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Friday, February 15, 2019

A Project To Democratize The Publishing Of Art Books by Artsjournal

Artist Publisher, a new online forum launched by the Chicago-based printing collective Temporary Services, aims to encourage online discussion of art books and to democratize knowledge of a …

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When Science Became Stories (Surprise – It Got Popular) by Artsjournal

“That professionalization process had the effect of setting up boundaries between ‘scientists’ and anyone else who might be interested in science, so it led to the exclusion of a whole…

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The Curious Story About The Musician Who Faked His Live Performances? by Artsjournal

The Composer’s music moves people, and he is not characterized in the book as necessarily a bad person; he meets with every fan who stays after the concert to chat with him, and he knows h…

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Canada’s National Gallery Gets A New Director by Artsjournal

Alexandra Suda comes to the position from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), where she is currently the curator of European art and the R. Fraser Elliott chair of prints and drawing. – …

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Chicago Opera Theatre’s New Director: Chicago To Lead New Opera Revolution by Artsjournal

Ashley Magnus: “Right now, we’re in a golden era of American opera. Significantly more operas have been written in the US between 1997 and the present than in the 100 years prior…

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Were The Arts Impacted By The American Government Shutdown? by Artsjournal

Bob Lynch tries To Add it up: “A specific example of the chilling effect of the shutdown’s impact on arts organizations and local businesses comes again from the Smithsonian, which r…

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Amazon Pulls Out Of Plans For Queens – When Company Culture Doesn’t Need Local Grief by Artsjournal

Amazon had a deal and could have simply gone ahead. But the company had no allegiance to Queens and no need to be where it wasn’t wanted. “Amazon’s retreat from Queens show…

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Arts Philanthropy Is Losing Out by Artsjournal

Unfortunately, big-ticket philanthropy is in the middle of a protracted sea change that is already having a direct effect on the arts. Thirteen years ago, the Journal reported that younger n…

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Study Suggests That Small Teams Of Scientists Are More Innovative Than Large Ones by Artsjournal

In the largest analysis of the issue thus far, investigators have found that the smaller the research team working on a problem, the more likely it was to generate innovative solutions. Larg…

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Did Dan Mallory Also Plagiarize His Best-Selling Novel? (Along With His Other Problems) by Artsjournal

The parallels are numerous, and detailed. Both novels feature anxiety-ridden, middle-aged female narrators who are afraid to leave their homes, and they witness something suspicious while sp…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Why We Dance: Six Seattle Dancers Explain by Artsjournal

Staying in love with dance takes grit. Choosing to pursue a lifelong relationship with dance involves the risk of physical injury, financial instability and the ups and downs inherent in a …

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2019 Ford Musician Awards by Artsjournal

Celebrating Orchestra Musicians' Inspiring Community Work - The League of American Orchestras is now accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Musician Awards!

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Dean, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts by Artsjournal

Webster University seeks a talented and creative leader in the arts to serve as the dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts.

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We Need A Different Way Of Thinking About Digital Art by Artsjournal

The art market is tied to the system of uniqueness. It is still hard to sell digital files on sticks. But uniqueness contradicts with the nature of digital work, as digital files are identic…

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Leonard Pitts: On Writing About Race In America by Artsjournal

“A simple thought experiment illustrates the point. If asked to define black literature, you would likely—and promptly—invoke Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morri…

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Falling Into The Rabbit Hole Of The Internet (Never To Be Seen Again) by Artsjournal

Previously these communities were imposed on us, along with their mental weather. Now we chose them – or believed we did. A person might join a site to look at pictures of her nephew and f…

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The Viral Influencer Market – How Organizing Attention Works by Artsjournal

Sociologists Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport have studied the ways that protest tactics and schemes have spread out of political culture and into other spaces, especially entertainment. Th…

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Fox News Rejects Ad For Oscar-Nominated Anti-Nazi Documentary, Calling It “Inappropriate” by Artsjournal

The documentary focuses on a 1939 pro-Nazi rally in New York and warns that fascism could happen here. The movie – A Night At The Garden – is competing in the documentary categor…

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Blow My Mind: How The Brain Constructs Timelines Of Memories by Artsjournal

For us, time is a sequence of events, a measure of gradually changing content. That explains why we remember recent events better than ones from long ago, and why when a certain memory comes…

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Star Singer/Songwriter Ryan Adams Accused Of Manipulation, Abuse by Artsjournal

Adams has seven Grammys and 16 albums, and was seen as a champion of women artists’ careers. But some now say that Adams’s rock-star patronage masked a darker reality. In interviews,…

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Steven Soderbergh On How The Movies Have (Are) Changing by Artsjournal

“What I don’t understand is why everyone in this business thinks there is one template that is gonna be the unified field theory of “windowing” [or how long a movie screens in th…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In The Get-A-Life Department: Instagram Users Lose Followers And Freak Out by Artsjournal

So what happened? Instagram has now tweeted that the follower loss was not the result of a fake user account culling, but instead due to a glitch they are still looking in to.  – Fast…

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After 112 Years, The Oregon College Of Arts And Crafts Is To Close And Be Sold. But Why? by Artsjournal

Every great city has a vibrant arts and craft culture, and schools and colleges are a critical. In Portland, our art and craft worlds have suffered an ongoing erosion. Go to a public school …

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Movie Industry Weighs In On Oscars’ Decision To X Televising Cinematography Awards by Artsjournal

Russell Crowe, not nominated for anything this year, chimed. “The Academy is removing cinematography, editing and make up from the televised show? This is just such a fundamentally stupid …

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Russia Is Cutting Itself Off From The Rest Of The Internet (Temporarily). But Is This Prelude To Something Bigger? by Artsjournal

Ostensibly the goal of the legislation is to protect the Russian internet from the US, which has an offensive cybersecurity strategy and lists Russia as one of the major sources of hacking a…

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Human Debate Champion Finally Beats IBM’s Artificial Intelligence Machine by Artsjournal

A human has finally notched up a win against our future robot overlords. Champion debater Harish Natarajan triumphed in a live showdown against IBM’s Miss Debater AI at the company…

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Oscars Cut Televising Some Categories In Pursuit Of Ratings. What’s Next? by Artsjournal

Michael Philips: “If ABC and the Oscars keep this up, by 2028 we may be watching a 90-minute infomercial with no host, no technical or design awards, no sense of craft or history, and …

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The Atlas Of Endangered Alphabets by Artsjournal

The founders are quick to point out that the word alphabet is used as a shorthand for many different writing systems. Abjads, abugidas, syllabaries, and pictographic systems are also inclu…

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James Turrell’s Roden Crater Set To Open After 45 Years And New Funding (Including $10M From Kanye West) by Artsjournal

Roden Crater is located in the Painted Desert region of Northern Arizona, and has been under construction for 45 years. In the early 1970s, Turrell spent the night in the bowl of the extin…

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Decade-Long Study: Students Who Study The Arts Get Better Overall Grades by Artsjournal

“It found students who took an elective arts class in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade had significantly higher grade point averages (GPAs), and better scores on standardized reading an…

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How Did The Shed Raise Nearly Half A Billion Dollars For A Building That Has Never Been Done Before? by Artsjournal

The takeaway? Raising money in an arts philanthropy climate focused on issues like equity and access is not a zero-sum game. You can build a modern and expensive new building and roll out pr…

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