Boorstin—The Four Criteria for Pseudo-Events

Daniel Boorstin The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961) pp. 11-12—the four criteria for pseudo-events (1) It is not spontaneous, but comes about because someone has planned, planted, or incited it... (2) It is planted primarily (not always exclusively) for the immediate purpose of being reported or reproduced... (3) Its relation to the underlying reality of the situation is ambiguous... (4) Usually it is intended to be a self-fulfilling prophecy... [My notes say:] Does Hopscotch it...
Tags: Art, America, Jazz, Self-promotion, Daniel Boorstin, Stefan Kac, Boorstin, Pseudo-events, Boorstin (daniel

Marin Alsop – A Career Of Firsts

Alsop satisfies exactly none of these stubborn criteria for conducting an orchestra, which is perhaps why her career has been an exercise in exhausting the potential of the word “pioneer.” Owing to her severe allergy to “can’t” and “don’t,” Alsop’s achievements are many and, more often than not, warrant some celebratory disclaimer to the tune of “first woman to [fill in the blank].” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Music, Marin Alsop, Alsop, 05.23.21

Colleges Aren’t Turning Out The Kinds Of Students America Needs

“The U.S. education system is not held accountable for ensuring that students are properly equipped with the skills and capabilities to prepare for a career where they can obtain financial stability. Additionally, employers continue to rely on a traditional four-year degree requirement as a primary means of determining job candidate employability. The disconnect here is obvious, and the result is nearly 15 million un- or under-employed individuals.” – Harvard Business Review
Tags: Art, Issues, 05.19.21

Coming: A Clash Over Where We Work?

A poll by the Best Practice Institute and reported in Newsweek found that some 83 percent of CEOs want employees back full-time, while only 10 percent of workers want back in. A seismic standoff is building. “There is a belief in our culture that we’ve proven that most jobs can be done virtually. But that’s not the belief within the leadership of organizations, so we’re headed for a real clash.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Ideas, Newsweek, Best Practice Institute, 05.23.21

What Happens To Literary Culture When Book Reviews Go Away

“The ubiquity of social media is often offered up as a solution to the paucity of mainstream book criticism. While it is no longer possible to earn a living as a working critic, the internet has provided us with arguably more amateur criticism than at any other point in history, from BookTube to Bookstagram to Twitter Books. But the vast majority of this coverage goes unrecognized by a large swath of the reading public, with individual commentators usually maintaining small, fragmented audience...
Tags: Art, Words, Bookstagram, Booktube, 05.21.21

Finding The Balance Between Dance Body And Mind

Dancers can spend their whole careers seeking out a rich mind–body connection. Achieving that sense of integration can be incredibly satisfying, leading to better physical and mental health, and a more holistic performance quality. But what happens when that connection goes too far, leading to anxiety or obsession instead of artistic fulfillment? – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, 05.13.21

Study: Correcting Misinformation On Twitter Results In Worse Misinformation

The researchers targeted 2,000 Twitter users from a range of political persuasions who had tweeted 11 overtly false news articles. After an extremely polite correction in the thread, which included a link to factually accurate information, the tweeters’ accuracy declined further—and even more so when they were corrected by someone matching their political leanings. This indicates that partisanship is not driving the tweeters’ responses. – Fast Company
Tags: Art, Media, 04.22.21

The Musical That Changed Broadway 100 Years Ago

Not only did Shuffle Along bring jazz to Broadway, it was the first African American show to be a smash hit. Its composer Eubie Blake recalled on WNYC in 1973: “When we put Shuffle Along on, on Broadway, we put negroes back to work again.” But he added that some members of the Black community had problems with it. – NPR
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, WNYC, Eubie Blake, 05.23.21

When Artists Marry Other Artists

Artists partnered with other artists — coupled, married or otherwise entangled — is as old as art itself. Did two artists, in their attraction to one another, create something that they might otherwise have not? There is a particular kind of glory and fame to be earned from such unions. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People

COVID Protocols In Place, Canada’s Movie, TV Production Is Busier Than Ever

Canada’s film industry has managed to continue through the pandemic, in many cases as busy — or more — than before global industry shutdowns. In emails to CBC News, film boards across the country reported healthy industries. – CBC
Tags: Art, Media, Canada, CBC News, Place Canada, 05.21.21

Oxford’s Rhodes statue and the bogus argument against its fall | Letters

Martin Platt says history not censored by the removal of monuments, while Richard Pantlin of the Oxford Zimbabwe Arts Partnership expresses his disappointment over Oriel College’s decisionHere we go again – the bogus argument that removing statues is “censoring history”, as parroted by Gavin Williamson and some bloke at the Policy Exchange thinktank (Oxford college criticised for refusal to remove Cecil Rhodes statue, 20 May). Let us remind ourselves why statues and monuments are erected – to ce...
Tags: Art, Politics, Education, Africa, Race, Conservatives, UK News, History, Oxford, Slavery, University of Oxford, Rhodes, Oriel College, Cecil Rhodes, Martin, Martin Platt

Colleges Give Record Average 59 Percent Discount On Tuition This Year

The average discount rate for first-time undergraduates reached 53.9 percent — an all-time high — during the 2020-21 academic year, according to NACUBO’s preliminary estimates released Wednesday. In other words, for every $100 in tuition colleges appear to charge on paper, they do not collect $53.90 from first-time undergraduate students. – Inside Higher Ed
Tags: Art, Issues, 05.21.21, NACUBO

Media Companies Are Consolidating Again. Sound Familiar?

For decades before the internet, TV was dominated by the Big Three: CBS, ABC, and NBC. Movies were probably brought to you by Paramount, Warner Bros., MGM, or one of a handful of others. Now all of those assets, after being scooped up and realigned by bigger companies or telecoms, have come out in a new form, one that focuses more on where content will ultimately wind up when it hits streaming rather than where it debuts. – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, CBS ABC, 05.21.21, NBC Movies, Paramount Warner Bros MGM

How The Crowd Amplifies And Defines Art

Until last year, the crowd was the trademark of the city. All through the day and night, people shoaled together, hurrying through streets, dawdling in parks, jostling at protests, concerts and football matches, like so many bees in a hive. Pre-pandemic, any film that wanted to kindle an atmosphere of eeriness needed only to show one of the world’s great cities empty of people to instantly convey disaster. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.21.21

How James Bond Complicates Amazon’s $9 Billion Bid To Buy MGM

Other companies have kicked the tires on MGM at various points during a stop-and-start sales process that has been dragging on for months. Industry insiders say that the true value of the studio is more in the $5 billion to $6 billion range along with the assumption of some debt. Even then, they are skeptical that MGM’s prize asset, its stake in the 007 franchise, can be properly monetized. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, MGM, 05.21.21, James Bond Complicates Amazon

Was the fiddler framed? How Nero may have been a good guy after all

He was a demonic emperor who stabbed citizens at random and let Rome burn. Or was he? We go behind the scenes at a new show exploding myths about the ancient world’s favourite baddieNero comes with a lurid reputation. “The main thing we know about him is his infamy,” says Thorsten Opper, curator of the first British exhibition devoted to the Roman emperor. “The glutton, the profligate, the matricide, the megalomaniac.” Also, the pyromaniac: famously, Nero “fiddled while Rome burned”, or at least...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Film, Fiction, History, Bbc, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Classical Music, Exhibitions, Opera, British Museum, Roman Britain

$1.99 Art Set, Sidewalk Chalk, Pencil Pack & More at Michael’s

Hurry, there is a a great Michael’s deal to celebrate success! Get 20% Off Regular Priced items 20MADEBYYOU + 50% Back in Rewards on Canvas, Artist Paint, Paper Pads, Art Supplies at Michael’s PLUS Get $5 back in Rewards if you Spend $25 Get for $1.99 Art Set, Sidewalk Chalk, Pencil Pack & More After Rewards at... Read More
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Michael, Online Deals, Michael's, Michaels Coupons

Why Conservatives Are Afraid Of The 1619 Project

For the past five years, conservatives have been howling about the alleged censoriousness of the American left, in particular on college campuses. But the denial of tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones shows that the real conflict is over how American society understands its present inequalities. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Ideas, Nikole Hannah Jones, 05.21.21

What’s The Thinking Between The UK’s Proposed Cuts In Arts Education?

The government’s recent proposal to cut funding for arts higher education by 50%, covering music, dance, drama and performing arts, art and design, media studies, and archaeology, appears somewhat contradictory. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, 05.18.21

Are Christie’s Warhol NFTs Fake?

Christie’s is collaborating with the Andy Warhol Foundation to stage an NFT sale comprising little-known digital art works from the Pop master’s archive. After the house announced the sale on Wednesday, some experts objected to it, claiming that the works being auctioned were essentially copies. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Visual, Christie, NFT, Andy Warhol Foundation, 05.21.21

Climate Change Is Erasing The World’s Oldest Art

Flowing water deposits minerals in the void spaces beneath the mineralized outer crust, and some of those minerals crystallize into mineral salts. As those crystals form, grow, and shrink, they push against the outer layer of mineralized limestone. Eventually, the rocky canvas where people first drew images of their world 40,000 years ago falls apart in hand-sized flakes. – Wired
Tags: Art, World, Visual, 05.23.21

Aisles, stalls or near the loos: what are the best seats in the house?

Do you want your sightlines unobstructed by big hair, or is avoiding the eyeline of savage comics your priority? Here’s the perfect spot to enjoy the show In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know the answer to – and settle itAt a time when we are all watching live performances from home, this might seem like a question from another world. There’s no argument: the best seat in the house is the long arm of your amply stuffed corn...
Tags: Theatre, Culture, Stage

Indie Producers Form First New Hollywood Union In Decades

More than 100 indie feature filmmakers have unanimously ratified its constitution, and more than 300 have signed letters of intent to join. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, 05.20.21, New Hollywood Union

San Francisco’s Guaranteed Income For Artists Program Gets A Financial Boost From Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey

StartSmall’s gift will extend the pilot, administered by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in partnership with Mayor London Breed, in two ways. The first 130 artists will receive $1,000 monthly payments for another full year, for a total of 18 months. It will also fund a second round in which of 50 more artists will receive 18 monthly payment. – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, London, San Francisco, Jack Dorsey, Issues, 05.21.21, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

A Theory Of Our Identities As Our Networked Selves

Some philosophers have pushed against such reductive approaches and argued for a framework that recognises the complexity and multidimensionality of persons. The network self view emerges from this trend. It began in the later 20th century and has continued in the 21st, when philosophers started to move toward a broader understanding of selves. Some philosophers propose narrative and anthropological views of selves. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.18.21

Room Decor Under $50: The Trendiest Pieces to Transform Your Room

Let's face it; we could all use a little decor refresh.
Tags: Shopping, College, Bedroom, Interior Design, Dorm, Shopping Guide, Room Decor, Dorm Room Shopping, Dorm Room Design

AI Will Win, Of Course. The Question Is How Humans Will Adapt

“There is going to be massive disruption. The technology is developing very rapidly, possibly exponentially. But people are linear. When linear people are faced with exponential change, they’re not going to be able to adapt to that very easily. So clearly, something is coming… And clearly AI is going to win [against human intelligence]. It’s not even close. How people are going to adjust to this is a fascinating problem – but one for my children and grandchildren, not me.” – The Observer
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.16.21

‘I tend to do the opposite of what people like’: unstoppable film-maker Ayo Akingbade

As a young black woman in a white-dominated industry, the film-maker has faced huge obstacles. But her enigmatic, uplifting works about housing estates and gentrification are now winning awards worldwide“I was ready to shake up the world,” says Ayo Akingbade, remembering the day she graduated from film school. But she soon encountered obstacles. “People think you don’t have a voice,” she says, “because you don’t have the money, the name, or whatever.”Akingbade is sitting in her London studio sur...
Tags: Art, London, Film, Housing, Race, Communities, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Whitechapel Gallery, Tina Turner, Documentary films, Ayo Akingbade, Sade Naomi Campbell

Modern Dream House Designs Layouts by marte.marte Architekten

These decorative dream house design layouts by marte.marte Architekten were try to bring new inspirational performance of a living space. We will see the decorative look start from the exterior decoration until the interior layouts of this house. From the outdoor we will see the green decoration from the free garden space. When we were come in to this house we will see the open plan house decor plans that use the over view concept. The decoration of the combination between glass material and the...
Tags: Books, Living Room, Dining Room, Interior Design, Home Design, Living Space, Interior Decor, House Design, Garden Space, Interior Layouts, Decorating Ideas, Design Layouts, Exterior Decoration, Simple Dream

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