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Art Under The Radar

Each day, hundreds of thousands of pieces of art are submitted to deviantART. As more and more artists join, create, and share their work, it becomes easy for high quality art to miss its chance to stand out and be seen.
Our new browse mode, Undiscovered, aims to bring new, high quality artwork to the foreground.

Finding Hidden Gems

Undiscovered focuses on recently submitted artwork that has not yet drawn attention or recognition at the levels of Popular or What's Hot browse modes. Using an algorithm that identifies patterns in community behavior when curating content, Undiscovered generates a browsing experience that draws attention to creative art and talented artists that may not receive the same level of attention from other browse modes.

Please keep in mind that the algorithm that powers Undiscovered is still new and we may make changes as it grows in use.

Discover New Art Daily

Because Undiscovered focuses on recently submitted artwork, the artwork displayed may change throughout the course of a day, frequently bringing you new art by a wide variety of artists, and giving more art and more artists the chance to be seen.

DeviantART is proud to present Undiscovered, a new Browse method designed to surface new, quality artwork that has yet to be discovered!
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Crazed-and-Excused Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Actually I started playing around with it a minute ago and it appears as if you can already do this, it's just a little confusing at first. Hmmm
Crazed-and-Excused Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  New member Student General Artist
There should be buttons with options on different undiscovered categories. We all know that everyone wants to believe that they belong in the category. It's not entirely wrong to say they do but based on the algorithm it is. Maybe there can be like "undiscovered>traditional" and "undiscovered>digital" and "undiscovered>abstract." Maybe even a category such as these for comics, and cartoons that for the algorithm. Just to make it easier for people to find certain types of art! Of course comics will take quite a bit of effort to program into the algorithm, as would animations. 

The way it would work, is that you go to the "undiscovered [beta]" button on the browsing section, and then it has a drop down menu with several different categories of undiscovered art. Even though there would be categories, users do NOT upload them to an "undiscovered" category when submitting. They would still be chosen by an algorithm. 
FetishZone Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So how do you get your art on there?
Sinergy-v2-0 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, my personal thought is that it's an ineffective solution to a dire problem. "An algorithm" is very vague and leaves me a bit confused on the actual method used to determine whether a work is "undiscovered" or "discovered". Furthermore, to me undiscovered usually means an artist with little or no exposure, regardless of the artwork, it is ultimately the artist which would deserve the recognition, not their work. I.e. The Green Mile didn't write itself. And as many people before me have also observed, artists with wide influence tend to make this category a bit too often. Perhaps a better goal would be to find fantastic, undiscovered artists, not a work of theirs which didn't do as well as their last fifty. To leave the decision up to a machine is also a red flag to me. Because when the art world, the decisions surrounding the art world, and the success of art is left to machinery, art loses that which embodies it. Humans are capable of determining the talents of any particular artist; we should seek them ourselves, rather than let a computer with no criteria other than a mathematical formula decide who thrives and who withers. That's really, in my opinion, the only way to truly solve this problem. deviantART, from what I've heard, was once a much better community than it is now. I think the only solution is to reinforce community again, rather than having people throw out their art and let it sit. Honestly, I've contemplated leaving the site in search of a more cooperative community, where if someone receives feedback, they damn well at least return the favor. It'd take a personal effort from everyone to go out and seek others, rather than become bloated on attention and sit comfortably on TOP of their mountain of followers instead of sharing the joy of community with them. Art is my life. It always has been, and probably will always be. I know I'm not the only one who harbors this passion--and we need to use it to make this right, rather than trust an equation to fix it for us.
EIGHTtrain Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm curious to know how high quality art is chosen for this. Is it a randomizing process? Or maybe it takes art thats been submitted for a while and pools it here? Or is it a manual selection process (sorry to whoever has to do that)? 
Somnium-23 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
You can not imagine how grateful I am ;)
RedIindian Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Artist
guys !! how do i upload my art to the undiscovered section ??
A-Shadow-Rose Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've just started using it, but I can't help but feel that it's tailored to the user's preferences. It may just be coincidence, though. I faved a lot of pieces throughout today, and I found a majority of them in the Undiscovered section hours after someone told me about it. There are quite a few that weren't in my inbox earlier today, but still, it was sort of weird. :XD:
BunnyLebowski Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I prefer this as opposed to just searching new deviations... lets be honest, almost all new devs are lower quality than the ones on "undiscovered" (including mine so im not hating on anyone haha).
TzarinaRegina Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I've really enjoyed browsing through the undiscovered. It offers more variety than the others. I don't really understand how it works, but it's an easy way to browse a large selection of nice work.
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