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Friday, May 4, 2018

What Makes A Great Translation? 10 Translators Weigh In by Artsjournal

It’s easy to say what a bad translation is. The ones that are accidentally jagged like the person wielding the scissors was drunk. The ones where someone has misunderstood the original, or…

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Happiness As A Medical Condition (Is This Really Desirable?) by Artsjournal

The absence of joy and pleasure—anhedonia—has, in its way, become a popular issue in the wake of the disease depression. A quarter of us are affected by it over the course of a lifetime,…

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New Thinking About The Context Of Classical Music by Artsjournal

Why does the classical music industry only look to its own professionals to solve its problems? I know musical enthusiasts whose opinions are no less informed or apposite than my own and wor…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

4000 Ancient Artifacts Smuggled Into US By Hobby Lobby Are Returned To Iraq, by Artsjournal

The event marked the end of to the international investigation of black-market antiquities and the evangelical Green family, the owners of Hobby Lobby and collectors of biblical material who…

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The Dangers Of Absolutist Thinking by Artsjournal

In our research – and in clinical psychology more broadly – absolutist thinking is viewed as an unhealthy thinking style that disrupts emotion-regulation and hinders people from achiev…

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Appreciating Poetry Requires Acts Of Archaeology by Artsjournal

The critic must reconcile history and poetry. A poem is a product of its time just as much—if the poem’s any good—as a triumph over its time. Many poems are so familiar we have forgott…

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Would You Ever Want To Be Able To Tap Into Someone Else's Memories? by Artsjournal

At some point in the future, could an A.I. company manufacture something akin to a neural bridge, allowing ordinary people to occasionally share their experiences? Maybe. Elon Musk recently …

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Enough With The Standing Ovations! by Artsjournal

Call me old-fashioned, but I believe a standing ovation should be a precious thing saved only for that rare occasion where something is so extraordinary and superlative that you can’t help…

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Sotheby's High Tech Forgery Detector by Artsjournal

If Sotheby’s were a hospital, his department would be “the E.R. or a clinic.” One analysis is like an M.R.I., and another is like a CT scan. He described analyses as “noninvasive.”…

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Some Of The World's Best Art Has Been Destroyed (Here's Why It's Is Important) by Artsjournal

Noah Charney’s premise is fairly uncontroversial: He argues that our understanding of art history is skewed by survivorship bias and that to understand the art we still have, it’s criti…

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How YouTube Has Become The New Pirate Radio by Artsjournal

The channels occupy a precarious space between YouTube’s algorithm and its copyright policing, drawing comparisons to the unlicensed pirate radio stations of the 20th century, recreated…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Is Information Our New God? by Artsjournal

Information technology and its effect on the way we think and feel is a crucial issue in our time. In his 1979 book The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge, Lyotard wrote, “It is c…

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We Need A New Model For Our Social Media by Artsjournal

Ultimately, to challenge Facebook, Google, and the many unknown players of the data economy, we must devise new business models and structural incentives that aren’t rooted in manipulation…

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How Max Hollein Got To The Met Museum by Artsjournal

The museum advertised for a successor with “a highly developed EQ”, and Hollein seems to fit the bill. In San Francisco, as in Frankfurt, he is credited with energising curators, pushing…

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"Avengers" Has Crossed Over To Being REALLY Expensive TV by Artsjournal

Viewed in a vacuum, Infinity War is meaningless. As a standalone film, it’s a mess. Characters pop up for one scene and then vanish again completely. Nobody has any meaningful screen time.…

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Will MoviePass Disrupt Movie Theatres Out Of Existence? by Artsjournal

MoviePass has taken the sector by storm, attracting nearly 2 million new subscribers over the past year. But as its executives claim to be sending droves of new customers to theaters, MovieP…

Linked From Washington Post at 03:18PM

John Von Rhein Steps Down As Chicago Tribune Music Critic by Artsjournal

"On a personal note, I would like to announce my upcoming retirement as classical music critic of the Chicago Tribune. When I step down July 1, I will have held this position at the paper fo…

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Take Creative Expertise to the Next Level with Classes in Finance, Marketing + Leadership by Artsjournal

Northwestern University’s MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program develops leaders in business, innovation, and entrepreneurship across Entertainment, Media and the Arts. Earn yo…

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Jaron Lanier: We've Created Tech That Has Disrupted Our Own Best Intentions by Artsjournal

"We’ve created a scammy society where we concentrate wealth in ways that are petty and not helpful, and we’ve given them a world of far fewer options than we had. There’s nothing I wan…

Linked From New York Magazine at 02:12PM

Corporate Boss Caught On TV Video Singing "We're In The Money" Undermines His Interview by Artsjournal

Intoning lines from a piece called “The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re in the Money)” was probably not the best way to assuage concerns that shareholders might be making hay on the back o…

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Marilyn Horne At 84 by Artsjournal

Horne carries her 84 years the way others carry 60. Her mind is sharp, likewise her memory, and her speaking voice retains its unmistakable metal. Dwelling on the past is not her style. "I d…

Linked From www.beyondcriticism.com at 12:04PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hundreds Of YouTube Channels Discovered Promoting Academic Cheating by Artsjournal

Popular YouTubers, some as young as 12, are being paid to personally endorse the service. In some of the videos YouTubers say if you cannot be bothered to do the work, EduBirdie has a "super…

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An Ambitious (And Revolutionary) Plan To Reconceive Paris by Artsjournal

The new Guide for Grand Parisians “is a guide to the present and the future,” says Rémi Babinet, the president both of BETC and of the Endowment for Art and Culture of the Grand Paris E…

Linked From The New York Review of Books at 05:36PM

Why Did Famed Gibson Guitars Go Bankrupt? by Artsjournal

Faced with the prospect of paying off $500 million in debt—while tech giants like Apple, Google, and Amazon enter the speaker market—Gibson was forced to file for Chapter 11. Luckily, th…

Linked From www.fastcompany.com at 05:36PM

Are Comic Book Heroes Killing The Movies? by Artsjournal

I don’t want to sound like an old stodgy codger (even though I am an old stodgy codger) but it seems to me that this lack of narrative finality really hampers the genre. Like video games t…

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The Great Shame: How Universities Exploit Academics For Their Labor by Artsjournal

"Volunteer adjuncts" — it is a term so absurdly reprehensible it sounds like the stuff of parody. Despite what graduate students may gain over the course of their studies, they owe nothing…

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14 Jazz Musicians Release a Code Of Conduct For The Performing Arts by Artsjournal

In early 2018, We Have Voice began painstakingly crafting the Code of Conduct via meetings, email and Google Hangout sessions, with members collaborating from the far-flung locations where t…

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART by Artsjournal

The Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond, Virginia, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. 

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Next Gen Digital Archaeology: Google Reveals Detailed Models Of Important Heritage Sites by Artsjournal

Its latest online collection, “Open Heritage,” features digitized, 3D models of over 25 locations from around the world, from the ancient Mayan metropolis of Chichen Itza in Mexico to th…

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This Year's Tony Nominations by Artsjournal

Thirty Broadway productions were eligible for prizes, the smallest number in more than a decade. This year’s Tony Awards will take place on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall and will be bro…

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Canadian Tax Agency Reclassifies Artists As Hobbyists, Disallowing Deductions by Artsjournal

"It is the determination of this audit that the taxpayer operates as a personal endeavour (a hobby), not a business," Canadian Revenue Agency said in its Jan. 26, 2018, reassessment letter t…

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