Research: On Engaging With Art And Who Is Doing It

“One of the strongest things that struck us was how many people leading these programmes have an authentic belief in social justice, democracy and building social and cultural capital. We anticipated hearing about the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of audience engagement, but we didn’t expect to hear quite so much about the ‘why’. Interviewees talked passionately about empathy, listening, sharing power, trust, transparency, honesty and patience. Many rejected the deficit model that suggests that communities ...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, SJ, 01.18.19

Hercule House Makes a Bold, Sculptural Statement in Suburban Luxembourg

Designed by Luxembourg-based architecture practice 2001, Hercule House in Mondorf-les-Bains, a leafy community in the country’s southeast, does not shy away from the limelight.
Tags: Art, Luxembourg, Mondorf les Bains, Hercule House

Colle McVoy Is The Thoughtful Agency

As a new year’s gift, Colle McVoy sent me a series of “cubespirations” to help keep me properly motivated throughout the year. Here is one of my favorite messages in the collection. Note the letterpress printing. I like this design concept. With just two words, the agency’s creative team is making a significant statement. Artists—and […] The post Colle McVoy Is The Thoughtful Agency appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Design, Advertising, Print, Self-promotion, Agencies, Colle McVoy

Dotty Spots and preparing panels

Dotty Spots  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330. It is difficult to assess values and colors when painting on a white ground...  When preparing panels, I gesso first then (usually the next day) tone them in various misc. colors...  When it comes time to paint, I try to pick a color that will harmonize with what I'm painting...  My inventory of panels was running low whenever I picked this one. I had feared the magenta would clash with "Dotty Spots"--but it worked out pretty good.  If you are...
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Idaho Parents Demand Better Orchestra Program, Get It

The Pocatello school district had been struggling to provide instruction for the 400 students enrolled in orchestra programs, and proposed changes that would have made it even worse. Parents protested and the school district made changes. – Idaho State-Journal
Tags: Art, Music, Pocatello, 01.19.19, Idaho Parents Demand Better Orchestra Program

On Display at the People’s House: A Century of Persistence

Chirlane McCray sets a populist tone with an exhibition of female artists, long underrepresented at Gracie Mansion.
Tags: Art, News, Shirley, Bill, Ny, Chirlane Mccray, De Blasio, Walker, Kara, Glen, Chisholm, McCray, People 's House, Women and Girls, Historic Buildings and Sites, Alicia K

How Photography Became The Definitive Record

In “A Chronology of Photography” photojournalist Paul Lowe and his contributors detail the medium’s swift progression from the purview of the scientists who invented it (noted astronomer John Herschel coined the term “photograph” in 1839, combining the Greek words for “light” and “drawing”) to its adoption by entrepreneurs who established thousands of photographic studios to meet the growing demand among members of the middle class for images of themselves, something previously available only ...
Tags: Art, John Herschel, Visual, Paul Lowe, 01.18.19

Remembering The Simplicity Of Mary Oliver

Her work touched millions of people deeply, and not only those who consider themselves poets or poetry lovers. Oliver’s work managed to do something rare: It reached people who didn’t particularly like or “get” contemporary poetry. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Oliver, Mary Oliver, 01.18.19

The Power Of Theatre: “Hamilton” In Puerto Rico

In bringing “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico, Lin Manuel Miranda called international attention to the island’s progress and also to its daunting obstacles. The island, in return, projected both its hopes and its frustrations onto the show. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Theatre, Hamilton, Puerto Rico, SJ, 01.18.19, Puerto Rico Lin Manuel Miranda

state of user experience design

User experience design often loses sight of the actual user. When sites optimize so much for the behavior that it wants to influence next (collecting an email address, moving people into a funnel), the reason that people come to the site in the first place can get overlooked (or buried under pop-ups). There’s a continual balancing act between user experience and user exploitation: what is best for the user and what is best for the company. A designer has to navigate that line. ...
Tags: Design, Digital, Branding, Ann Handley, Ben Davis, Econsultancy

Whimsical Watercolors by Jill Delavan

I've long been drawn to watercolor paintings and pretty lettering, so it's no surprise that I immediately followed artist and designer Jill Delavan on Instagram (@jilldelavanatelier) after coming... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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Call for Entries: Portrait Artist of the Year 2020

You have a month to enter sky arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020. The deadline for entries to this prestigious art competition with a £10,000 commission first prize is 22nd February 2019 The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Wooden Maze

Giant plywood maze installed in the National Building Museum in Washington. The walls become smaller towards the center of the maze and reveal 360 degree understanding from where you came and where you shall go. Wooden Maze art installation designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Also check out: Giant Snow Maze
Tags: Design, Washington, Inspiration, Bjarke Ingels, National Building Museum, Wooden Maze

Sociologist Nathan Glazer, 95

A longtime professor at Harvard University, Glazer, was among the last of the deeply-read thinkers who influenced culture and politics in the mid-20th century. Starting in the 1940s, Glazer was a writer and editor for Commentary and The New Republic. He was a co-editor of The Public Interest, and wrote or co-wrote numerous books.  – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Harvard University, Glazer, Public Interest, Nathan Glazer, 01.19.19

Everything Is (Could Be) A Museum Now

Cassie Grimaldi imagines some new contenders, such as the Center for Translation Of Vague Posts: “At this research center, linguists will work to interpret vague social-media posts, past and present, interrogating concepts such as “Who is this subtweet about?”; “What does this away message with unsubtle emo lyrics indicate about its author’s life?”; and “What does the Facebook status ‘don’t ask!!!’ actually suggest?” People will flock to the center to view its coveted Rosetta Stone: an emoji ta...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Visual, 01.18.19, Cassie Grimaldi

The World’s Largest City Made Of Ice

Every winter the Harbin (China) Ice and Snow Festival assembles 200,000 blocks of ice to make a city. Millions come to see it. “The workers, most recruited from local villages, spend over a month each year cutting 3-foot-thick blocks of ice from the river and transporting them to the festival site, where they are sculpted and stacked by an even larger team of workers. Beginning before dawn and working through the day in temperatures that average -13 degrees Fahrenheit, the workers earn around $...
Tags: Art, World, Issues, 01.18.19

Music Education and Activism In A Time Of Neo-Liberalism

“Given that the current professional situation for music teachers might potentially be understood as characterised by instability and uprootedness, the article proposes an activist approach as one possible way of keeping professional agency and imagination intact and alive.” – Music Education Research [journal behind paywall]
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, SJM, Music Education Research

How Amazon Creates Instant Best-Sellers

To promote these works, it has tools other publishers can only dream about owning, including Amazon First Reads and Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s e-book subscription service. Together, they reach an estimated 10 million or more customers who can read offered titles with a few keystrokes. “They aren’t gaming the system,” literary agent Rick Pascocello said. “They own the system.” – The Wall Street Journal
Tags: Art, Words, Audience, 01.16.19, Amazon First Reads and Kindle Unlimited Amazon, Rick Pascocello

President – Arts & Science Council

Serving as the public face of ASC and the region’s cultural community as a whole, the President will oversee strategy, resource development, and administration of the organization. OrganizationOrganized in 1958, the Arts & Science Council (ASC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure access to an excellent, relevant, and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, with a vision of a vibrant cultural life for all. ASC serves as the de facto “Office of...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Bank Of America, United States, North Carolina, Wells Fargo, American Airlines, Charlotte, University Of North Carolina, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Asc, Charlotte Mecklenburg, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Public Art Commission, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wonder Why Movies Get So Much Science Wrong?

Like, there are actual scientific rules that you can’t just break. So why not just ask some real, ya know, scientists? It turns out sometimes producers do, but it’s not exactly a glamorous job. – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, 01.19.19

Time To Stop Saying The Digital Revolution Will Save Us

In the jungle of unresolved emotions, Digital promises something it can’t keep: The right partner. Endless choices. The best friends. Even better friends somewhere out there. The Internet amplifies the Nervousness of our social lives on all levels — privately, socially, politically, economically. The result: Our current reality of constant shitstorms, outrage, conspiracy theories, populism and overall pessimism. The Web can do a lot of things, but it can’t hug you, it can’t heal you, it can’t ...
Tags: Art, Digital, Ideas, 01.19.19

Online viewer for Windows 98's icon set presents Windows 98's meticulously utilitarian and currently fashionable icons in an easy, no-nonsense way. Why are they so good? Rather than some designer’s flashy vision of the future, Windows 98 icons made the operating system feel like a place to get real work done. They had hard edges, soft colors and easy-to-recognize symbols. ... Maybe its nostalgia, but I still prefer the classic icons of Windows 98 over the shiny, drop-shadowed icons of later years.
Tags: Icons, Post, Design, News, Windows

How To Belong? Give Every Student A Performing Arts Experience

Ontario’s Prologue to the Performing Arts believes that connecting students with artists helps establish identity and understand community and important issues. According to the organization, it helps deliver around 2,000 performances each year and reaches over 500,000 young people every year. – CBC
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Performing Arts, Ontario, 01.19.19

Portland For Dance (No, Really)

In the past few years numerous choreographers and dancers have moved to the city. There’s space and audiences. And now there’s an interesting dance scene. – Oregon Arts Watch
Tags: Art, Dance, Portland, 01.15.19

Report: UK Publishing Industry Workforce Fails To Reflect The Population

The industry has failed to represent the working population of the capital, and continues to fail to connect with regions outside London. “The report shows we have a passionate industry full of people who are having to move away from their homes across the country in order to work in books – but we’ve also neglected to include the local population.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, London, Words, SJ, 01.17.19

New Technology Coming Soon Will Fact Check Politicians In Real Time

Duke University researchers have developed the software. The new app for TV uses databases from Politifact and to check statements made on live TV. – Washington Post (AP)
Tags: Art, Media, Duke University, 01.18.19

The Daunting Task Of Preserving Auschwitz

In the museum’s storage areas and display rooms, there are some 3,800 suitcases, along with 5,000 toothbrushes and 110,000 shoes and shoe remnants. There are also mountains of human hair, prosthetic limbs, eyeglasses and other things left behind by the prisoners. It all amounts to a huge number of artifacts given the museum’s storage capacity — but relative to the vast number of victims, it isn’t much. – Der Spiegel
Tags: Art, Issues, Auschwitz, 01.16.19

Listen Up

Karen O teams up with Danger Mouse, new Panda Bear, a different direction for The Drums and more Karen O + Danger Mouse: Woman In conjunction with news of forthcoming joint album Prima Lux, Karen O and Danger Mouse share a raucous track titled “Woman.” An infectious, drum-driven pulse anchors the tune. Karen O shines, as always, but it’s a delightful blend of both artists—bringing out …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Karen O, Hip-hop, Electronic Music, Listenup, Funk, Danger Mouse, Panda Bear, The Drums, Listen Up, Prima Lux Karen O

Netflix Spent $12 Billion On Video In 2018. It’s Only Going Up From There

After paying $15 billion for a “sustained ramp in its original content slate in ’19,” Netflix’s cash content spend growth will “moderate” in the years ahead, BMO Capital Markets analyst Daniel Salmon said in a research note. He anticipates Netflix’s content spending will hit $17.8 billion in 2020. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, BMO Capital Markets, Daniel Salmon, 01.18.19

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