AI-Created Art – A Dystopic Future?

“The glorious trajectory of Western European art, after sputtering to a pause with Pollock and Koons, would succumb entirely as does the world in “The Hollow Men,” “not with a bang, but with a whimper”—only the soft whirring of the computer hard drive will be audible.” – New Criterion
Tags: Art, Visual, Koons, Pollock, 12.20

Wacom's New Stylus Will Let You Create 3D Drawings in Virtual Reality

One of the more practical uses for virtual reality is product design, allowing engineers and artists to create, refine, and perfect something in 3D instead of spending the money to iterate real-life prototypes. Wacom, a company synonymous with art and design, has created a new version of its stylus that offers…Read more...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Science, Design, Tech, Virtual Reality, Stylus, Wacom, Consumer Tech

Against The Obscuring Orthodoxies

“Recently, I attended a panel at a dance studies conference. The buzzwords were so thick, and the presenter breezily buzzed through them at such a rapid pace, that I could not follow her argument. A second panelist presented her ethnographic study of a conservative popular-culture venue with such humor at her subjects’ expense—and commanded such regular laughter from the audience—that it was clear she counted on the near-complete homogeneity of the crowd. Had the sponsoring organization so succ...
Tags: Art, Massachusetts, Dance, 12.03.20

Pulling Apart A Critique Of Meritocracy

Some of the meritorious leaders out there were trade unionists, some Harvard professors. So what? And what’s the alternative? Rule by the meretricious, the stupid and the malevolent? – Literary Review
Tags: Art, Harvard, Ideas, 12.20

Could Museums (And Other Cultural Institutions) Better Use Their Investments For The Greater Good?

Through “negative screening,” institutions can exclude companies for potential investment that are not aligned with an institution’s values or show deficiencies in their environmental, social, and governance practices. Instead, the report suggests, they could opt to invest in businesses like ethical fashion or sustainable food, or even real estate projects that are affordable and target the creative economy, like artist studios. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, 12.03.20

Picking up threads from the cutting room floor

Lesiba Mabitsela’s multidisciplinary project interrogates the influence of modernity through examining the intersections between fashion and architecture The post appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Fashion, Video, Music, Maps, Architecture, Cape Town, Friday, Oral History, Polaroid, Patterns, Salt River, Blueprints, Polaroids, Modernity, District Six

The Hidden Radio Stations All Over The FM Dial

“Subcarriers are, essentially, hangers on, areas of frequency that weren’t being used for the primary signal, but could find secondary uses in more specialized contexts.” Some FM subcarriers were used to provide a second channel for stereo, but “with secondary signals that may not be directly accessible at all by the primary receiver, completely unrelated, niche services were offered.” Those services have ranged from the original Muzak to specialized radio for doctors’ offices to services that ...
Tags: Art, Media, Microsoft, 12.01.20

UK Redefines The “Treasure Act” To Protect Found Artifacts

They are intended to ensure significant artefacts are not lost to the public and will instead be able to go on display in museums. The move follows the growth in popularity of metal detecting. – BBC
Tags: Art, UK, Visual, 12.03.20

Grandmillenial? Japandi? 7 home design trends to usher in 2021

From bold wallpapers to colorful kitchens and international-inspired style, designers share their favorite home design trends for 2021.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Interior Design, Hgtv, Forbes, Home Design, Kitchen Design, Select, Home Design Trends, Japandi, Veranda Magazine, 2021 Color Of The Year, Cottagecore, Grandmillennial Style, Home Design Trends 2021

How Do They Reconstruct The Smell Of A Particular Time And Place?

That’s not an idle question, what with the Rijksmuseum running a project called “In Search of Lost Scents” that offers the odors of places from Amsterdam’s 17th-century stock exchange to the Battle of Waterloo to the Dutch locker room after a 1988 soccer championship, plus an endeavor called Odeuropa that aims to archive aromas from throughout European history. Here’s a look at just what some of those odors would be and how specialists reconstitute them. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Amsterdam, Issues, Waterloo, 12.04.20

Warner CEO Explains Why The Studio Blew Up The Movie Streaming Window

Hollywood thrives on hyperbole. But it would have been right to describe this move as unimaginable less than a year ago. While some moviegoers and studios have wanted for a long time to make it easier to see movies at home, the movie theater industry has hated that idea and has been able to prevent it from happening. – Vox
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Warner, 12.04.20

Building, Gradually, The National Ballet Of India

With the country having at least half a dozen thriving classical dance forms of its own, European-style ballet never caught on in a big way in India. Yet Yana Lewis, a veteran ballerina and teacher from England who settled in India in 1998, founded and runs the Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet in Bangalore, where she’s training dancers and, crucially, dance instructors who can understand and respect Indian social mores in a way that most foreign ballet masters don’t. – The New Indian Expres...
Tags: Art, England, India, Dance, Bangalore, 11.28.20, Yana Lewis, Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet

The Guardian view on Amazonian cave art: a story about the environment, too | Editorial

Astonishing rock paintings discovered in Colombia hold a lesson for today’s rainforestIn the past week, remarkable images of ancient cave art have hit the headlines: rock paintings made in South America around 12,000 years ago. The art, created on rock faces in the Serranía de la Lindosa, on the northern edge of the Colombian Amazon, is a riot of ochre-coloured geometrical pattern, handprints, and images of animals and humans. Until recent excavations, the works of art had been unknown to the in...
Tags: Amazon, Art, UK, Environment, Americas, World news, History, Colombia, Art and design, Anthropology, Amazon Rainforest, Archaeology, Indigenous Peoples, South America, Bering Strait

What Purpose Do Book Fairs Serve In Today’s Market?

Aching feet. Poor access to caffeine. But much more important, what business needs does a publishing trade show serve in the 21st century? – LitHub
Tags: Art, Uncategorized

Another Year Of Declines For UK Libraries

Annual figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa) show that the number of books borrowed from libraries in the year to March 2020 – before the pandemic closed branches – fell by almost 9m year on year, to 166m. Public funding also fell by almost £20m, to £725m. In 2010, it had topped £1bn. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, UK Libraries, 12.02.20

January Deadline for the Royal Academy of Arts’ Executive Master in Cultural Leadership

The Royal Academy of Arts’ Executive Master in Cultural Leadership is designed for professionals from any industry and provides a 360 degree view of the arts and culture sectors. Developed jointly by the RA and Maastricht University, the unique programme allows participants to meet and learn from leading cultural professionals, academics and world-class practitioners.Accepting applications for 2021 intake until 15 January 2021.Find out[email protected] ...
Tags: Art, Education, Maastricht University, Royal Academy of Arts ' Executive Master

Louis Andriessen Has Dementia And Has Written His Last Music

The 81-year-old composer suffered a fall last year; this past January, his condition having worsened, he was diagnosed with a combination of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia and has moved into a long-term care facility. That means that May, a cantata written for Cappella Amsterdam and the Orchestra of the 18th Century that has its world premiere on Saturday (Dec. 5) at the Concertgebouw, is almost certainly his final work. Journalist Guido van Oorschot interviews Andriessen’s wife and ...
Tags: Art, Music, Louis Andriessen, Andriessen, 12.03.20, Cappella Amsterdam, Guido van Oorschot

The Great Library That Was Completely Destroyed Twice In 26 Years

By the early 20th century, the Catholic University of Leuven/Louvain in Belgium had one of Europe’s great libraries, with 300,000 volumes in total, including rare manuscripts from medieval Europe and the Near East as well as early printed volumes. What’s more, it was open to the general public. Then, in 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm’s army marched through and burned the place down, an action which drew worldwide condemnation. An international effort after World War I rebuilt the collection — and then, i...
Tags: Art, Europe, Belgium, Words, Hitler, Near East, Kaiser Wilhelm, Richard Ovenden, 12.02.20, Catholic University of Leuven Louvain, Bodleian Libraries at Oxford

Alison Lurie, Pulitzer-Winning Comic Novelist, Dead At 94

“In addition to writing 11 works of fiction, Ms. Lurie was an essayist and a scholar of children’s literature who taught at Cornell University for years. But she was best known for her comedies of manners — many of them set at the fictional Corinth University — about well-educated women who have plunged into a marriage or career that fails, sometimes woefully, to live up to expectations.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Cornell University, Lurie, Alison Lurie, Corinth University, 12.03.20

Why The NY Times Didn’t Include Meryl Streep On Its ’25 Greatest Actors Of The 21st Century’ List

“Late last month, after the list published online, [Manohla] Dargis and [A.O.] Scott discussed notable disagreements, that Meryl Streep exclusion” (had it been a list of 20th-century actors, she’d have been there) “and the importance of representing performances from around the globe.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Meryl Streep, Ny Times, Scott, 12.04.20, Manohla -RSB- Dargis

Apple Patent Suggests It's Borrowing Some Vantablack Tricks for Black MacBooks

Before it started making all of its laptops out of aluminum, Apple offered MacBooks with a matte black finish that, so far, has been challenging to reproduce on its all metal computers. But a new patent suggests Apple has come up with a way to give its latest MacBooks a matte black finish using a clever technique that…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Design, Patents, Uspto, Vantablack, Vantablack Tricks for Black MacBooks

Belmont Frames Buy 1 get 2 FREE at Michael’s!

  Looking to frame some of those free prints from Walgreen’s and CVS? Or you’ve been meaning to frame some of your child’s artwork? These would be great to start a gallery wall! Well, at Michael’s , Belmont frames are Buy 1 get 2 Free! Prices start at $11.99, so get 3 frames for $11.99!... Read More
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Shop the Cricut 12 Days Sale | Today’s Cricut Bundle #2 $19.99 (Reg. $40.46)

  If you love Cricut, don’t miss this sale! Things are selling out! Shop the Cricut 12 Days Sale | Today’s Cricut Bundle #2 $19.99 (Reg. $40.46) You can still pick up Bundle 1 too! Includes: (4) Different rolls of materials included Colors and patterns themed around the color green Premium Vinyl™ Permanent, Forest Green... Read More
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They’re Trying A New COVID Tactic At Australia’s Largest Arts Festival

“The Adelaide Festival has launched its 2021 program after a nightmare year that has seen more than 200 international artists scratched from its form sheet – and the program announcement itself pushed back after South Australia went into immediate lockdown a day before it was due. … But a number of international acts will now be livestreaming their performances into Her Majesty’s Theatre from their home bases in Europe and the US.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Europe, Australia, US, South Australia, Issues, 12.03.20

BBC To Broadcast Series Of Plays Recorded In Theatres

“Lights Up, the latest phase of the broadcaster’s Culture In Quarantine initiative, will feature a combination of premieres and older plays recorded for the first time. … The initiative begins in February 2021 and seeks to ‘light up’ stages and studios across the UK as productions are recorded in spaces that have remained largely empty during the pandemic.” – Yahoo! (Press Association UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, Bbc, Yahoo Press Association, 12.03.20

Tate Galleries To Cut Another 12% Of Workforce

“For the second time this year, the Tate is cutting jobs — 120 of them, or about 12 percent of the institution’s overall workforce. The staffing reduction comes as the museum faces an expected loss of £56 million ($75.3 million) in self-generated income due to closures for almost half of 2020.” Earlier this year, 295 staffers were made redundant across the Tate’s four branches in London, Liverpool, and Cornwall. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Tate, London Liverpool, 12.03.20

Altar To Ancient Greek God Found Embedded In Wall Of Byzantine Church

“Researchers excavating a Byzantine church in northern Israel have uncovered a second- or third-century altar to Greek pastoral god Pan. Incorporated into a church wall, the basalt pillar sheds light on the intertwined nature of early Christianity and pagan beliefs.” – Smithsonian Magazine
Tags: Art, Israel, Visual, 12.03.20

Watch “Jackson Pollock 51,” a Historic Short Film That Captures Pollock Creating Abstract Expressionist Art on a Sheet of Glass Jackson Pollock was described as an “action painter,” a label that surely wouldn’t have stuck if the public never had the chance to see him in action. In that sense, only the era of photography could have produced an artist like him: not just because that technology pushed painting toward abstraction, but because it could disseminate images of the artist himself far and wide. One photographer did more for this cause than any other: the German-b...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Film, College, New York Times, Cia, Seoul, Boxer, Jackson Pollock, Moma, Facebook Twitter, Pollock, Colin Marshall, Clement Greenberg, Hans Namuth

Lincoln Center in search for next Artistic Director

We seek a new Artistic Director at a time when our indoor venues are closed but our mission is very much alive: to bring the best of the arts to the many; to foster innovation and encourage experimentation; and to find new ways to connect with our community and an ever diversifying public while we cultivate global exchange in the performing arts. Position: Artistic DirectorDepartment: Programming Role Overview Lincoln Center is a leader among the world’s most admired and celebrated cul...
Tags: Art, New York, Jobs, New York City, Lincoln Center, Catherine French Group, DEI Diversity Equity Inclusion, Lincoln Center Make, Catherine French

SOTD 4.12.2020

Perfume PosseSOTD 4.12.2020 A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseSOTD 4.12.2020
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