Detroit Symphony Gives Concert Specially Programmed For Deaf Audience

The “Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience” brought together the DSO with a band and percussionist Evelyn Glennie, rapper Sean Forbes and singer Mandy Harvey, among the world’s most famous deaf musicians. There was a large video component, a drum kit with lights showing the beat, and more than 20 ASL interpreters. “In other words, it’s a multisensory concert designed for both deaf and hearing audience members — an opportunity, organizers say, to show real accessibility and inclusiveness in a music...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, SJM, ASL, DSO, Sean Forbes, Mandy Harvey, Evelyn Glennie, 12.15.18

Swirly Greens

Swirly Greens  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330. Loooootta snow out there! But painting here in the studio has resumed. These "Swirly Greens" were a delightful change of pace.   A quick thanks to collectors and subscribers who partook in my flash sale. You are the bee's knees, thank you.   [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner

Choreographer Angie Pittman On Dance As A Community Experience

“I used to look up line dancing videos on YouTube and learn them in my living room by myself. And I was like, that’s one way to do it, but also, this form is meant to be done in community, so you should go do it in community.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Youtube, Dance, 02.26.19, Angie Pittman

Introverts and Extroverts: How to Reach Them Both

In any given audience, half of the room will be introverted while the other half will be extroverted. If you’re not familiar with the difference between and an introvert and an extrovert, think of it this way: Imagine every person has a battery in the middle of their chest. When an introvert spends time in a large group setting or interacting with other people, that battery depletes. Then, if that same person spends time alone, their battery recharges. The opposite is true of an extrovert – if t...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Extrovert, Introvert, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design

President & CEO – Ruth Eckerd Hall

The President & CEO will partner with and report to the board of directors in advancing the programs, visibility, and impact of Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. OrganizationRuth Eckerd Hall, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages and operates the Ruth Eckerd Hall (owned by the City of Clearwater, Florida), the Murray Theatre, the newly renovated ballroom known as the Margarete Heye Great Room, the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts, and the Capitol Theatre. It also operates as a con...
Tags: Art, Florida, England, Jobs, United States, John, Gulf Coast, Road, Ada, St Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay, Tony, Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, Barry Manilow

Beyond conventional motorbike design

We’re officially putting Dennis Sedov on our watchlist for design talents this year. Sedov has an unusual way of playing with forms, introducing new combinations and new perspectives to his designs. His cars look mesmeric, his products look unusual and inviting, and his motorbikes, a category we’ve covered practically in entirety, bring a new way of looking at form design in the two-wheeler category.Sedov’s bikes aren’t designed to be practical. They’re clearly outlandish, but they’re outlandish...
Tags: Design, Dennis Sedov, Sedov

Why Design Tokyo

While I can’t find much in the way of event coverage, Khoi kindly shared slides from his talk — the aim of which was to encourage designers in Japan to “get out of their daily routines and take a new step” in their practice. The slides give a good, quick lesson in the value of design. Here’s a nonconsecutive glimpse. Khoi cites firms such as Uber and Lyft as examples where design has been instrumental, but where change is led by technology. He then talks about the difference between change ...
Tags: Japan, Design, Resources, Tokyo, Khoi

Zachary Knoles imagines video games as pulp novel covers

Artist Zachary Knoles created a wonderful series of illustrations that pay tribute to video games by imagining them as pulp novel covers, with the game writers' names in the by-line slots (a very nice touch indeed!). (via Gameraboy)
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Games, Copyfight, Remix, News, Illustration, Mashups, Pulp Metafiction, Zachary Knoles

150 year old wood used to build Riverwood Acoustics' sound system of tomorrow

Canadian birch hauled out of Canada's Ottawa river adds resonance and tone.
Tags: Design, News, Canada, Ottawa

When battery manufacturers make smartphones…

This isn’t really what I had in mind when I was complaining about how my phone’s battery didn’t last long enough, but I guess Energizer’s product does count as a solution to the smartphone’s battery problem.This is the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a smartphone, but it certainly has smartphone-like features. The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop, according to the guys at The Verge, is a massive 18,000 mAh battery with a smartphone attached to it. Measuring at a stag...
Tags: Design, Phone, Smartphone, Cellphones, Battery, Mobile World Congress, Power Bank, Product Design, Energizer, Energizer Power Max P18K Pop, Power Max P18K Pop, Energizer Power Max, 18000

Probability Theory Ain’t So Simple

We can’t resolve disagreements about how much the information we possess supports a hypothesis just by gathering more information. Instead, we can make progress only by way of philosophical reflection on the space of possibilities, the information we have, and how strongly it supports some possibilities over others. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.25.19

Canadian Comedians Fear Collapse As Canadian Comedy Channel Shifts Focus

The blowback has been brewing online among comedians, many of whom rely heavily on the royalties and exposure provided by the station to make ends meet, says the Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians. “For some people, this is their primary source of income,” said Sandra Battaglini, a Toronto comic and head of the two-year-old association. “It’s devastating for people, because these changes have already started happening, and people have stopped being played.” – CBC
Tags: Art, Media, Toronto, 02.26.19, Canadian Association of Stand, Sandra Battaglini

Of Writers And Musicians – A Meditation

Daniel Felsenthal: “I spent high school writing papers I never risked neglecting in order to play the drums, reading books I never lied about reading so I could go to a concert instead. I could dream of being a musician all I wanted. Through no conscious intention of my own, I was always training to be a writer.” – The Point
Tags: Art, People, 02.22.19, Daniel Felsenthal

Man-made climate change now at the level scientists call 'five-sigma'

Scientists are warning that the proof for man-made climate change is now at a gold standard level. The announcement increases the call to limit greenhouse emissions to help prevent future rises in global temperatures. “Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” a team of U.S. scientists noted in their findings. Scientists say the evidence that humans are responsible for contributing to global warming is overwhelming and is now at the level they term “five-sigma.” This means that ther...
Tags: Design, California, United States, Paris, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Santer, Reuters Images, Benjamin Santer

Man-made climate change now at the level scientists call 'five-stigma'

Scientists are warning that the proof for man-made climate change is now at a gold standard level. The announcement increases the call to limit greenhouse emissions to help prevent future rises in global temperatures. “Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” a team of U.S. scientists noted in their findings. Scientists say the evidence that humans are responsible for contributing to global warming is overwhelming and is now at the level they term “five-stigma.” This means that the...
Tags: Design, California, United States, Paris, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Santer, Reuters Images, Benjamin Santer

Iceland approves killing of more than 2,000 whales

Iceland has just approved the killing of 2,000 whales over the course of the next five years. The country’s government is allowing whaling companies to slaughter 217 minke and 209 fin whales per year until 2025, sparking outrage among environmental and conservation groups around the world. Officials in Iceland believe that killing these two groups of whales is sustainable and based on scientific studies. In fact, the minister of the fisheries department, Kristján Þór Júlíusson, says that minke ...
Tags: Design, Laws, News, Animals, Economy, Ocean, Tourism, Hunting, Whales, Iceland, North Atlantic, International Whaling Commission, Whale Hunting, Endangered Fin Whales, Endangered Whales, Marine Animals

These 6 Images From a New Frida Kahlo Exhibit Paint a Fuller Picture of Her Life

The exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum runs through May 12
Tags: Art, News, Uncategorized, Brooklyn Museum

Is The Strand Bookstore A City Landmark?

Since last summer, Wyden has been locked in a battle with local officials who want to name the Strand’s eleven-story building, which Wyden’s family owns, a city landmark. They argue that, in addition to its literary significance, the 1902 building—designed by William H. Birkmire, a pioneer of early steel-frame high-rises—represents “a particularly robust expression of the Renaissance Revival style.” Wyden disagrees. “It’s not the Taj Mahal,” she said. “It’s a warehouse.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Words, Wyden, 03.05.19, William H Birkmire

“Puttin’ On The Ritz” In Moscow

Here’s a Flash Mob video featuring a huge number of Muscovites having more fun than may be legal in Russia, dancing to the most joyous and metrically challenging song Irving Berlin ever composed. – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Russia, Moscow, Ajblogs, Irving Berlin, 02.26.19

Lomography's Focus? Blurring the Line Between Professional and Casual Photography  

The Lomogon lens fits DSLR and SLR cameras and is suitable for wide-angle or portrait photography. Daniel Schaefer was the youngest member of Los Angeles's Magic Castle, a private magicians' club with an exclusive guest list and a strict dress code. He knew some sleight of hand, but he spent more of his time there taking photographs, mostly using affordable vintage cameras instead of expensive new equipment. "I was 15, 16 years old, shooting a bunch of the other young magicians backstage gett...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, Los Angeles, Dslr, Santa Clarita, LCA, Lomography, Art Lens, Schaefer, Daniel Schaefer, Lomo, Sally Bibawy, Matthias Fiegl, Lomogon, Birgit Buchart, Lomography USA

Fool’s Gold at Metropolitan Museum: Tom Campbell’s Golden Coffin & Golden Parachute

The hits to the Metropolitan Museum’s finances attributable to its previous director, Tom Campbell, just keep on coming. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Metropolitan Museum, Ajblogs, Tom Campbell, 02.26.19, Golden Coffin

Close-Up Worlds

Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co. February 22 & 23The wall to our right is mirrored; a trio can become a sextet, a duet a foursome. The wood floor — golden brown, unmarred, and glowing — plays a starring role. It all but invites a dancer to rest on it. Or fall to it, roll across it, and spring back up and into the arms of a colleague in one seamless maneuver. – Deborah Jowitt
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 02.26.19, Bill Young Colleen Thomas

Climate Change Should Be A Great Subject For Disaster Movies. So What’s With Hollywood’s Failure Of Imagination?

“In a storytelling culture obsessed with bigger stories and higher stakes, climate change should be irresistible. And yet when we try to tell the story — whether it’s motivated by politics or the genre intuition that climate change is horror at the grandest scale — we fail, invariably, to do it well. Why?” Probably, writes David Wallace-Wells, because the threat is too real. – Slate
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, David Wallace Wells, 02.19.19

A mini-backpack for your Mac!

The Fillit Pocket adds a tiny bit of extra functionality to your state-of-the-art laptop. It gives it a backpack of sorts to carry things like pens, pen-drives, power banks, or even hard disks. The Fillit pocket sticks to your laptop’s lid using repositionable glue (which means it can also be easily removed) and gives it a 7 x 3.5 inch pocket to store pretty much anything you want. A mouse, a stylus, a pair of airpods, anything you may need to carry around separately.The Fillit Pocket helps brin...
Tags: Deals, Pocket, Design, Macbook, Laptops, Product Design, Fillit

Bookcase Lounge Chair

Space-saving lounge chair with integrated bookshelves made out of wood. Bookcase Lounge Chair designed by Sofia Alexiou for university library. Also check out: Bookcase Staircase
Tags: Design, Tech, Sofia Alexiou

BREEAM Excellent-certified office of the future frames Bucharests restored Oromolu Villa

Bucharest-based architecture firm DSBA (Dorin Stefan Birou de Arhitectura) recently completed the Oromolu Office, a futuristic counterpart to its historic neighbor, the recently restored Oromolu Villa. Created as part of the Aviatorilor 8 complex in the heart of Bucharest, the three-story new-build was conceived as the “office of the future” with an eye-catching curvaceous glass curtain wall that helped the project achieve BREEAM Excellent certification. In addition to the triple-laminated faca...
Tags: Design, Office, Architecture, Gallery, Electric Vehicles, Romania, Carousel Showcase, Adaptive Reuse, Bucharest, HVAC, Office Complex, BREEAM, BREEAM excellent, Historic Restoration, DSBA, Oromolu Office

How AI Is Evolving As An Artist

“We have two streams of data: inspiration and aesthetics. The machine explores the space in between them. We’re giving artists more control of the process and pulling back on the autonomy.” The result is an assemblage of fairly trippy prints. Some show a face that’s blurred or swirling. Others look vaguely skeleton-like and macabre.  – Fast Company
Tags: Art, Visual, 02.25.19

Lighting The Audi A7 Sportback

The second-generation model boasts innovation from the LED headlights all the way back Audi‘s A7 Sportback set the new gold standard for a four-door coupe’s lines and proportions when it debuted as a concept car back in 2009. The following year it went into production and now, ten years later, a totally refreshed iteration is on the streets. The 2019 A7 makes extensive use of …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Audi, Lighting, Car Design, Audi A7, Auto Design

Critic’s Pick: Jasper Johns Stays Divinely Busy

A gallery exhibition in Manhattan gives the truest picture of the artist, at 88, who is continuing to work and innovate.
Tags: Art, News, Manhattan, Jasper, Ny, Matthew, Jasper Johns, Johns, Marks, Gallery (Manhattan

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