Twitter Experimenting with Highlighting Lies With Color

Twitter has apparently been experimenting with a new truth awareness feature, and someone leaked screenshots of it to NBC News. The new feature adds "brightly colored labels directly beneath lies and misinformation posted by politicians and other public figures," and it looks like this:Twitter confirmed that the screenshots and the feature are real, and would rely on user participation to function: "This is a design mock-up for one option that would involve community feedback," a Twitter spokesp...
Tags: Twitter, Design, Nbc, Nbc News, Ben Collins, Visual Communication

This German Woman is Tackling Her Town's Lack of Accessibility With Legos

62-year-old Rita Ebel has been in a wheelchair for 25 years. Now she's dedicating her golden years to making her German town of Hanau more accessible by building a series of small ramps entirely out of Legos (h/t RTÉ). Working together with her husband, she's constructed 12 sets of ramps so far and shows no signs of slowing down. Her efforts have earned her the nickname of "Lego Grandma." Screenshot via RTÉThe Ebels dedicate two to three hours a day to making the ramps, which have so far mainly ...
Tags: Design, Zimmer, Rita, Hanau, Quick Hits, Rita Ebel, Reuters Everyone, Malika El Harti

DIY Technique for Making Furniture Hardware Look Antique

Years ago I visited the workshop of a guy who did furniture restoration. Amidst the expected shop tools I spotted something unusual: A box filled with coins, rocks and a chain. He explained that these were his "weathering tools," for when a new piece of wood had to be integrated into an older piece. He'd judiciously drop different combinations of coins, rocks and the chain onto the wood, abrading the surface to make its wear-and-tear match the look of its neighboring panels.I'm sure he had trick...
Tags: Design, Diy, Furniture Design, Kim Buckminster

Pavel Míček Architects Design a Modern Mountain Cabin in the Czech Republic

Nestled in the grassy foothills of the picturesque Beskydy Mountains in the Czech Republic, this weekend house by Czech practice Pavel Míček Architects is a contemporary chalet that filters the area’s vernacular architecture though a lens of minimalist refinement.
Tags: Art, Czech Republic, Modern Mountain Cabin, Beskydy Mountains, Pavel Míček Architects

Photo Flash: Culture Clash Retrusn to Berkeley Rep with CULTURE CLASH (STILL) IN AMERICA

Bay Area natives and provocateurs,Culture Clash, returnto Berkeley Rep with their latest production,Culture ClashStill in America. The play, written and performed byCulture Clashand directed by Obie Award winnerLisa Peterson, marks the fifth time the satirical group has performed at Berkeley Rep. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, Berkeley, Bay Area, Peterson, BWW News Desk, Berkeley Rep

Understanding Where Side Airbags Deploy From Before Selecting a Seat Cover (Toyota Tacoma in This Case)

After much debate, I just leased a new Tacoma for the farm. The one I could afford has cloth seats, which will not jive well with the dirtiness of farm life.To avoid getting screwed on the lease terms, I want to protect the seats with a durable, washable cover. I know how to make patterns and sew, and I've got plenty of sewing machines, so I figured I'd DIY it. Then I remembered that the problem with seat covers and modern cars is this:That tag indicates, obviously, that the seat contains a side...
Tags: Design, Cars, Walmart, Tacoma, IIHS, IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Kraco Kraco

20200221 installations along the windows at Buskerud Artcenter

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This sustainable crib was made without using a single drop of fossil fuel

The challenge with designing the Fossil Free Crib wasn’t so much in the design, but was in researching the materials the crib would require. Almost every material available to designers today involves a fraction of fossil fuel… whether it’s crude oil used to make plastic or something as basic as the gasoline used in chainsaws that cut down trees. Ultimately, materials are transported from source to factory to consumer using petrol. Designing a crib is easy… designing a crib without using a sin...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Design, Sweden, Furniture, Product Design, CNC, Texel, Babies/Childcare/Toys, FROLIC Studio, Baby Crib, Fossil Free Crib, Vattenfall the Fossil Free Crib

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels is sui generis.I love that term, sui generis. It means it's totally unique, literally, "of its own kind." So many shows New Line has produced fit that description -- Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Bukowsical, Threepenny, Bat Boy, Urinetown, Yeast Nation, Assassins, Celebration, Lizzie, Jerry Springer the Opera, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Man of La Mancha, Spelling Bee, Floyd Collins, Hair, Forbidden Planet, Hedwig, Sunday in the Park... I could go on for days.Head Over Heels is ano...
Tags: Politics, Musicals, Theatre, Sexuality, Broadway, Theater, Shakespeare, 1980s, Sondheim, Pamela, Scott Miller, Michael Mayer, Musical Comedy, Rock Musicals, Jeff Whitty, Go-Go's

HTC’s Project Proton AR headsets make you look like Ant-Man (and there’s some logic to it)

HTC’s ambitious Project Proton does something very remarkable not for augmented reality technology, but rather for how we perceive AR tech. Project Proton was supposed to form a part of HTC’s announcement at the now-canceled Mobile World Congress. It expands on HTC’s Vive Cosmos headset, which offers the ability to work with Mixed Reality by using cameras on the headset that capture the outside world for the eyes on the inside. Here’s the problem with headsets though (and I’ve said this before)…...
Tags: Design, Htc, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mobile World Congress, Mixed Reality, Product Design, Proton, AR / VR, Project Proton

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Composers Announce 'You Will Be Found' illustrated Book

Fans of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen can now bring the show's anthem 'You Will Be Found' home in book form [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, EVAN HANSEN, BWW News Desk

The Artist Beneath the Art Forger

A show of portraits by Elmyr de Hory is a celebration of the man as an artist as well as a forger. Will it bring a recognition that eluded him in his lifetime?
Tags: Art, News, Mark, Minn, Modigliani, Forgery, Amedeo, Elmyr de Hory, de Hory, Elmyr, Forgy, Hillstrom Museum of Art (St Peter

Photo Flash: Take a Look at Beth Malone, David Aron Damane and More in THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

Transport Group's The UnsinkableMolly Brown is currently playing at Abrons Arts Center, and will run throughApril 5 [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Abrons Arts Center, BWW News Desk, Transport Group, MOLLY BROWN, Beth Malone David Aron Damane, UnsinkableMolly Brown

Warning: Post-Brexit Border Policies Could Be “Disaster” For Creative Industries

“Although it is theoretically ‘points-based’, the reality is that it will be impossible to accrue enough points with a salary below £25,600 (without a PhD) unless the role is on the shortage occupation list; a list which excludes many highly-valued creative professions. In our sector, high skill levels do not always equate to high salaries. There must be recognition of sector-specific means of assessment including auditions, work experience and portfolios.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Issues, 02.20.20

Report: Arts Drive Tourism In Australia

Australians took 12.3 million daytrips and 13.4 million overnight trips within Australia that included arts activities in 2018 – an increase of 14 percent and 20 percent respectively since 2014 – with increases found across visiting museums and art galleries, attending performing arts, visiting art or craft workshops or studios, attending festivals, and experiencing First Nations arts and craft. The report also flagged an increasing interest in First Nations arts tourism. – Limelight ...
Tags: Art, Australia, First Nations, Issues, 02.18.20

Does Banning Critics Accomplish Anything?

Yolanda Bonnell isn’t the first artist to say that white critics get away with not knowing the cultural reference points of work outside of their own interests – but doesn’t cutting reviewers from different backgrounds off limit opportunities for learning? “You’re just perpetuating prejudice if you are not going to let people experience other cultures. If she wants more critics of color to review her, fine, invite them. But you shouldn’t stop other people from coming.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Yolanda Bonnell, 02.21.20

Land Rover’s 4xFAR Festival Introduces Audiences to the 2020 Defender

Chief Commercial Officer Felix Bräutigam explains how the brand is marketing the next generation vehicle The Land Rover Defender is no ordinary vehicle. For the first hands-on introduction of the all-new generation of the 2020 Defender 110 four door and Defender 90 two door models, a two day festival—with off-road driving, music, historical vehicles, food and a range of outdoor activities—was created in Coachella Valley, …
Tags: Design, Marketing, Cars, Automotive, Festivals, Music Festivals, Land Rover, Defender, CCO, 2020 Defender, 4xFar, Brand Profile, Felix Brautigam

Spaghetti Monster Pasta Servers

Creative pasta servers designed to look like the eyes of Spaghetti Monster. From the depths of your kitchen, Pasta Monsters serve Spaghetti dinner.  Also check out: Pasta Hair Packaging
Tags: Design, Tech

Artist Bans Critics Who Are Not “Indigenous, Black Or People Of Color”

“This choice might immediately strike some as counterintuitive; it certainly runs against the dominant conventions of criticism, in which theatres offer free tickets to all critics actively reviewing in their market, in exchange for reviews of their shows. Those reviews serve a number of functions including critical evaluation, historical record and support for future funding applications and, more immediately, they help get word out that the shows are happening.” – Toronto Star
Tags: Art, Theatre, 02.20.20

Yolanda Bonnell: Why I Don’t Want White Critics To Review My Work

“Indigenous performance has been grossly under-reviewed and while the tide is shifting, the lens with which predominantly white critics view the work has been problematic. The lack of IBPOC voices in the media—at a time when arts’ coverage is shrinking—means white critics are often the gatekeepers of success. There is often a tone along the lines of ‘I don’t understand this, therefore it’s not valid or good art.’ Aspects like style, movement, language, and music are at risk of being dism...
Tags: Art, Theatre, 02.14.20, Yolanda Bonnell, IBPOC

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!

The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winnerIvo van Hove's new production ofWest Side Story. Check out photos from the opening night bows below [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Hove, Broadway Theatre, BWW News Desk

Photo Coverage: WEST SIDE STORY Company Celebrates Opening Night!

The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Ivo van Hove, Broadway Theatre, BWW News Desk, West Side Story BroadwayWorld

Erupt Trail Running Shoes

Born from a partnership with Pittsburgh-based organization First Mile, Puma’s Erupt Trail running sneakers employ yarns made from plastic pollution collected in Taiwan, Honduras and Haiti. This silhouette is the first from this sustainable collection, but it’s also a continuation of a refresh of the Puma brand that commenced a few years back. Referencing design-forward footwear both past and present, this iteration offers high-performing tread …
Tags: Design, Shoes, Pollution, Puma, Haiti, Sneakers, Pittsburgh, Plastic Pollution, First Mile, Recycled Plastics, Trail Shoes, Material Innovation, Taiwan Honduras

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by TodayTix: February 21

Looking for the best deals on Broadway showsBroadwayWorld's Weekly Buying Guide is powered by TodayTix, the app for theater tickets. Whether you're looking for musicals, plays, comedy, dance, or really anything else, you'll find a show you want to see. Download the app or visit to book tickets in 30 seconds or less. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Todaytix, BWW News Desk

How Language Mutates In The Corporate World

“No matter where I’ve worked, it has always been obvious that if everyone agreed to use language in the way that it is normally used, which is to communicate, the workday would be two hours shorter.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Words, 02.20.20

Presley Ryan Takes Over As Lydia in BEETLEJUICE Through This Weekend

BroadwayWorld has learned that Presley Ryan will take over the role of Lydia Deetz in BEETLEJUICE on Broadway beginning tonight through the weekend.She succeeds Sophia Anne Caruso who played her last performance this Wednesday. [Author: Alan Henry]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Alan Henry, BroadwayWorld, Sophia Anne Caruso, Lydia Deetz, Presley Ryan Takes Over As Lydia, Presley Ryan

Photo Flash: First Look Portrait of Armie Hammer, Tracy Letts, Jessie Mueller and the Cast of THE MINUTES

Performances forTHE MINUTESbegin Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Cort Theatre 138 W 48thSt on Broadway, and officially opens on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The cast of THE MINUTES includes Ian Barford, Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, K. Todd Freeman, Armie Hammer, Tracy Letts, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, Jeff Still. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Armie Hammer Tracy Letts Jessie Mueller

Bollywood’s First Openly Gay Main Character

A first for India’s film industry, the forthcoming major release Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Be Extra Careful About Marriage) will feature an openly gay man as its primary protagonist. The romantic comedy depicts the character working through his family’s disdain for his sexuality—a powerful move for Bollywood, as its home nation only made being gay permissible by law in 2018. India’s LGBTQ+ community still faces discrimination and direct …
Tags: Design, Movies, Films, India, Culture, Cinema, Gay Rights, Lgbtq, Bollywood, Linkaboutit, Romantic Comedies, Queer Culture

Hidden Away review - makes a rich, heavy meal of a biopic of feral Italian painter

This account of the tough, troubled life of naive artist Antonio Liguabue boasts a committed performance from actor Elio GermanoGeorgio Diritti has directed a lovely-looking and fervent film about the life of the 20th-century naive artist Antonio Ligabue, who suffered poverty and mental illness throughout his life but whose fierce, primitive, impassioned studies and sculptures of animals and human portraits made him celebrated in his own day as an authentic unschooled genius, and an object of cu...
Tags: Art, Europe, Film, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Festivals, Biopics, Berlin Film Festival, Sacha Baron Cohen, Van Gogh, Daniel Auteuil, Daniel Day Lewis, Ligabue

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRINCE OF EGYPT in the West End

Brand-new musical THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is now in previews at London's Dominion Theatre.Get a first look at the cast in action in the photographs below [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: London, Theatre, Egypt, West End, BWW News Desk

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