, don't tell them!”
- Ann Greenberg, 1988, and still working it!
"We need to go beyond consumption to collaborative creation. Its a model embedded in each of us!"
-Ann Greenberg, The Age of Co-Creation talk, 2018”
"Admit many, and admit all. Everyone can participate, get credited and get paid. #Co-Create!
-Ann Greenberg, Sceneplay, 2010
"I used this example way back when I was in film school while theorizing about the differences between film and video: Sinatra’s “sound” epitomized the tube radio aesthetic; and, Elvis Presley’s shown brightest through a transistor... just as film has its own aesthetic, and video its own.
Every age has its particular meaning, its own point of view. Each age has masters who excel in the particular technology of their time.
Decades later I am still in wonderment over the beauty of emerging technology and art.”
-Ann Greenberg, chatting with Seth Shapiro, about David Bowie being voted the Best Entertainer of the 20th century
"The future is about the breakdown of walls between traditional media. Sound and vision are ends of the same spectrum."
-Ann Greenberg, 1992, upon founding ION
"The audience is the artist." #Co-Create
-Ann Greenberg, 1998
"We put social network inside of media, instead of the other way around."
-Ann Greenberg, Sceneplay, ~2007
"The Torah contains the stories told throughout Millennia. We read them over and over again, year after year. We rewind the scroll and hit repeat, again and again. Why? Because every year we, change.
Every time we hear a passage, it is as anew. Our relationship to the material changes directly as a function of our changing age, experiences, and abilities.
The annual layering anchors our past interpretations to our current impressions. Our awareness hovers between our past and current selves, and all the iterations of being, in-between.
They call Jews the people of the book. But really we are the people of the spiral story.”
-Ann Greenberg, 2002