Video: Hear 'Washington' A Cut Song from COME FROM AWAY at CUT FROM AWAY At Feinstein's/54 Below

Broadway's Come From Away, now in its third smash hit year, hit the stage for CUT FROM AWAY THE UNTOLD STORIES SONGS, a one night only concert event at Feinstein's54 Below [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Washington, Theatre, Broadway, Feinstein, BWW News Desk

Healthy living gets an upgrade with this classic-looking smartwatch that diagnoses your arrhythmia

Withings’ lastest ScanWatch is a health wearable in a league of its own. Surpassing its predecessors, the smartwatch has been equipped with a built-in ECG to help detect atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea. The ScanWatch monitors the wearer’s heart rate and notifies them if an irregular heartbeat is detected. If an irregular heartbeat is indeed detected, you can take an ECG reading, via the three built-in electrodes placed on the watch’s bezel. The final results are available in the Health Mat...
Tags: Design, Technology, Wearable, Withings, Medical, Watches, Accessories & Fashion, Health Wearable, ScanWatch

How to Restore a Truck's Torn, Trashed Seat

Kim Buckminster's path as a craftsperson was shaped early: He was "introduced to needle and thread by my mother at age four," he writes, "with many people influencing me in upholstery, arts, craftsmanship and education." Today he runs Buckminster Upholstery, a Nebraska-based business that specializes in antique restoration and conservation. If you've got a Charles Limbert Arts and Crafts furniture piece circa 1900 that needs fixin', Buckminster's your guy.Which is not to say he only takes on ant...
Tags: Design, Cars, Nebraska, Object Culture, Buckminster, Charles Limbert, Kim Buckminster

The Polestar 1K is a self-driving robocar concept that really looks down upon human drivers!

Meet the Polestar 1K, a concept that went from design-challenge to fully-detailed concept prototype. The Polestar 1K’s journey started on Instagram as a part of the Polestar Inktober Challenge. Designer Fabian Breës took it upon himself to reinterpret the automobile company’s simple, almost architectural form language into something aggressively racy.The Polestar 1K is a racing car no doubt, but without a driver. Its Speed Racer-inspired aesthetic doesn’t include a cockpit, is developed entirely...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Instagram, Automotive, Polestar, 1K, Fabian Breës


Do you ever wonder how the colors get named?  Who names them?  Is there a special department just for coming up with interesting names for new colors? Why Lunar Red Rock and not just Red Rock? Why Lunar Earth and not just Earth Brown? And why Goethite?? Hmmmm... Wouldn’t it be a great job to be the one (or one in a group) to come up with new color names for Daniel Smith or Winsor Newton or Holbein or...? [Author: RH Carpenter]
Tags: Art, Daniel Smith, Rh Carpenter, Brown, Holbein, Goethite

Social Commentary: A (Probably) Fake Company Offers "Face ID Compatible" Respirator Masks

I've seen this circulated as news (thanks, social media) but I'm pretty certain this is an artist having a laugh. A website called Face ID Masks claims that they make "N95 respiratory masks that work with facial recognition software. Our masks are custom printed with your face making phone access easy during viral epidemics."I know most social media users don't bother going too far past the headline, but it doesn't take much scrolling on Face ID Masks' website before you reach this telltale part...
Tags: Design, Object Culture

More Product Disassembly Animations from Disillusioned Industrial Designer Dina Amin

A couple of years ago we spotted the work of Dina Amin, an industrial designer who ran into a paradox:"I realized that I am not very fond of a huge part of Industrial Design," she writes, "the part where we consume insane amount of resources and energy to design things that eventually people throw away."Amin began creating stop-motion animations of her hobby, which is disassembling consumer products to learn about their construction. In the two years since we last checked in on her, she's done a...
Tags: Design, Object Culture, Amin, dina Amin

Self-Assembling "Origami" Furniture Designed by Former SpaceX Engineer

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft features a neat trick: After being launched into space, it deploys massive solar arrays that unfold from the rocket body (video here). These arrays suck up the sun's delicious juice, providing power for the craft's sensors, communications systems, and heating and cooling systems.It took a team of engineers to get that to work, and Brian Ignaut was one of them. "I worked on [the] deployable solar arrays at SpaceX for six years," he writes, before revealing that he had a...
Tags: Spacex, Design, Furniture Design, Brian Ignaut, Ignaut

Insurance Policies for Art Teachers

I've developed a new resource page about Insurance for Art Teachers. Do you teach art? Or have you ever thought about teaching art outside a state school setting? Was insurance one of the things you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Making A Mark

This “Bracelet of Silence” actively blocks Alexa and Siri from hearing your conversations

The dilemma with phones and smart-speakers are that they undermine the privacy of not just their owners, but everyone around them. Maybe you have a friend who loves talking about their cat, and that’s perfectly fine… until YOU begin getting ads for cat-food on your Instagram.Students at the University of Chicago developed a unique, wrist-worn bracelet that can remotely scramble all sorts of microphones in a working radius of a few feet. Just wear “The Bracelet of Silence” and switch it on when...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Privacy, Safety, Siri, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Product Design, Jammer, Alexa Siri, Huiying Li, Pedro Lopes, Scott Urban, Yuxin Chen, Zhijing Li

VIDEO: Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, Lauren Graham & More Guess NBC Theme Songs

Watch Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Lauren Graham, Alex Newell, Peter Gallagher, Mary Steenburgen, John Clarence Stewart and more try to guess famous NBC show theme songs. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Nbc, Theatre, Stage Tube, Skylar Astin Alex Newell Lauren Graham

Aliza Shvarts: Purported

Purported, Aliza Shvarts’ first solo exhibition in New York City, spans over a decade of the artist’s work and explores the interrelated dynamics of gender, sexuality, language, consent, and power.    
Tags: Art, New York City, Exhibition, Aliza Shvarts

Six Cooper Hewitt Boardmembers Resign Over Director’s Forced Resignation

Caroline Baumann was forced to resign on Feb. 7 after an investigation by the Smithsonian’s inspector general into how Ms. Baumann procured her dress and the venue for the ceremony. It was unclear whether there were additional allegations.According to two people familiar with the Smithsonian’s decision-making, the inspector general found the appearance of a conflict of interest, but several board members said they believed the punishment was unwarranted. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Smithsonian, Visual, Cooper Hewitt, Baumann, Caroline Baumann, 02.17.20

Rotary Cellphone

Functional mobile cellphone features classic rotary dial from old telephone. Justine Haupt designed and created rotary cellphone to escape the “touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of.” Retro tactile phone with simple ePaper display. No texting, YouTube, or social media. Compact design. Battery lasts almost 24 hours. Prototype Final […]
Tags: Design, Tech, Justine Haupt

Abu Dhabi’s “City Of The Future” Gets Off To A Slow Start

To build Masdar City, the provincial capital put in seed money for the estimated $20 billion cost. The project team, Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, brought in the British architectural firm Foster + Partners, which boasts impeccable eco-credentials. The vision was for a 2.5-square-mile neighborhood that would be close to carbon neutral, thanks to clean-energy wizardry, LEED-certified building design, and a giant adjacent solar panel farm. – CityLab
Tags: Art, Ideas, Abu Dhabi, Masdar, Mubadala Development Company, Foster Partners, Masdar City, 02.14.20

Fujifilm’s ‘infinitely flexible’ projector lets you project literally anywhere!

I doubt there’s any surface the Fujifilm’s FP-Z5000 can’t project on. The projector comes with a two-axis, rotat­able lens design that allows users to position the lens to face practically anywhere. The projector works normally, projecting forwards onto a wall or screen, but can also project upwards onto the ceiling or even downwards on the floor. Its adjustable neck gives you the ability to independently rotate and move the lens in any direction, facing it anywhere, as well as in any orientat...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Awards, Fujifilm, Projector, Product Design, FP-Z5000, Kunihiko Tanaka

Jason Robert Brown on Netflix's 13 Casting Process: 'The Movie Will Be Different Than The Show'

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Neil Meron will produce a film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's 2008 musical 13 for Netflix, and submissions are currently being accepted for the role of Archie, as well as male and female teenagers. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Netflix, Neil Meron, BroadwayWorld, Archie, Jason Robert Brown, ROBERT BROWN, BWW News Desk

In Praise Of Wikipedia And What It’s Become

Today, Wikipedia is the eighth-most-visited site in the world. The English-language version recently surpassed 6 million articles and 3.5 billion words; edits materialize at a rate of 1.8 per second. But perhaps more remarkable than Wikipedia’s success is how little its reputation has changed. It was criticized as it rose, and now makes its final ascent to … muted criticism. – Wired
Tags: Art, Wikipedia, Words, 02.17.20

“Save The BBC” Petition Gets 100,000 Signers In First 24 Hours

The is a response to a report on the front page of Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sunday Times, in which sources close to prime minister Boris Johnson set out a blueprint for how the BBC should be dismantled when its current charter expires in 2027. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Bbc, Boris Johnson, Rupert Murdoch, Sunday Times, 02.17.20

Why The Trump Administration’s Greek Columns Plan For Federal Buildings Will Be A Bust

While much of the criticism that has been directed at NCAS’s proposal thus far (from the American Institute of Architects, from the profession at large, and from more or less the entire critical establishment) only threatens to elevate the group’s standing—reigniting a tiresome 1980s Style War, pitting pop historicists against high-minded modernists—it has tended to obscure some of the creepier implications of the incipient decree. The classicists may think they’re about to score a coup....
Tags: Art, Visual, NCAS, American Institute of Architects, Trump Administration, 02.13.20

The Man Who Sees A History Bigger Than All Of Us

Yuval Noah Harari did not invent Big History, but he updated it with hints of self-help and futurology, as well as a high-altitude, almost nihilistic composure about human suffering. He attached the time frame of aeons to the time frame of punditry—of now, and soon. His narrative of flux, of revolution after revolution, ended urgently, and perhaps conveniently, with a cliffhanger. “Sapiens,” while acknowledging that “history teaches us that what seems to be just around the corner may neve...
Tags: Art, People, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari, 02.24.20

How We Got So Disaffected From Our Culture

We make the same movies, over and over (most involving Marvel superheroes or galaxies far, far away). Our young turn away from actual sex and toward the consolations of pornography: sex without human relationship, and therefore without consequence and contingency. We approach “politics the way [we] approach a first-person shooter game—as a kind of sport, a kick to the body chemistry, that doesn’t actually put anything in [our] relatively comfortable late-modern lives at risk.” As Walter ...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Walter Benjamin, 02.14.20

Highlights From 2020’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

From sustainable materials to cheerful colorways, uplifting standouts from this year's event If this year’s installment of Stockholm Design Week and the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair are anything to go by, 2020 will be a memorable one. After a few years of pretty austere shapes, colors and offerings (no doubt tied to our collective feelings about the state of the Western world), it now …
Tags: Design, Sustainability, Industrial Design, Furniture, Lighting, Stockholm, Furniture Design, Decor, Collaborations, Stockholm Design Week, Design Fairs, Design Weeks, Stockholm Furniture

Ruth Wilson & Matt Bomer To Star In AIDS Activism Drama From Director Michael Arden

Ruth WilsonandMatt Bomerwill star inThe Book Of Ruth, withMichael Arden directing the feature, according to Deadline. The film isbased on the true story of Ruth Coker Burks, a devout Christian divorce and single mother from Arkansas who became a champion and caregiver for AIDS sufferers in 1980s America. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, Arkansas, Ruth Wilson, Michael Arden, Matt Bomer, RUTH COKER BURKS, TV News Desk, Ruth WilsonandMatt Bomerwill, Ruth withMichael Arden

U.S. Girls: 4 American Dollars

A playful tune about the perils of living in our money-driven society, “4 American Dollars” by U.S. Girls (aka Meghan Remy) features poignant lyrics about the inner workings of our economy and Remy’s bank balance: “In this world where they say: ‘It’s not personal, it’s business’ / Moving numbers from account to account / Keeping secrets in an offshore fount / My money is quick to count / I …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Pop, Soul, Culture, Listenup, New Music, Pop Music, Remy, U.S. Girls, Meghan Remy

Bold but Busy: 2021 Kia Sorento Revealed

Kia Motors has revealed the next-generation Sorento ahead of its global debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, providing a better look at the midsize crossover than the spy shots that recently emerged from Korea. Compared to the current-gen model, which delights in its approachable blandness, the new Sorento aims for a brawnier look. Recent […] The post Bold but Busy: 2021 Kia Sorento Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, Geneva Motor Show, Kia Motors, Kia Sorento, Sorento, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Crossovers, 2021 Kia Sorento

NYT Looks into Ouster of Cooper Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann

The Cooper Hewitt’s ouster of director Caroline Baumann is profiled in the NYT this week, as some point to controversy behind her wedding and a perceived conflict of interest in her work with a wedding dress designer. “I know the circumstances of the investigation that led to Caroline’s dismissal and I must say I am appalled […]
Tags: Art, News, Nyt, Art News, Minipost, Cooper Hewitt, Caroline, Caroline Baumann

Dawoud Bey Interviewed in The Guardian

Artist Dawoud Bey gets a profile in The Guardian this week, as he opens a retrospective at SFMoMA. “What I hope to create is work that makes it apparent that black people exist not only in a social world,” Beys says at the press preview for the SF Moma opening, “but they also have rich interior lives […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, SF Moma, Dawoud Bey, Beys

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Arrested in Paris

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky is once again facing possible imprisonment over his recent stunt leaking a politician’s sex tape. “[Candidate Benjamin Griveaux] despises his constituents,” the artist says in a statement. “He was the only candidate to use his family to promote a political image. He told a big lie; he began his campaign with a big lie.” […]
Tags: Art, News, Paris, Art News, Minipost, Pyotr Pavlensky, Benjamin Griveaux

LA Times Charts Demise of Marciano Foundation

The LA Times has a piece this week on the closure of the Marciano Foundation, noting issues with unionizing labor alongside organizational breakdowns and a lack of internal structure. “[Maurice Marciano] didn’t really know how expensive it is to run his own private museum,” says an unnamed source. “He did it in a very generous, very first-class […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, LA Times, Maurice Marciano, Marciano Foundation, LA Times Charts Demise of Marciano Foundation

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