Martha’s Vineyard Museum – Executive Director

Martha’s Vineyard Museum (MVM) is a century-old historical and cultural museum that has collected art, artifacts, oral histories, documents, and photographs that help tell the stories of Martha’s Vineyard from its prehistoric stage to the present. Committed to inspiring all people to discover, explore, and strengthen their connections to the island and its diverse heritage, MVM is the leading cultural and historic institution on the island. A venue for ongoing surprise and discovery, the museum ...
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What Small Movie Theatres Discovered After They Reopened

“When we opened in June I had the No. 7 theater in the country. I thought that was cool.” Yet in subsequent weeks, attendance wasn’t enough to justify keeping the lights on. After just a few weeks back in business, Chris Johnson had to make what he refers to as a “heartbreaking” decision: He closed down his theaters. He doesn’t know, realistically, when he’ll be able to welcome customers again. “We found there was a core audience who came out right away and was very excited, but those were the ...
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, Chris Johnson, 10.05.20

What The Anti-Smoking Campaigns Can Teach Us About Regulating Social Media

The comparison is more than metaphorical. It’s a framework for thinking about how public opinion needs to shift so that the true costs of misinformation can be measured and policy can be changed. – MIT Technology Review
Tags: Art, Media, 10.05.20

Jérôme Bel: The Dance World Is Going Through A Major Change

Jérôme Bel has been impressed with the activist streak of younger artists. “They want to work without travelling the globe in the way my generation did,” he says. “The dance community is going through drastic change right now. It’s for us to adjust in order to remain in sync with a world in need of transformation.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Dance, 10.05.20, Jérôme Bel

Nobel Literature Prize Has A Scandal-Plagued Few Years. Look For A “Safe” Choice This Year

The prize has been mired in scandal since November 2017, when the Swedish Academy, which selects the winner, was caught up in sexual abuse and financial misconduct allegations, which resulted in the conviction of Jean-Claude Arnault, husband of academy member Katarina Frostenson, for rape in 2018. The following January, Frostenson left the Academy after she was found to be the source of leaks of previous winners. The Nobel was postponed in 2018 in the wake of the controversy, but found itself f...
Tags: Art, Words, Academy, Swedish Academy, Peter Handke, Katarina Frostenson, Frostenson, Claude Arnault, 10.05.20

Study: Demand For Diverse TV Programming Outstrips Supply

The study highlighted that audience demand for shows with diverse casts rose 113% from 2017 to 2019. Last year, the level of demand for shows with diverse casts was 17 times greater than the demand for the average U.S. TV show (it was eight times higher in 2017). – Los Angeles Times
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Study: Demand For Diverse TV Programming Outstrips Demand

The study highlighted that audience demand for shows with diverse casts rose 113% from 2017 to 2019. Last year, the level of demand for shows with diverse casts was 17 times greater than the demand for the average U.S. TV show (it was eight times higher in 2017). – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 10.05.20

Bose Sleepbuds II – an update to their sleep focused truly wireless earbuds

Bose add an improved battery, larger library of enhanced sounds and better noise cancellation in a lighter package, with their sleep earbuds. Bose’s Sleepbuds II hope to help you get a better nights sleep during the chaos present in the world today, with sleep noise-masking technology “clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster” by drowning out stress, snoring partners and noisy neighbours. Before you rush out to buy these, note you won’t be streaming Spotify on these anyt...
Tags: Music, Design, Technology, Stress, Fit, Bose, Battery, Truly Wireless Earbuds, Sleepbuds 2, Sleepbuds Ii, Bose Sleep App, Passive Noise Cancelling, Relaxing Sounds

How Reading Habits Have Changed During COVID

While it’s still relatively early to see the influence of the coronavirus and the lockdown on creative industries, there were some striking patterns in media consumption in the early part of the pandemic. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Words, Audience, 10.05.20

1960s Soviet tear-off calendars are a treasure trove of graphic design

In the latest issue of my newsletter, The Magnet (subscribe here!) I took a closer look at my grandmother's 1960s Soviet tear-off calendars. They are loaded with great line illustrations!
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Is NYC’s The New Museum “A Sweatshop”?

A former finance director says Ms. Phillips told her to mislead the museum’s board about a cash shortfall. Art handlers say they were forced to work overnight at times to meet onerous deadlines. A former exhibitions director says that when the museum could not locate a work of art, its top officials suggested just making a copy, without telling the artist. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Ms Phillips, 10.05.20

Philip Guston Bluster: Why It’s Wise to Postpone a Show Depicting Cartoonish Ku Klux Klan Figures

Knowing that I’m sticking my head into a lion’s mouth, I strongly disagree with sanctimonious art critics, artists and scholars who have piled on against a decision by four museum directors to postpone (not to cancel) their Philip Guston Now retrospective. – Lee Rosenbaum
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London Nightclub Sues City Over COVID Lockdown: What’s The Scientific Basis?

Simpson Millar said the government had not provided any evidence to support the restriction, which “seems to lack any obvious rational or scientific basis”. Critics have said the measure is not only damaging to the hospitality sector but may actually be counterproductive, due to the large number of people gathering in the streets or homes after 10pm, or crowding onto public transport at the same time. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Issues, 10.05.20, London Nightclub Sues City Over COVID Lockdown, Simpson Millar

Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Case Over “Stairway To Heaven”

The Supreme Court “denied a petition aimed at reviving the case, ending six years of litigation that the song’s writers, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, plagiarized the song’s iconic intro from the 1968 song “Taurus” by the group Spirit.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Music, Supreme Court, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Zeppelin, 10.05.20

LA’s Center Theatre Group Creates A New Digital Stage

CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie said in an interview that he would like to make the Digital Stage a permanent fixture, even after the threat of the coronavirus fades. The hope is that the kind of work appearing on the Digital Stage will transcend COVID-related restrictions to establish a new language for theater. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Theatre, Ctg, Michael Ritchie, 10.02.20, Center Theatre Group Creates A New Digital Stage, Digital Stage

Mellon Foundation Gives $250 Million To Reimagine Monuments

The Monuments Project, the largest initiative in the foundation’s 50-year history, will support the creation of new monuments, as well as the relocation or rethinking of existing ones. And it defines “monument” broadly to include not just memorials, statues and markers but also “storytelling spaces,” as the foundation puts it, like museums and art installations. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Mellon Foundation, 10.04.20

Get a Sneak Peek at ‘The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Book’s Stunning Concept Art

This December, fans of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian will be able to get their hands on some of the incredible concept art from the making of the first season. Lucasfilm and Abrams Books are releasing The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian by Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak, and he’s just revealed a sneak peek at some of the concept art from inside the book, including alternate designs for the Mandalorian himself and some adorable new images of The Child affectionately called ...
Tags: Art, Books, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Concept Art, Disney Xd, Mando, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Dave Filoni, Ryan Church

London’s Royal Academy Considers Selling Michelangelo Sculpture To Save Jobs

Considered to be a national treasure, “The Virgin and Child with the Infant St. John” (c. 1504–1505) is the only marble sculpture by Michelangelo in the country. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, London, Visual, Michelangelo, Royal Academy, 10.01.20

The “Structural” Color That Comes From Butterflies And Could Cool Cities

Cypris Materials has created a paint inspired by blue morpho butterfly wings, which get their color from blue lightwaves reflecting off the nanostructure of the wings themselves (up close you’ll see they’re actually translucent). Like butterfly wings, Cypris’ paint works through reflection, so color comes from particular lightwaves that reflect off the nanostructure of the paint. In short, this paint functions through structural color rather than chemical pigments or dyes. – Fast Company
Tags: Art, Visual, 10.03.20, Cypris

Soon DeepFake Video Might Throw Doubt On Historic Events Of The Past

This new technology doesn’t just threaten our present discourse. Soon, AI-generated synthetic media may reach into the past and sow doubt into the authenticity of historical events, potentially destroying the credibility of records left behind in our present digital era. – Fast Company
Tags: Art, Media, 10.03.20

Jazz Typefaces Capture the Essence of 100 Iconic Jazz Musicians

In the 1950s and 60s, one record label stood “like a beacon,” writes Robin Kinross at Eye, among a host of Civil Rights era independents that helped jazz “escape the racial-commercial constraints applied by White Americans, and find its own place, unpatronised and relatively free of exploitation.” That label, Blue Note, ushered in the birth of the cool—both cool jazz and its many hip signifiers—as much through graphic design as through its meticulous approach to recording. Blue Note album cover...
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China Is Planning A Giant New Green City Run By AI

This data would be used to inform various aspects of city planning, including security systems and tourist areas. As more data is collected and analysed by the AI, the city will be continuously “upgraded”. – Dezeen
Tags: Art, China, Ideas, 10.02.20

Art student dumped 32 tons of carrots outside university. It was art.

Last week, Rafael Pérez Evans, an MFA candidate at London's esteemed Goldsmiths University, hired a truck to dump 32 tons of carrots outside the school. Some people thought it was a prank but apparently it was art, mirroring how European farmers sometimes dump produce in front of government buildings as a form of protest. — Read the rest
Tags: Food, Art, Post, London, News, Artists, Carrots, MFA, Goldsmiths University, Rafael Pérez Evans

Making the Most of your Mornings

Making the most of your mornings starts with identifying healthy habits and making time for them each and every day. As presenters, we know that some mornings we have to be on our A-game, finishing a long list of last minute tasks before a big pitch, speech or presentation. But, if we are honest, generally we also have mornings where we tend to hit snooze and take a while to get into a rhythm. Whether you’re an early-riser or a night-owl, an unwavering morning routine helps kick-start your day....
Tags: Design, Harvard, Marco Polo, Presentation, Connection, Thought Leadership, Speaking, Good Habits, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Morning Routine, Accomplishment, Delight, Motivation Monday, Early Riser, Great Habits

Why Do We Let Social Media Control Us?

Jill Lepore: “Things are briefly upended by new technologies before finding a new equilibrium. With social media, that equilibrium has not happened. The question is how do you repair the fabric of democracy when the technology is itself built to polarise us? It is like we have built a perfect trap for ourselves. That is what leaves me so frankly terrified.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, Jill Lepore, 10.04.20

Tom Stoppard’s Charmed Life

Stoppard sails through customs: his charm – not the calculated sort – fuels his success. Friends and acquaintances are almost comically diverse: Harold Pinter, Mick Jagger, Samuel Beckett, Princess Margaret, Kenneth Tynan, Steven Spielberg … No one is charm-proof (including Lee), although the charm is impermeable, making her task harder. The great man continues not to see himself as one. He is happiest drifting into a writing day. And once a play goes into rehearsal, he is not stuck up about pr...
Tags: Art, People, Tom Stoppard, Lee, Stoppard, 10.04.20, Harold Pinter Mick Jagger Samuel Beckett, Margaret Kenneth Tynan Steven Spielberg

Lake Tahoe's Nevada side hit a 'Bonanza' with a record $38 million sale — take a look inside the massive waterfront property

Sierra Sotheby's International Realty A 24-acre Lake Tahoe property that was previously used as a backdrop in the popular TV series "Bonanza" just sold for $38 million. The sale makes it the highest-priced waterfront sale on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, according to The home on the property is 17,700 square feet and was built in 2004. It comes equipped with a private beach, horse stables, a home theater, and as many fireplaces as there are bedrooms. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Real Estate, TV, Design, Nbc, Entertainment, Life, Trends, Features, Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Luxury Real Estate, Bonanza, Pernell Roberts, Lorne Greene, Arts & Culture, Cartwrights

How Our Brains Handle The Unknown

Recent research suggests the brain circuitry for anxiety and fear, separate emotions long thought to activate different regions in the brain, overlap. – Axios
Tags: Art, Ideas, 10.03.20

When Is It Okay To Break The Rules?

The law doesn’t say: ‘Do not drive over the speed limit, unless you are heading to the hospital for an emergency and are a really good driver.’ It says: ‘Do not drive over the speed limit,’ period. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 10.01.20

A Pocket History Of All The Times Hollywood Has Died

In fact, morbidity is an old habit in Hollywood. The trick is to know what is really an existential threat—this one certainly seems real—and what is just another stage death in an industry that is forever deciding the show is finally over. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, 10.04.20

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