Win Over Your Audience in the First 2 Minutes

As a presenter, you will never have another chance to make that first impression. Your audience will decide in the first 2 minutes whether they are going to take you seriously or not. That’s why it’s vital that you focus your attention on winning over your audience in those crucial first 2 minutes. While the remaining content of your presentation is important, if your audience is not paying attention, none of it really matters. At Ethos3, we believe in preparing every presenter to deliver with e...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Development

This mini-server is giving you back control and ownership of your data

Internet hacks have affected lives, societies, countries, and even governments. Whether it’s interference in elections, an email leak, password database leak, or just a leak of photos from your cloud, you stand to lose your data for the simple reason because that data isn’t ‘with you’. It lies on a remote server along with everyone’s data, making it susceptible to massive breaches. A Seattle-based start-up wants that situation to change.The Helm is a private server that promises to provide a sma...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Safety, San Francisco, Data, Protection, Seattle, Offline, Product Design, Helm, Helms, Security Encryption, New Deal Design, Personal Server

Minimalist cabin in the Netherlands allows glampers to relax in style

From fancy safari tents to futuristic pods, there are various levels of glamping these days. But for those looking to get back to basics without sacrificing style, the De Grote Beer cabin located on a remote island in the Netherlands is right up your alley. Designed by Depot Rotterdam, the minimalist cabin is clad in black-washed wood with large glazed facades that allow guests to immerse themselves in the stunning nature that surrounds the site. Located on the breathtaking Terschelling Island...
Tags: Design, Netherlands, Terschelling island, Depot Rotterdam, De Grote Beer, Claudia Otten

How Canadian Literature Blew Up

In an attention economy, controversy has value. It’s no exaggeration to say these political battles within CanLit now dominate the discussion of Canadian writers and writing. The “appropriation prize” controversy, for example, blew up in a journal that few people had ever heard of much less read, and yet it garnered an enormous amount of national media coverage. And, while Joseph Boyden is a bestselling, award-winning novelist, he is probably better known today for questions raised about whether...
Tags: Art, Words, Joseph Boyden, Canlit, 11.16.18

Using Contemporary Dance To Explore Racial Trauma In Latinx Communities

The David Herrera Performance Company is one of nine artists at ¡FLACC! — The Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers — “[a] three-day festival exploring how political, economic, racial, and religious tensions impact Latinx communities, and how they can survive them. Pointedly, the event takes place in [San Francisco’s] predominantly Latinx Mission district, a neighborhood currently enduring a wave of gentrification, and in a venue trying to stay afloat with increasing rental cost...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, San Francisco, 11.09.18, Sj1, David Herrera Performance Company, Latinx Mission

Creating Employment Guidelines For Arts Organizations To Support Working Parents

“When an institution does not evolve with best practices that include parent support, it risks suppressing, isolating, and driving out the most socially vulnerable regardless of their high professional capability and artistic potential. Our organization, Parent Artist Advocacy for the Performing Arts, is creating a National Handbook of Best Practices for institutions to support parent artists, collecting interviews with individuals alongside testimonies from institutions … to gain full perspecti...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, 11.13.18, Sj1

Berlin – Nairy Baghramian at Galerie Buchholz Through November 17, 2018

Installation View. All images via Art Observed. Nairy Baghramian’s third solo exhibition at Galerie Buchholz in Berlin is on view at the gallery through November 17, 2018. It is accompanied by a publication produced alongside Déformation Professionelle. This exhibition, shown over the last two years at SMAK, Ghent, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, […]
Tags: Art, Minneapolis, Berlin, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Walker Art Center, Galerie Buchholz, Nairy Baghramian

Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra seeks a Vice President, Marketing and External Affairs to lead all aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating the marketing, public relations, communications, and patron services for NJSO, the state orchestra of New Jersey. DHR, International has been exclusively retained to conduct a search for a Vice President, Marketing and External Affairs for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. THE COMPANY: As an integral part of the musical landscape in the country’s...
Tags: Art, Jobs, CMO, New Jersey, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Recruit, Zhang, Morristown, Englewood, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, NJSO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Xian Zhang, Paciolan, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra NJSO

The Ferrari F40 gets an unofficial, unbelievable revival!

The one thing that drew me to a profession in design was the absence of boundaries. You had the ability to create practically anything your heart desired, and that ability to create was encouraged. If, for instance, you wanted the Ferrari F40, a car that’s practically a hallmark in supercar history, to be revived, you could do it yourself. The F40 had a limited run from 1987 to 1992, and never saw an official revival, although fans all around the world fondly remember the iconic piece of automot...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Ferrari, Tribute, Supercar, Ferrari F40, Samir, Samir Sadikhov, Sadikhov

How The Internet Shut Down The Best Burger Place In America

Apparently, after my story came out, crowds of people started coming in the restaurant, people in from out of town, or from the suburbs, basically just non-regulars. And as the lines started to build up, his employees — who were mainly family members — got stressed out, and the stress would cause them to not be as friendly as they should be, or to shout out crazy long wait times for burgers in an attempt to maybe convince people to leave, and as this started happening, things fell by the wayside...
Tags: Art, America, Issues, Audience, 11.16.18

400 Years Of #MeToo: A Verbatim Play About The Renaissance’s Greatest Female Painter Could Easily Be Depicting 2018

Artemisia’s Intent, a one-woman show created by a group calling itself The Anthropologists, tells the story of Artemisia Gentileschi’s rape, and her prosecution of her rapist, “in her own words, which are eerily akin to those of modern women going through similar struggles. … The company, a New York City-based theatre troupe that aims to inspire social action with their work, uses a collaborative and research-based approach, focusing on creating theatre directly from source materials.”
Tags: Art, New York City, Uncategorized, SJ, Artemisia Gentileschi, 11.12.18

Star Russian Director’s Trial Seen As A Threat To Artistic Freedom

Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement and faces 10 years in prison. Supporters have compared his trial to the purge of directors during the Soviet Union and the censorship of leading writers under the Tsars. “People of culture have always held the most dangerous position in Russia,” Liya Akhedzhakova, a celebrated actor who starred in Soviet classics like Office Romance, told the Guardian in court on Tuesday. “They are the first to be targeted.”
Tags: Art, Russia, People, Office Romance, Soviet Union, Liya Akhedzhakova, Kirill Serebrennikov, 11.15.18

Curtis Institute of Music, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing

The Senior Director of Communications and Marketing is a skilled collaborator, creative thinker, and energetic contributor who plans and implements a comprehensive communications and marketing program to grow brand awareness, position Curtis as a leader in the industry, deepen patron engagement, and continue to successfully compete for the world’s top musical talent. He/she manages and strategically guides creation of key communications vehicles (including, but not limited to, print publications...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Curtis, Roberto, Communications and Marketing, Emma Raiser, Communications Committee External, Marketing and Communications Committee, Board of Trustees Focus, Budget Manage Marketing

Glenn Lowry, MoMA Director, Will Continue Through 2025

The museum leader had suggested he would retire after the expanded museum building opens in 2019. He will stay in his post for seven more years.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Museum of Modern Art, Lowry, Glenn Lowry, Executive Orders and Memorandums, Glenn D

serpentwithfeet: bless ur heart (acoustic)

Brooklyn-based artist serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) breathes new life into “bless ur heart” with a just-released acoustic rendition. From Wise’s LP soil, the original and highly theatrical track sheds its layers as Wise lets his delicate vocals rise in a tender, moving and transcendent way.
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Brooklyn, Listenup, Acoustic, New Music, Wise, Serpentwithfeet, Josiah Wise, LGBTQ Community, LGBTQ Artists

How to decode confusing labels on common household cleaners

Have you ever aimed cleaning spray at your kitchen countertops and wondered what is actually inside the bottle? With all of the confusing chemicals and terms listed on product labels, it can be hard to know what is inside the cleaning products we bring into our homes. It might be impossible to recognize every ingredient in your cleaners, but if you read the label carefully, there are ways to determine the safer options on the market. If you are confused by your cleaning product labels, here is ...
Tags: Health, Design, Environment, Features, Epa, Home Cleaning, Stanford University, Don, U S Department of Agriculture, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Products Safety Commission, Cleaning Products, Green Cleaning, Household Cleaners, Cleaning Supplies, Green Cleaning Products

The Difference Between Bullshitters And Liars

Although most of us would agree that both bullshit and the outright lie are modes of misrepresentation, there exists a key difference between the two. Neither the bullshitter nor the liar can be relied upon to tell the truth. But in order to lie, the liar must first believe that she knows the truth; only then can she persuade her audience of what she knows to be untrue. The bullshitter, on the other hand, maintains no relationship at all with the truth: it is irrelevant to the bullshitter whethe...
Tags: Art, Ideas, 11.18

Study: It’s Distressingly Easy To Believe Your Own Lies

After they finished lying to her, researcher Danielle Polage asked the students to again rate their certainty that each of these events had or had not happened. Fascinatingly (and a little creepily), subjects showed a statistically significant change in their beliefs, indicating that they became less sure that untrue events hadn’t happened to them after saying that they had. Conversely, when subjects were later asked to deny events that had happened to them, they became less sure that those even...
Tags: Art, Ideas, 11.15.18, Danielle Polage

Innovative Old-School Furniture Design: A Hygienic Hog Slaughtering Table

At a local antiques market I spotted this table. While the design initially appears unremarkable, something that jumps out at you is that the top appears to be in much worse shape than the base. While the latter is clean and features straight components, the former is both battered and warped. The proprietor noticed my curiosity and came over to explain the table's design. She showed me these two handles sitting off to the side. Then she invited me to crouch down besides the table. As she ...
Tags: Design, Furniture Design

An old warehouse is remade into a stylish hotel with a copper chevron crown

An 80-year-old warehouse has been elegantly remade into the chic Paramount House Hotel, a boutique property that champions sustainable practices in more ways than one. Designed by Melbourne-based Breathe Architecture, the adaptive reuse project in Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia houses 29 unique rooms as well as a sun-soaked lobby that weaves original architectural features together with contemporary elements. In addition to the sensitive renovation of the historic building, the architects also ...
Tags: Design, Australia, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Sydney, Hotel, Melbourne, Warehouse, Chevron, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Copper, Natural Ventilation

Once Great Works Of Art Are Sold, They’re Gone. Disappeared.

Should there be some legislation against the risk that a buyer will effectively or literally destroy a work of art? Particularly one which could be designated a “world treasure”, on a list of the sort that Unesco releases on protected monuments? One that would oblige private owners to make the works accessible within reasonable terms and require them to maintain the work, which could be considered a matter of international interest?
Tags: Art, Unesco, Visual, 11.08.18

ANICORN's Second Watch Collaboration with NASA is Inspired By the Iconic Orange Astronaut Suit

A couple of weeks ago, Honk Kong-based independent watch company ANICORN released their first official collaboration with NASA in honor of NASA's 60th anniversary. The first ANICORN x NASA watch was limited to 60 watches worldwide and ended up selling out in just one minute. For those who missed out on the first ANICORN x NASA watch, we have some good news. ANICORN just released a follow-up watch, marking their second official collaboration with NASA: All watch images courtesy of ANICORN T...
Tags: Accessories, Florida, Design, Nasa, United States, U S Air Force, Visual Communication, Kennedy Space Center, Honk Kong, Anicorn

Innovative Old School Furniture Designs: Combination Chair-Tables

Here's an innovative vernacular piece of furniture popular in past centuries: A chair that doubled as a table. It speaks of thrift, ingenuity, and a scarcity of materials or space. While the ruling classes undoubtedly had both the room and budget for separate tables and chairs, a commoner family living in a small abode would need furniture to do double duty. The chair might not have been comfortable, but it was certainly useful. There's a fair amount of latitude as to what shape the table...
Tags: Design, Furniture Design

Using Clever Techniques to Restore a Hopelessly Rusted, Frozen Vise

Making a boat anchor is easy: Just buy a heavy cast-iron vise, neglect it for 27 years and boom, you've got a rusty piece metal that can serve no other function.Unless, that is, you're the Swiss tinkerer behind the My Mechanics Youtube channel. He acquired an old, rusted and hopelessly frozen Gressel vise for $20 and was determined to bring it back to its original glory and function. To do so required a lot of creative problem-solving, including building some clever little jigs and contraptions ...
Tags: Design, Gressel, Tools & Craft, My Mechanics Youtube

Breaking Down the Industrial Design Marker Rendering Process for the Backpack Hanger

Last week's ID tips video about the Backpack Hanger Mockup Build is doing steady traffic, and this week industrial designer Eric Strebel's back with a rundown of the attendant marker sketching process. "This is part of the industrial design product development process that you would go though to develop a new consumer product," he writes. Follow along as he covers his rendering procedure from start to finish:
Tags: Design, Eric Strebel, Industrial Design Tips

'Goren': An Ethereal Chandelier of Wheat in Ancient Jerusalem

When it comes to artistic installations and their constituent materials, we thought we’d seen it all—fabrics, mirrors, books, digital screens and even plastic trash from the Pacific Ocean, you name it, it’s been done. But we stand corrected: behold an installation made out of wheat, and not just any wheat but a selection of near extinct varieties.
Tags: Art, Pacific Ocean, Goren, Ancient Jerusalem

Design Job: Like Keeping an Eye on Nature? The Nature Conservancy is Seeking a Designer in Arlington, VA

A LITTLE ABOUT US Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, US, Arlington VA, Nature Conservancy

How The Idea Of World History Became Possible In The Year 1000 AD

Even Herodotus never considered how to integrate the historic timelines of the Greeks, Egyptians, and Persians. The problem was the lack of any fixed common calendar, any agreed-upon way of determining which year was which and what happened when, since each civilization had its own notional Year One. Then, because he got tired of having to consult many different books, the ruler of a kingdom on the Caspian Sea asked a Persian scholar to develop a timeline that could cover all peoples and their h...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Herodotus, Caspian Sea, 11.13.18

Humans and Their Dogs

Portraits of dogs and humans show similarities between animals and people. “Do You Look Like Your Dog?” – photo series by Gerrard Gethings. Also check out: Dogs Catching Treats
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Gerrard Gethings

The Answer To Chaos And Threat In The Modern World? The Values Of Our Great Institutions

“We allow our great cultural institutions to fall into disrepair and disrepute because, as we strip them of their reverential traditions and their arduous canon, we also strip them of our reasons to cherish them. We call them before the tribunal of public opinion to justify their very existence, as if we can no longer see through the smog to the heights of Parnassus, lonelier than ever because we have forgotten that it is even there. We attempt to chain the Muses to the machinery of our modern m...
Tags: Art, Ideas, PARNASSUS, 11.15.18

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