With The Walls Finally Stabilized, Reconstruction At Notre-Dame In Paris Can Begin In Earnest

Those solid, 850-year-old walls were damaged much more by the catastrophic 2019 fire than authorities realized at first. (They really could have collapsed.) Now that they’re stabilized, rebuilding can begin — and could possibly be finished in time for the 2024 Olympics. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Earnest, Paris, Notre Dame, Visual

Looping — Perhaps Hollywood’s Most Surprising, And Most Secretive, Profession

Loopers are the equivalent of extras: they’re voice actors who provide realistic background chatter for just about any setting or subject. And no, you can’t become one: says one insider, “No one gives up their spots. You have to kill someone to get in.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media

Supply Chain Problems Are Still Plaguing Publishing, And There Might Be Book Shortages For Christmas

“Supply chain problems have touched almost every aspect of book production, storage, and delivery, mostly as a result of Covid-related bottlenecks. Printer capacity issues plagued the publishing industry last year, too, though 2021 is expected to be worse.” – Yahoo! (Quartz)
Tags: Art, Words

The Unlikely Rise Of The UK’s New Culture Minister

Many in entertainment have been scathing of a politician who once claimed “left-wing snowflakes” were “killing comedy, tearing down historic statues, removing books from universities, dumbing down panto, removing Christ from Christmas and suppressing free speech”. – BBC
Tags: Art, UK, People, Christ

Employee Engagement as a Strategy for Community Engagement

Guest Postby Kathleen Riemenschneider Kathleen Riemenschneider For more than two decades I have managed and developed education and community engagement programs, but while earning my doctorate in leadership studies I learned about ‘employee engagement.’ I began to wonder if there was a relationship between community engagement and employee engagement. There are similarities: both are about increasing involvement in the decision-making process or at least giving a group more input into a...
Tags: Art, Kim, Meyer, Ajblogs, Gallup, Ohio State University, Santa Cruz California, Kumar, Xavier University, Doug Borwick, Riemenschneider, Kathleen Riemenschneider Kathleen Riemenschneider, Voss Cable, Voss 2000 Audience, Young Lee Rocco, Young Lee Rocco Shuck

Netflix Is About To Milk The Hell Out Of Roald Dahl’s Stories

“Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC) and will expand their existing deal to … create a universe across animated and live action films and TV, publishing, games, immersive experiences, live theater, consumer products and more.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Roald Dahl, Netflix, Roald Dahl Story Company RDSC

Free Artistic Expression In India Is Being Gradually Strangled

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party, “censorship (is) no longer about nudity, gore, or promiscuity. It (has) firmly set its sights on whether (a) narrative matched the right-wing Hindu nationalists’ narrative.” – Slate
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, Hindu, Issues, Bharatiya Janata Party

Ethiopian Popular Culture Is Making The Chinese Its Bogeymen

As investment from China flows into Ethiopia, social media and entertainment are voicing worries about inexpensive made-in-China versions of Ethiopian handicrafts, mocking Chinese eating habits, and stoking anger that the country’s donkeys are being stolen and shipped to China to make a traditional medicine. – Global Voices
Tags: Art, China, Ethiopia, Issues

Scientists Have Created The Whitest White Ever

Their original goal was to create a paint that would effectively reflect sunlight away from a building, which required producing an extremely white pigment. – Hyperallergic
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Sex toy design has a lot to teach big tech

Design, at its heart, should be about making things better. Whether aesthetically or experientially, the craft should operate as a seamless bridge between a product’s function and the person operating it. The thing is, I’m just not sure that’s the case any longer. Over the past few years, it seems that design has become less user focused, concentrating far more on keeping us addicted and hooked, rather than actually improving our lives. I wanted to find out if this was true, or if I’m spouting n...
Tags: Startups, Design, Ti Chang, Plugged

Assistant Professor, Dance (African Diaspora – TT)

Responsibilities The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration seeks a dance practitioner in African Diaspora dance with the skillset to drive UA Dance to new heights. Candidates should possess expertise in multiple African diasporic dance forms such as hip-hop, African-inspired jazz and / or tap, contemporary African dance, dances from any region / country in Africa, Afro-Caribbean, street jazz, or urban dance. This position requires the candidate to possess qual...
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The News Shared On Facebook Gets Smaller And Smaller

The percent that are about news — defined broadly, including sports and entertainment — is now somewhere less than 4%. It’s something of a niche interest for Facebook users. – NiemanLab
Tags: Art, Facebook, Media

Don’t Forget to Innovate the Customer Experience

Too often we speak about Innovation, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Employee Experience and Organizational Change as very distinct and separate things. But is this the right approach? Those of you who have read both my first book Stoking Your Innovation … Continue reading →
Tags: Design, Digital Transformation, Customer Experience, Change, Innovation, Employee Experience

Why Podcasts Are So Popular (As A Medium)

 New research finds that of all media, podcast content generates the greatest degree of consumer concentration. –
Tags: Art, Media

Charlotte Ballet – Artistic Director

Organization Established in 1970, Charlotte Ballet’s vision is to be the leading dance company in the Southeast region. Charlotte Ballet is renowned for its athletic dancers and versatile programming that ranges from full-length classical ballets to cutting-edge contemporary dance. The company presents five to six performance series in Charlotte from October through June and tours across the Southeast region and nationally. In recent years, Charlotte Ballet was invited to perform at the Amer...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, United States, Kennedy Center, North Carolina, East Coast, Academy, Patricia McBride, Wells Fargo, Operations, Southeast, Charlotte, Board of Trustees, Carolinas, Uptown

New designs for Chrome and Chrome OS, by Latino artists

As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we pay tribute to the generations of Latinos who have positively influenced and enriched society, arts, culture and science in the United States.As a proud Latina, I have seen first hand how our diversity is our strength. We use various terms to define ourselves (Hispanic, Latinx, Latino, Black, Mexican, Salvadoran, Puerto Rican, Brazilian, and more), yet we still can come together as one resilient community.This year Chrome partnered with Latino...
Tags: Chrome, Design, Mexico, United States, Chile, New York Times, Chromebooks, Oakland California, Brooklyn New York, Dallas Texas, MichoacAn, Limon, Monica Gonzalez, Arts & Culture, Liz Hernandez, National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sci-fi script and a cage-shaped mosque: Islamic art gets subversive

From subtle riffs on traditional script-based decoration to a late father’s letters to his lover, the artists vying for the Jameel prize generate deep emotion from meticulousnessWords have had outsize importance in Muslim culture since the beginning. The Qur’an, which literally means “recitation”, was of course revered as the word of God. But, crucially, images of human beings and animals were disapproved of because they could distract people from prayer; as a result, artists poured all their cr...
Tags: Art, Culture, Art and design, Awards and prizes, Museums, Exhibitions, V&a, Jameel

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