Art Dubai: Weapons of Mass Attraction Talk

Art Dubai is the definitive art fair of the Middle East, bringing collectors, artists and art professionals from across the Middle East and South Asia to our bustling city. We’re big fans and routinely take time off during the fair to do little else but soak it all in.

A few days ago, Antonia Carver — the brand new director of Art Dubai — called to say they wanted us to come in and talk about that “social media stuff” everybody seems to be talking about. And well, our chief Danish Farhan has a little crash-course he calls ‘Weapons of Mass Attraction’ — a cultural, sometimes techy, but mostly fun chat about the world of social media. And that’s exactly what we went in with.

We showed up to The Shelter, and found ourselves surrounded by the most spectacularly diverse set of a dozen interesting ladies, and one gentlemen. Of all the talks we’ve done, this one was fascinating for the sheer variety of responses we got to the little chat. From cynics to practicing believers, and everyone in between, the audience turned out to be great fun. Think Danish got at least a few converts at the end of the it.

Our favorite question was: “So how do I force people to follow me?” Loved it.

We have decided to pledge our support this year as partners for Art Dubai and look forward to a continuing collaboration with the fabulous team out there. Don’t forget to follow ArtDubai on Twitter @artdubai

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