How Space & Color Affect Memory

Contrast has been an important part of visual design theory for a long time. But research from Thomas Sanocki and Noah Sulman of the University of South Florida proves that contrast isn’t always the best answer, especially when it comes to our memory. Sanock and Sulman set out to see how the use of spatial layouts involving similar (harmonious) or dissimilar (unharmonious) colors affected human memory. What they uncovered in their research has the potential to change the way we do presentation d...
Tags: Space, Design, Color, Memorization, Speaking, Visual, Cicero, University of South Florida, Presentation Science, Contrast, Simonides, Sanocki, Short-term, Sulman, VSTM, Presentation Media

Nithurst Farm: Adam Richards Distills a Trove of Architectural Inspirations into his Family Home

Following the long tradition of marking the land with a building, architect Adam Richards’ new family home in the South Downs National Park in the south of England dominates its pastoral setting with its monolithic, sculptural volume.
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YouTube Love: 'Day in the Life of' series by Paolo fromTOKYO

YouTube Love: 'Day in the Life of' series by Paolo fromTOKYO AoiroStudioJan 12, 2020 In the new year, I would like to share a variety of new things to discover outside of the design world (per se). How about some creators from YouTube. I don't need to tell what YouTube is about but it's always fascinating the kind of content you might find. Let's kick off with a broader theme and at the same time about a country that we dearly love. Japan! A series titled: 'D...
Tags: Japan, Design, Tokyo Japan, Paolo, YouTuber Paolo

Billy Porter and More Join Season Two of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

CBS All Access has announced casting for season two of The Twilight Zone, according to Variety. Broadway and screen favorite Billy Porter has joined the cast, along with Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Tony Hale, Abbie Hern, Gillian Jacobs, Sophia Macy, Joel McHale, Chris Meloni, Jimmi Simpson and Daniel Sunjata. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Cbs, Billy Porter, BWW News Desk, Daniel Sunjata, Variety Broadway

A Few More

I’m going to post a few more photos from New York City as my jet lag is still going strong and the only places in Paris that I’ve been to have been grocery stores. Plus, it’s gray and gloomy out there so it’s not very inviting. The transportation strikes are a bummer too. Aren’t I a gloomy gus? I’ll make myself get out of our apartment soon. The cute frog sculpture in the Frick Museum. We walked by the entrance to the Children’s Zoo in Central Park. I don’t think I’ve ever been. It m...
Tags: Travel, Art, New York City, Chelsea, Paris, Madagascar, Central Park, Louis Vuitton, Aren, Maurice, Frick Museum, American breakfasts

Cardboard Beds for Tokyo 2020

Olympic athletes will sleep on eco-friendly recyclable cardboard beds during 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Airweave will provide 18,000 beds for Olympics and 8,000 for Paralympics. Cardboard bed frames will be turned into paper products after the games. Also check out: Paper Olympics
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VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal and the DIANA Creatives Talk Finding the Perfect Princess Diana

Princess Diana is headed to the stage this year in the all new musical, Diana Jeanna de Waal, who plays the titular princess, recently chatted with members of the creative team about how they found the perfect person to play the role. [Author: Stage Tube]
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VIDEO: Listen to New Song 'Dear Parents' by Ethan Slater and Nick Blaemire

Ethan Slater took to Instagram to share a video featuring the song 'Dear Parents' written by himself and Nick Blaemire. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Instagram, Theatre, BWW News Desk, Nick Blaemire, Ethan Slater

VIDEO: Go Inside the Newly Renovated Sondheim Theatre - Home of LES MISERABLES on the West End

The newly renovated Sondheim Theatre formerly the Queen's Theatre officially re-opened in December 2019. The theatre is home to Les Miserables. [Author: Stage Tube]
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BWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night!

Today is truly one fine day because it is the sixth anniversary of the hit musical Beautiful opening at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim TheatreIn honor of the occasion,we're looking back at the cast and creative team feeling the earth move on the show's opening night Check out the video to seeJessie Mueller,Anika Larsen,Jarrod Spector, and more celebrating the special night [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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How The Myth Of “Artistic Genius” Has Held Us Back

The Artistic Genius is male because men are most fit to be Artistic Geniuses. The goalposts of greatness are hyper-specific, socially manipulated, and ultimately less interested in the aesthetics of the work produced. And they are seldom scrutinized. – Paris Review
Tags: Art, Ideas, Paris, 01.08.20

High Line Curator Named As Next Curator Of Venice Biennale

Cecilia Alemani, born in Milan in 1977, has directed the High Line’s art program since 2011, where she has commissioned large-scale works by artists such as Kerry James Marshall, Carol Bove, El Anatsui and Sarah Sze. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Milan, Venice Biennale, Visual, Cecilia Alemani, Sarah Sze, 01.10.20, Kerry James Marshall Carol Bove El Anatsui

Why Dialects Improve On A Language’s “Correct” Use

Languages do exist, but they are not necessarily the things we take them for. On the one hand, we each have an understanding of at least our mother tongue that allows us to produce sentences in it according to certain rules. I say “I kicked the ball” not “the ball kicked I.” That knowledge of rules in our brains is one part of the reality of a language. The other part is its existence as an autonomous system, a means of communication whose form is negotiated between speakers. It is not ...
Tags: Art, Words, 01.07.20

What’s Lost With The Demise Of The New York Musical Festival

What’s worth saying with certainty is that there needs to be more opportunities for musicals to be developed and showcased outside the auspices of commercial or not-for-profit producers, with development that benefits the work and the artists first and foremost, rather than a financial imperative or looming production deadline. – The Stage
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Damon J. Gillespie, James Monroe Iglehart, Taylor Iman Jones, and More Set For Next Broadway Songbook Concert

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow - continues its 2019-20 season on Monday, January 27th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. Produced, Directed and Hosted by John Znidarsic, the evening spotlights the songs of Ben Caplan. Jen Sandler will serve as co-producer. Show time is 6PM and ADMISSION IS FREE. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lincoln Center, Amsterdam Avenue, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, BWW News Desk, John Znidarsic, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Ben Caplan Jen Sandler

David Lang Didn’t Like How Beethoven’s “Fidelio” Turned Out. So He Rewrote It

“Before you get mad at me for saying that anything Beethoven wrote has problems, you should know that Beethoven himself was unhappy with the opera. He drastically rewrote it several times over the course of many years, each time tasking a new librettist to fix what the last had written. When the opera originally premiered in 1805 it even had a different name – Leonore, or the Triumph of Conjugal Love. Beethoven ended up writing four Leonore overtures; every time he rewrote the opera he w...
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Photo Flash: Bebe Neuwirth, Arielle Jacobs, Dawnn Lewis, David Jennings and More Attend HADESTOWN Actors Fund Performance

The Tony Award winning and Grammy nominated cast of Hadestown donated a special matinee performance at The Walter Kerr Theatre on January 10 to The Actors Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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UK Puts New Regulations On Art Trade, Combating Money Laundering

Britain, with London as its hub, is the second-biggest art trading nation after the United States, with 21 percent of global auction and dealer sales in 2018, according to the report. But will the new regulatory framework put British-based dealers and auction houses at a competitive disadvantage? – The New York Times
Tags: Art, UK, London, Britain, United States, Visual, 01.10.20

BWW Flashback: THE SOUND INSIDE Wraps Up Broadway Run Today

The Broadway premiere of The Sound Insidewraps up its run today at Studio 54, following 37 previews and 100 regular performances. The new psychological drama is written by Pulitzer prize finalist Adam Rapp Red Light Winter and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer The Band's Visit, and starsTony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise ParkerandWill Hochman. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Tony, BWW News Desk, David Cromer, Adam Rapp, Mary Louise ParkerandWill Hochman

Why The Pieces Of Books Are Where The Pieces Of Books Are

“I certainly did not know, for example, that the earliest recognised dust jacket belongs to a literary annual entitled Friendship’s Offering of 1829. Nor that e.e. cummings’s self-published No Thanks (1935) contains a dedication to the 14 different publishers who had rejected the manuscript: ‘NO THANKS TO Farrar & Rinehart, Simon & Schuster, Coward-McCann’, etc. Nor indeed that acknowledgements tend to be printed at the front of academic books, unlike works of fiction where the acknowledge...
Tags: Art, Words, 01.11.20, Farrar Rinehart Simon Schuster Coward McCann

Beethoven’s Greatest Music Comes From His Greatness As A Human

This year we are celebrating the anniversary not just of history’s greatest composer, but also one of its greatest human beings. – The Spectator
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, 01.11.20

The Peculiar Case Of The Artists Who Lived Like They Were Living 100 Years Earlier

They dressed in Edwardian clothes, drove a 1913 Model-T Ford and eschewed modern conveniences. As lovers, they shared an apartment on Avenue C that lacked a telephone, television or electric lights. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Ford, 01.11.20

Major German Arts Construction Projects Are Careening Out Of Control

Ballooning budgets and years of delay are becoming a regular feature of prestigious cultural construction projects in Germany. For a country that thrives on a reputation for efficiency and engineering prowess, its recent record is sobering. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Germany, Issues, 01.10.20

What One Working Musician Earns On Different Streaming Platforms

Cellist Zoe Keating publishes her yearly streaming earnings in an effort to spark conversation about music royalties and help other artists better understand their finances. “I wanted people to see the difference between all of the services,” Keating said. “Down at the lower levels, no one knows what everyone else makes and no one knows what services pay. How can you make decisions if you don’t know what the numbers are?” – Business Insider
Tags: Art, Music, Zoe Keating, Keating, 01.10.20

These Big Movie Stars’ Superpower? They Dance

Who better to portray godlike aliens, aerial crime-stoppers and lethally elegant badasses than dancers? Dance training is excellent preparation for the bodily toll of action films and long days on the set. Perfectionism, physical presence, a taste for adrenaline — these attributes are par for the course for dancers. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Dance, 01.10.20

How Did The Banal Banksy Make It Big In The Art World?

“Banksy is a talented graphic designer with a flair for self-promotion, no more or less. He is not an artist. His work lacks the breadth and ambiguity to carry multiple interpretations vital to serious art. Banksy makes one-liners that are mildly amusing, sometimes clever, but never more than one-liners. There is a place for comedy and satire, but mistaking that for art or insightful social critique is foolishness.” – The Critic
Tags: Art, Banksy, Visual, 01.20

BWW Interview: Elizabeth Stanley Talks JAGGED LITTLE PILL, Working With Alanis Morissette, and More!

In 1995, the tender, introspective jams that comprise Alanis Morissette's iconic album Jagged Little Pill had Elizabeth Stanley belting them out in her car as any angsty adolescent. Twenty-four years later, she is the lead actress of the poignant, incendiary new Broadway musical bearing the name of the Grammy winning album. Onstage, she finds herself channeling the woes of adulthood into her role as Mary Jane Healy, the matriarch of a seemingly perfect family who also happens to be in the throes...
Tags: Theatre, Alanis Morissette, Diane Paulus, Stanley, Elizabeth Stanley, Lianna Albrizio, Mary Jane Healy

BWW Flashback: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Takes Final Broadway Bow Today

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, the hip-hop improv show, plays its final Broadway performance today, January 12, 2020 at the Booth Theatre, after 23 previews and 118 regular performances. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Poland Urged to Look for Nazi-Looted Art Still Held in Its Museums

Despite the Polish government’s efforts to recover cultural objects lost during World War II, researchers say its museums hold stolen items left behind by the Nazis.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Poland, World War II (1939-45, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Eizenstat, Stuart E, World Jewish Restitution Organization, Patricia Grimsted

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