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Modular headphones that mix your sound to match your space

Imagine having a sound system so versatile that you can actually play Lego with it! DE-MO, which stands for Detachable and Modular, is exactly that – an ecosystem of replaceable speakers, cables and headband accessories that you can use to create an audio experience based on your needs. It has a minimal aesthetic and a sleek build so you’ll never look like Tarzan with the cords – DE-MO is built for the minimal millennial.DE-MO adapts to your needs so instead of having to keep a track of differen...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Audio, Lifestyle, Headphones, Lego, Modular, Product Design, Minimal, Portable Audio, Tarzan, EveryDayCarry, Hans van Sinderen, DE-MO


The Paper Year: Instagram Post Round-up

I hope you’ve enjoyed my journey through The Paper Year: A 2020 Creative Project Planner. I really enjoyed working on each project and playing around with papers that weren’t familiar to me. If you’re on the fence about getting one, consider this – it allows you to explore many different paper techniques (pop-ups, weaving, origami, bookbinding) with the planner as a bonus. Win-win! Below you’ll find a roundup of all of my Instagram posts detailing my work on each project in the book. January: Cu...
Tags: Art, Instagram, Paper, Origami, Bookbinding, Book Arts, Elissa, Criss Cross, Pop-ups, Helen Hiebert, PAPERMAKING, Paper Weaving, Thepaperyear, The Paper Year


The 2100 Project Maps the Impact of Climate Change Across the Country

To help take the Green New Deal from abstract legislative goals to reality, the University of Pennsylvania's Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology launched The 2100 Project late last year. Culled together from the Center's far-reaching research, the first part of the project is titled "An Atlas for the Green New Deal" and consists of more than 100 visualizations unpacking the intersecting issues that define our time: a changing climate, population growth, and an economic dependence on ex...
Tags: Design, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Green New Deal, Impact of Climate Change Across the Country, Ian L McHarg


Video: Beth Leavel Sings THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, HELLO, DOLLY! And More At Feinstein's/54 Below

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone brings her brand new show to Feinstein's54 Below for five nights of fun this month [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
Tags: Theatre, Feinstein, Beth Leavel, Alexa Criscitiello


LAST CALL - Annual Open Exhibition 2020 of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

The deadline for the Call for digital entries for the annual exhibition in 2020 of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters is Friday 17 January 2020, 12 noon. You've got just over 3 days left to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Making A Mark


Up on the Marquee: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Moves Into The Belasco

The music ofBob Dylanis coming to Broadway this February withGirl from the North Country. Check out the brand new marquee for the show that just went up at theBelasco Theatre [Author: Walter McBride]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Walter McBride, North Country Check


Corey Hawkins Joins AMERICANAH, Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Uzo Aduba

Variety reports that Corey Hawkins has joined the cast of Danai Gurira's 'Americanah' on HBO Max. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Danai Gurira, Theatre, Lupita Nyong, Corey Hawkins, TV News Desk, HBO Max


John August Will Write TOTO Animated Musical for Warner Animation

Deadline reports that John August will write a new animated musical for Warner Animation 'Toto,' based on the book 'Toto The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz.' [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, John August, TV News Desk, Warner Animation, Warner Animation Toto


Rachel Zegler Signs with ICM Partners

Deadline reports that 18-year-old Rachel Zegler has signed with ICM partners. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, ICM, ICM Partners, TV News Desk, Rachel Zegler


Why Shouldn’t We Get To Choose How We Die? (And In What Style)

Many people no longer hold the kind of religious views according to which our time of death is not allowed to be of our choosing. There are an increasing number of countries where physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia is permitted in a medical context. But why think that the right to choose our ending is given legitimacy only, if at all, on health grounds? Why don’t we have the right to end our lives not just when we want to but to also do so in style? – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 01.14.20


Photo Flash: Watch Andre De Shields Encourage HADESTOWN Audience to Donate to the Actors Fund

On Friday, January 10that 1 pm, Tony Award-winning Hadestown held an added special performance for The Actors Fund.It was the first special performance of 2020 for The Actors Fund. Tony Award winner Andr De Shields rocked the house after the performance with a 'curtain sermon' about The Actors Fund that will be long remembered. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk


VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

The music of Bob Dylan is coming to Broadwaythis February with The Girl From the North Country, and we're getting a peek inside rehearsals Check out the video to see what happens in the rehearsal room as the show's cast and creative prepare to move into the Belasco Theatre [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Bob Dylan, North Country, Stage Tube


Dance Protests In France Over When Dancers Can Collect Their Pensions

On Saturday, officials announced that the government would withdraw, at least temporarily, a plan that would have raised the full-benefit retirement age, now 62 for many workers, to 64 for all professions. The Paris Opera Ballet’s dancers currently stop working at 42, then receive monthly payments equal to 45 to 48 percent of their top salaries. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, France, Dance, Paris Opera Ballet, 01.14.20


NURVV Run’s Intelligent Running Insole

Real-time feedback can improve pace, reduce the risk of injury, and more Rather than rely on sensors on your wrist or arm, NURVV Run‘s 32-sensor sneaker insole gathers feedback from your feet, and it can be used with any running shoes. Whether it be pronation (how your foot rolls as it hits the ground) or step length (the distance a single stride takes you), the …
Tags: Health, Wearables, Accessories, Design, Technology, Fitness, Sports, Tech, Wearable Tech, Running, Workouts, Sneakers, Insoles, NURVV Run, Run Clubs


Netflix Isn’t Disrupting Diversity (Or Oscar)

Seriously, is this the brave new world of streaming? Where press releases go out daily about the wildly “diverse” television creators drafted by Netflix (and to a lesser extent Amazon) but the Oscar-nominated Netflix films come from Martin Scorsese and Noah Baumbach? – The Los Angeles Times
Tags: Amazon, Art, Media, Netflix, Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, 01.13.20


Regal, AMC Theatre Chains Say They Won’t Show Netflix Oscar-Nominated Movies

After Netflix received 24 Oscar nominations on Monday — the most of any studio and the highest level to date for the streaming giant — both chains said that they wouldn’t screen its movies. They’re protesting the streamer’s distribution policies. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Audience, 01.13.20


Art installation uses science to age e-waste in geological time

Nathaniel Stern writes, "The World After Us: Imaging techno-aesthetic futures (Flickr set) is an art exhibition that asks, 'What will — and what can — happen to our gadgets over geological time?' For the last few years, I have been working scientists to artificially age phones and computers in different ways, growing plants and fungi in watches, phones, laptops, and more, and turning phones into ink (via blenders and oils), iMacs into tools (melting down the aluminum, and shaping it into a wren...
Tags: Art, Happy Mutants, Video, News, Environment, Installations, Nathaniel Stern, Ewaste, The World After US


COMPANY Stars Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk Join Marianne Elliot At Works & Process At The Guggenheim

Works Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Company with Marianne Elliott on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 730pm. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Marianne Elliott, Patti LuPone, BWW News Desk, Katrina Lenk Join Marianne Elliot


The Future Of Entertainment: 10-Minute Shows On Your Phone?

Yup. A startup called Quibi has raised $1 billion in investment capital from every major Hollywood studio and most of the major tech companies. It has corralled an A-list tsunami to make programs—Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, Guillermo del Toro, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lopez, Antoine Fuqua, Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwicke, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Lena Waithe, NBC News, ESPN, BBC. The whole thing launches in April with a year of advertisements already sold....
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Audience, Quibi, 01.13.20, NBC News ESPN BBC


Angel Wings Backpacks

Cool backpacks with leather wings transform humans into beautiful Angels. Angel Wings Backpacks designed by Krukrustudio feature 200 “feathers” printed on leather and sewn together. Also check out: Butterfly Wings Scarves
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Angel Wings Backpacks, Krukrustudio


COMPANY Stars Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk Join Marianne Elliott At Works & Process At The Guggenheim

Works Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Company with Marianne Elliott on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 730pm. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Marianne Elliott, Patti LuPone, BWW News Desk, Katrina Lenk Join Marianne Elliott


Vollebak’s new inclement-weatherproof, 100-year jacket will last far longer than the person wearing it

Vollebak’s new ultimate 100-year jacket is a lot like a bullet-proof vest. It’s something that’s good to wear, but you never hope to be caught in the situation it was designed for. The jacket is strong, resilient, and waterproof enough to survive a thunderstorm, a blizzard in the tundras, or even the kind of weather you’d expect on top of Mt. Everest during the winter-solstice. It’s literally designed to last longer than the person wearing it, and promises to serve not one, but multiple lifetime...
Tags: Fashion, Design, Outdoor, Switzerland, Product Design, Mt Everest, Vollebak, 100 Year Jacket


Failures of imagination

As I watched Dolemite Is My Name on Netflix the other day, I realized that I never anticipated living to see the end of movies as a public and collective viewing experience. Yet it’s well on the way to happening. This led me to ask: what other things did I fail to envision taking place in my lifetime? – Terry Teachout
Tags: Art, Netflix, Ajblogs, 01.14.20


The beauty of sewers before the first flush

Our cities' sewers are some of the most incredible structures in the built environment. In a new book, "An Underground Guide to Sewers: or: Down, Through and Out in Paris, London, New York, &c." historian Stephen Halliday explores the systems (and people) that deal with our shit so we don't have to. From the book description: Halliday begins with sanitation in the ancient cities of Mesopotamia, Greece, and Imperial Rome, and continues with medieval waterways (also known as “sewage in the str...
Tags: Post, Books, Photography, Design, News, Infrastructure, Prague, Sewers, Hamburg, Built environment, Imperial Rome, Paris London New York, Stephen Halliday, Better Call A Plumber, Mesopotamia Greece, Liverpool Boston Paris London


New Year’s Manifesto

The New Year seems to be a good time to try to set down some of my basic thoughts about the need for and the path to effective community engagement. As often happens on this blog, this is a very rough first draft. Refinements will follow. – Doug Borwick
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 01.15.20


This Writer May Have Been Russia’s Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Any man who’s ever killed a chicken knows that it’s best not to look it in the eye. [With his Sportsman’s Notebook, Ivan] Turgenev forced his fellow landowners to do that, look the serfs in the eye. Alexander II acknowledged the role these stories played in guiding him to issue the Emancipation Edict that freed the serfs in 1861.” – Literary Hub
Tags: Art, Russia, Words, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alexander II, Sportsman, 01.07.20, Notebook Ivan -RSB- Turgenev


The Most Popular (And Powerful) Word In The English Language

‘The’ tops the league tables of most frequently used words in English, accounting for 5% of every 100 words used. “‘The’ really is miles above everything else,” says Jonathan Culpeper, professor of linguistics at Lancaster University. But why is this? – BBC
Tags: Art, Words, Lancaster University, 01.13.20, Jonathan Culpeper


Improved Weather Forecasts Made Using Neural Networks

Using a vast neural network capable of making ultra-quick decisions based on images and predictive learning (rather than physics or meteorology), Google researchers may have finally figured out how to make weather forecasts hour by hour. Traditionally, weather forecasts have taken up to three hours to form, and thus are a little less accurate. As for Google’s, their neural network can formalize a report in …
Tags: Google, Weather, Design, Tech, Weather Forecast, Rain, Forecasts, Neural Networks, Linkaboutit, Weather reports, Weather Updates


Pop Stars BTS Launch Global Arts Inititative

Korean pop stars BTS are launching an ambitious global art initiative featuring work by Antony Gormley, Tomás Saraceno, and more, Art News reports.“This project is especially meaningful to us because it truly represents diversity and creates a collective, positive message for the world that we value. Through this project, we hope to return the great amount […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Antony Gormley Tomás Saraceno


David Mamet's THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION Will Be Staged For the First Time Starring William H. Macy and More

David Mamet's new play, THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION, will be staged for the first time, for a limited time only. Featuring a cast, that includes Rebecca Pidgeon, William H. Macy, Clark Gregg and recent Tony Award nominated Fionnula Flanagan, the story follows a grisly murder that has taken place in Central Park. It runs February 13 - 23, 2020 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, for 10 performances only. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, David Mamet, Central Park, William H Macy, BWW News Desk, Fionnula Flanagan, Rebecca Pidgeon William H Macy Clark Gregg



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