7 Reasons Why Arts in Education Is so Important for Kids

7 Reasons Why Arts in Education Is so Important for Kids The importance of art in the education of the child Unlike past years, modern children learn a lot through visual effects. From an early age, children are exposed to computers, tablets, and smartphones, and they acquire knowledge using the touch screen faster than they begin to speak. That is why art is a very significant factor in the development of a child. It teaches children how to interpret, criticize and use the visual information ...
Tags: Art, Design, Articles, Leo Tolstoy, Da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci, Harvard Business School, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, Annabel Kuper

Geoffrey Rush may never be able to work again, lawyer tells court

Opposing counsel says the only evidence about actor’s inability to work is coming from other people and not Rush himselfOscar winner Geoffrey Rush, who is claiming millions of dollars in damages in his defamation case, may never work again, a judge has been told.“There is a significant risk that Mr Rush will not work again,” Bruce McClintock QC said on Friday, in his submissions about the damages that should be awarded if the actor wins his federal court defamation case. Continue reading...
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This Kinetic Sculpture is also a Wi-fi router!

If only Wi-fi routers looked as pretty as JeongHwan Sohn’s Kinetic Wi-fi router! Designed to look less like an internet-signal-transmitting-box and more like the sort of sculpture you’d keep on your mantelpiece or desk purely for decorative purposes, the Kinetic Wi-fi router comes with multiple swiveling antennae that rotate on their own individual axes, like a kinetic desktop installation. This movement, apart from being visually captivating, also has a functional purpose. The swiveling antenna...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Appliances, Product Design, Installations, JeongHwan Sohn, Kinetic Wi fi Router

LA MOCA director Klaus Biesenbach’s Plan To Stabilize The Museum

Several people told him the MOCA directorship would be “the most difficult, if not the most impossible, job in the art world,” he says. “But after 10 years of working for and with [MoMA PS1 board chair] Agnes Gund, I follow one very important principle in decision-making: ‘It’s not about you, it’s about the difference you can make.’”
Tags: Art, Visual, Agnes Gund, MoMA PS1, Klaus Biesenbach, LA MOCA, 11.08.18

Eye Candy for today: Ivan Shishkin graphite drawing

Trees by the Stream, Ivan Shishkin Link is to the image page on The Athenaeum, direct link to the large image here. Original is in the Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg. The drawing is in graphite. I don’t have the dimensions. Like many of the great landscape painters, 19th century Russian master Ivan Shishkin made lot of drawings of landscape subjects, some presumably just for study, and others in preparation for studio paintings. I love how the main trees emerge from the ...
Tags: Art, Drawing, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Ivan Shishkin, Ivan Shishkin Link, Russian Academy of Arts St Petersburg

Mastering Communication: Learning to Listen

Studies show that many of us spend 70-80% of our waking hours engaging in some form of communication. Of that time, we spend 9% writing, 16% reading, 30% speaking, and 45% listening. With listening making up the bulk of our communication skills, it’s surprising to see that according to many studies, it’s the weakest part of our culture’s ability to communicate. As a presenter, you have probably spent the bulk of your training learning how to speak, but at Ethos3, we want to give you four tips to...
Tags: Design, Communication, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Listening, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science

Where The Creative Class Lives (Not Just In Cities)

Almost 90 percent of the class’s members, or 24 million workers, live in urban counties, with more than 60 percent of them in urban counties in large metropolitan areas with over 1 million people. Just a bit more than one in 10 members of the creative class live in rural communities. But these broad trends mask more nuanced patterns in the distribution of the creative class across urban and rural communities.
Tags: Art, Issues, 11.07.18

Let this coffee-maker ‘fuel’ you through your weekdays!

If an 18-carat gold-crafted V12 engine-shaped coffee maker is perhaps a little too opulent for your tastes, maybe a Porsche 993 GT2 Cup flat-six engine replica coffee maker might just do it for you. Styled to be a spitting image of the 993 GT2’s flat-six engine, this coffee machine from Super Veloce goes for the mess-free capsule-based coffee dispensing system. Just pop a pod in the back, and place your espresso cup at the location of the clutch and out comes a spectacular brew that’s just waiti...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Porsche, Engine, Appliances, Espresso, Product Design, Drinkware, Flat Six, Super Veloce

3XN unveils a sustainable redesign for the Sydney Fish Market

Danish design practice 3XN has revealed its competition-winning redesign for the Sydney Fish Market, a waterfront marketplace that will undergo a $250 million expansion and, in the process, revitalize the waterfront. Topped with an undulating, wave-inspired roof, the contemporary building will emphasize connections with the outdoors while improving visitor access. Sustainability has also guided the design of the structure, which will feature smart, water-saving strategies including rainwater ha...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Sydney, Denmark, Market, Canopy, Sustainable Design, Contemporary Architecture, Rainwater Harvesting, Modular Design, Sydney Harbor, Waterfront, Wharf, Gray Water Recycling

How YouTube’s Algorithmic Suggestions Work

YouTube wants to recommend things people will like, and the clearest signal of that is whether other people liked them. Pew found that 64 percent of recommendations went to videos with more than a million views. The 50 videos that YouTube recommended most often had been viewed an average of 456 million times each. Popularity begets popularity, at least in the case of users (or bots, as here) that YouTube doesn’t know much about.
Tags: Art, Media, Youtube, Audience, 11.08.18

Cool: See A Beatboxer Performing In An MRI Machine

Under magnetic resonance imaging, they observed the mechanics of how the artists make the distinctive beats that sound like percussion instruments using only their mouths. In gritty black and white, their tongues leap and flip; a sound like a snare drum snaps out.
Tags: Art, Music, 11.07.18

Notes on the Culture: How Does a Museum Buy an Artwork That Doesn’t Physically Exist?

The Hirshhorn Museum’s purchase of a piece by Tino Sehgal reveals a different kind of acquisition process.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Hirshhorn Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Tino, Collectors and Collections, Sehgal, Tino Sehgal

Jeff Koons Is Found Guilty of Copying. Again.

A French court found that Mr. Koons’s 1988 sculpture “Fait d’hiver” breached the copyright of the creator of a 1985 advertising campaign.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sculpture, Jeff Koons, Jeff, Koons, Pompidou Center, Franck, Paris (France, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Davidovici

Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity – Vice President, Development

Vice President, Development will lead the engagement, identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors and corporations, leveraging potential for significant gifts and corporate philanthropic support and sponsorship. Organization Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff Centre) exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society and aspires to be the global leader in arts, culture, and creativity. Founded in 1933, its history is the story of some of...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Microsoft, Canada, Human Resources, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Operations, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Canmore, Marketing Communications, Calgary Alberta, Board of Governors, Administration and Finance

Critic’s Pick: Meet Warhol, Again, in This Brilliant Whitney Show

A sweeping retrospective shows a personal side of the Pop master — his hopes, fears, faith — and reasserts his power for a new generation.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Warhol, Andy, Donna, Whitney Museum of American Art, Calvin Klein Inc, De Salvo

A gloomy house is revived as a modern solar home built of recycled materials

A dark and gloomy, non-insulated dwelling with zero views to speak of has been dramatically transformed into a bright and sustainable home thanks to the work of local architecture studio Urban Creative. Flanked by 6-meter-tall walls and set on a long and narrow lot in inner Melbourne, 2 Halves Make a Home is a three-bedroom family residence that comprises two structures centered on a light-filled courtyard that allows daylight to penetrate deep into the living areas. Bricks sourced from the ori...
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What Happens When You Damage A Library Book

When it comes to actual replacement fees, there’s more than just buying a new copy. I mean, hey, sometimes a library decides not to replace the thing that’s been lost or destroyed. Maybe the item wasn’t circulating all that well anyway or it’s a dead technology (i.e. VHS and microfilm and goddamn laser discs) that the library doesn’t want to keep in stock. Perhaps the patron will just pay a set fee that the library has created a policy for in the event of loss/damage. It’s all up to that particu...
Tags: Art, Words, 11.07.18

92nd Street Y is seeking a Director of School of Dance

The 92nd Street Y is seeking a driven and innovative Director to lead it’s prestigious School of Dance. Provide leadership and strategic direction for 92Y’s School of Dance which offers a range of dance classes for children from beginning to pre-professional level, ages pre-K through high school, and a wide variety of genres to adults of all ages and levels. The Director will be accountable for the fiscal success of 92Y’s School of Dance and will oversee the continual development and implementat...
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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Arts Administration

The University of Kentucky seeks a dynamic and passionate faculty member to join the Department of Arts Administration in the College of Fine Arts. Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Arts Administration University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky seeks a dynamic and passionate faculty member to join the Department of Arts Administration in the College of Fine Arts. The rank of the incoming faculty member is open and will be determined based on the candidate’s background and experie...
Tags: Art, UK, Jobs, United States, University of Kentucky, Arts Administration, MA in Arts Administration, Department of Arts Administration, BA in Arts Administration, Department College and University, Yuha Jung

Global Treats at Snuk Foods

The new online bazaar offering 2,000+ high-quality, responsibly sourced treats Not all of us are fortunate enough to have a Polish or Indian grocery (or even a Whole Foods) within subway or driving distance. Newly launched Snuk Foods is making it easier to order 2,000+ high-quality, responsibly sourced global treats and necessary ingredients. Consider it a version of Eataly or Mouth Foods, but representation goes …
Tags: Food, Cooking, Design, Recipes, Ingredients, Herbs, Online Stores, Food + Drink, Snuk Foods, Global Treats

Creative Ways to Upcycle School Buses

What happens to decommissioned school buses? With their utilitarian seating, they are unsuited for commercial bus use, dissuading fleets from acquiring them. Yet they still offer long wheelbases and plenty of hauling space. With such functionality, should the roadworthy among them be sitting idle in junkyards?The answer, for a subset of creative and handy people, is no. Here are some rather interesting ways to repurpose these orange behemoths: I...
Tags: Design, Cars, Creative Ways to Upcycle School Buses

U.S. Manufacturers Lack Skilled Labor. So Here's a CNC-Training Scholarship

The days of large-scale American manufacturing, with factories employing thousands of workers, are over. But what's truly sad is that the manufacturing jobs that are available here often can't find properly trained workers. According to Deloitte's "The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing" report, produced in conjunction with the Manufacturing Institute, "Over the next decade 3.5 million manufacturing jobs likely need to be filled," but "the skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those job...
Tags: Florida, Design, Deloitte, States, Digital Fabrication,, CNC, U S Manufacturing, Manufacturing Institute Over

Quick--What's the First Color in Google's Logo? Measuring How Well Americans Can Accurately Recall Famous Logos

Last year we asked "How accurately can people draw famous logos from memory?" The results were dismal, with about 6% to 20% being able to accurately sketch the logos for Adidas, Apple, Burger King, Dominos, Foot Locker, Target and others.Now let's lower the bar. Forget drawing them--can you simply recognize them, picking the correct logo out of a lineup? You probably know the Target logo is red, but how many circles are in the bullseye? What's the color of the first letter in Google's logo? W...
Tags: Apple, Google, Design, Costco, Visual Communication, Siege Media

Charlie Haden And Brad Mehldau Duo, At Long Last

Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau, Long Ago and Far Away (Impulse!)
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The only bottle that isn’t a hassle to carry around

An empty bottle can often be quite a nuisance. It’s essentially a useless, hollow, bulky and heavy container that holds nothing, but occupies space in your bag. Space that could be used to carry other valuable stuff. While this isn’t an incredibly burdening problem, it’s an annoyance and an inconvenience that man could do without, so we can focus on the real issues (like global warming, or relocating to Mars); and that’s where the Space Shaker helps us. It takes our minds off the burden of space...
Tags: Design, Mars, Bottle, Product Design, BPA, Bellow, Drinkware, Collapsible, Space Shaker

Is Playing The Piano In A Public Train Station Un-British? Jolly Well Not!

The Twitterverse worked itself into a bit of a lather a couple of weekends ago, when Sunday Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera decried the people who sit down and play the pianos that have been left in train stations, writing “Can we please get back to good old British reserve in general?” In response, reporter Amy Walker went to St. Pancras Station in London and talked to some of the people who took a turn at the keyboards there that day.
Tags: Art, Music, London, Sunday Times, St Pancras Station, Sathnam Sanghera, 11.04.18, Amy Walker

Embroidered Paintings

Creative paintings of beautiful landscapes made with needle and thread. Embroidered three-dimensional art by Russian artist Vera Shimunia. Also check out: Embroidered Hairstyles
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King Princess: Pussy is God

With equal parts sweetness and swagger, King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) has crafted an incredibly satisfying and infectious bop with “Pussy is God.” The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer’s new track is glittery and polished, with plenty of synths and boom-bap percussion, but shies away from becoming overly saccharine or twee. It’s a delightfully catchy, perky pop song celebrating queer love.
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Pussy, Pop, Culture, Lgbtq, Listenup, Mikaela Straus

Bus Drivers Forced to Pedal Roadside Stationary Bikes While Buses Whiz Past at High Speed

If I miss one thing about New York City, it's being able to hop on a bicycle to run a quick errand. What I don't miss are city buses roaring past you, uncomfortably close, while you eyeball the gigantic rolling tires that could crush you like a tin can.In the Brazilian municipality of Cariacica, it's the law that bus drivers must allow 1.5 meters of space between the side of their bus and any cyclist. In order to impress the importance of this upon the drivers, the city has come up with a novel ...
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