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Report: UK Government Funding Of Arts Down 39 Percent In Last Decade

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:58:08 +0000

(image) "The latest edition, updated to include figures from 2014/15 and 2015/16, found that local government funding for the arts, per person, “continues to crash”, falling by 15 points since the index was last published. It has dropped by more than a third since the index began in 2007/08 – the most dramatic drop among the […]Bath-c-Andrew-Desmond-shutterstock_101583367


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A Stat You Probably Didn't Need: Netflix Says Many People Stream Video In Public Restrooms

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:31:11 +0000

(image) According to new data from the video giant Netflix, about 12 per cent of Americans who watch television shows or movies outside of the home admit to having done so in a public restroom. And 37 per cent say they’ve watched at work.stranger_things.jpg.size-custom-crop.1086x0


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"Justice League" Earned $94 Million On Its Opening Weekend. So That Makes It A Flop?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:01:20 +0000

(image) Justice League’s underperformance was startling. Studio estimates pegged it earning about $115 million, around what the Superman film Man of Steel opened to in 2013; it came in well below that. Whatever appeal Warner Bros. had hoped would be generated by the union of Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and Henry Cavill’s Superman was nonexistent.lead_960-2


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How Babies Map Words And Build Vocabulary

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:29:43 +0000

(image) "A new study suggests that the few words infants know are structured in their minds the same way as an adult’s vocabulary, in a complex web of related concepts. The evidence: When words have similar meanings, babies can get confused. That confusion hints that babies know more about language, at a younger age, than scientists have found […]lead_960


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What Happens When Algorithms Start Judging What Kind Of Person You Are (Or Might Be)

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:06:35 +0000

(image) "An algorithm-based vetting process has real issues. So few immigrants have committed acts of terrorism, that a computer program couldn’t even generate an accurate predictive model, the coalition of tech experts from some of the U.S.’s top universities and research groups says."171117-weill-immigrant-algorithm-hero_ps9cjw


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Will "Smart" Cities Include The Arts?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:31:19 +0000

(image) Local arts agencies, be they county, city or state need to make a connection with the owners / planners of the smart cities projects, and make the case for their inclusion in the decision making process.  We need to provide strong evidence of our value, and, more than that, make a case with media and […]images


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Consider Hiring A Student Composer For The Summer?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:03:37 +0000

(image) "Hiring a young composer for the summer to write a new work for this concert is an effective way to support new talent and emphasizes the need to nurture emerging creative voices for the future of concert music in Canada."download


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Why The Arts Paying A Living Wage Leads To Better Diversity

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:32:39 +0000

(image) "Organisations often argue they simply can’t afford to pay the living wage, even if they aspire to – and that creating low or no pay opportunities is better than creating none. While this may be a blunt reality for some, we should be under no illusions that this does anything other than exacerbate the sector’s […]mac_makes_music_-_mac_birmingham


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Citizen Science Sounds Noble. Democratic. But There Are Problems

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:02:09 +0000

(image) "The irony is that some of the individuals who do take part appear to be motivated by a burning distrust of the government or else a rebel anarchism set against large corporations – sentiments that are common among cadres of biohackers. Yet it’s those very governments and corporations that are injecting the money and ginning up the […]sized-arm_capture-tilted_0


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Germany Plans To Create Mega-Cultural Exhibitions To Promote German Culture Globally

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:32:32 +0000

(image) For Andreas Görgen, a global approach to cultural policy has two aims: to promote German culture abroad and to give foreign museums access to the collections and scholarship of German institutions. “We should be willing to free things from the context of our collections and to let other curators look at them and deal with […]295chD8_germanart_loans05


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A Rant Against Amazon And Technology

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:01:34 +0000

(image) "Amazon has gradually eliminated the human factor. In the early years it employed people to write reviews of the books it sold; now there isn’t even mediation in the process of making up and placing a self-published book on the network. It has robotized the chain of distribution and wants us, the consumers, to perform […]many-drones


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The New Golden Age Of Jazz (Here's The Evidence)

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:31:09 +0000

(image) “Jazz just has new life again. The torch is being passed. You feel the sentiment by the music becoming more intense or having more depth to it. The light’s shining through again when it comes to the creative mind state. And that’s what jazz is: the ability to improvise, the ability to tighten up, play […]16x9_lnwy_the_new_golden_era_of_jazz-3-1600x900


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How The World's Big Mega-Galleries Are Expanding In Asia

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:02:15 +0000

(image) Galleries are looking not only to import their own artists to cities like Shanghai and Beijing, but also to scout major local talent. And some have begun to look beyond financial hubs like Hong Kong to expand into less saturated markets like Seoul.CHINA-AUCTION-CHRISTIES


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Why Are Museums Gouging The Public With Fees To Reproduce Images?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:31:40 +0000

(image) "These days, a large part of the budget for arts programmes is taken up by reproduction fees. Museums merrily charge hundreds of pounds each second a painting is seen. But such charges are little more than a hustle. Museums talk threateningly about “copyright”, but in law, they’re on weak ground. If a painting was made […]mona


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What If - Just Bear With Us Here - A Former Obama Official Takes Over Weinstein Co. And Installs A Majority-Female Board?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:00:24 +0000

(image) Maria Contreras-Sweet ran the Small Business Administration, and now she's wants to run a big business - the scandal-laden, struggling Weinstein Co. Or at least that's what she said in her surprise bid: "I believe we have now reached a crossroads where it is imperative that a woman-led board acquire control of the company and […]F4YAK6ZBHVHMDNFSDW7X2MN3ZM


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Pixar Could Have Screwed Up Royally With 'Coco'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:30:13 +0000

(image) But it didn't, and here's how: It had to upend decades of Pixar secrecy to avoid massive cultural missteps.merlin_129467771_8d79a240-191d-465d-a50d-30c549af3eb1-superJumbo


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Could E-Sports - That's Right, Gaming - Be The Next Big Thing In Media?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:53 +0000

(image) They already are - millions of people tune in to watch e-sport championships online, and the players train every day for the chance to become famous (and rich)._98803945_p05nd57m


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Music Lovers Rejoice: The ECM Records Catalog Is Finally Streaming

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:45:33 +0000

(image) ECM, which cared very much about sound quality, "was long a holdout against streaming services that have to contend with bandwidth limits and non-optimal soundcards in computers and phones, as well as deals that minimize the value of music." Sadly, or perhaps luckily, it's given in.18ecmstream1-master768


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Ursula LeGuin On Life, Literature, And Just About Everything

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:30:37 +0000

(image) On becoming a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters: "To paraphrase Mary Godwin’s line about the vindication of the rights of women, it’s a vindication of the rights of science fiction. To have my career recognized on this level makes it a lot harder for the diehards and holdouts to say, 'Genre […]phpThumb_generated_thumbnail


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Shannon Michael Cane, The Man Who Made Art Book Fairs Cool, Has Died At 43

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:15:45 +0000

(image) The Australian took over the Printed Matter book fair in New York in 2013. Printed Matter is "the granddaddy of such gatherings, and [Cane] transformed it into a radically inclusive affair, attended by venerable rare-book dealers alongside obscure zine makers so scrappy they could barely afford the plane fare to participate."Caneobit-master768


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When You're German, It's Tough To Make Sense Of The Imprecision Of English

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:31 +0000

(image) Whew, what's up with but and butcher? Or cheesy? But there are deeper differences: "Germans read and speak differently; we scan to the end of the sentence, then we go back and parse it. Understanding this, in my view, is crucial to understanding how English speakers and German speakers think differently. English speakers make it […]longest-german-words


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The Museum Of The Bible Is Missing Something

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:45:27 +0000

(image) Namely, it's missing Islam, and the Koran. One scholar who has studied the museum's sponsors says, "For them, the Bible is American Protestantism [and] the story they are telling is the story of 'the Bible goes West.' ... There’s a disconnect of the Bible from any non-Western themes, which is incredible."lead_960 (10)


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Can't Get Tickets To Hamilton? Well, Spamilton - Closing On Broadway - May Begin A Tour Of Its Own

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:30:13 +0000

(image) The show, which satirizes Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton, started a limited-engagement run in July of 2016 and has since moved near the show it skewers (in an affectionate, smart way that had even Miranda laughing and applauding). Along with the U.S. tour, a London production may also be in the works.20spamilton-item1-master768


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Will Gainsborough Get A Much Larger Museum Of His Own?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:15:29 +0000

(image) Yes, if the project can find funding. "The new building will feature exhibition spaces for loans, a community gallery for printmakers, contemporary artists and schools. There will also be a landscape studio with the view of the countryside replicated in Gainsborough's famous portrait Mr and Mrs Andrews."_98796481_modelphoto_976


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AppleTV Is Joining The Race To Produce Content, But Will That Ruin Everything?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:00:51 +0000

(image) OK, let's do the math. If Apple adds however many series it wants, with its nearly unlimited resources, will our heads explode? "At the time of this year's Emmy Awards in early September, 342 scripted series had aired or screened on network, cable and streaming services in the United States (not counting PBS, which is […]apple_tv_sports_keynote-620x384


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Film Photos, And The Darkroom, Make A Comeback In An Unlikely Venue

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:45:54 +0000

(image) That would be the high school, where old-school photography is back in style. "As younger generations embrace vintage things — like vinyl records and early gaming consoles — more students have become interested in old-school photography, increasing the demand for analog photography classes."00darkroom1-master768


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The University Of Vermont Is Slashing Music And Dance Classes

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:30:46 +0000

(image) Not only that, but the classes slashed were taught by part-time faculty - and the chair of the music department resigned in disgust. "A former part-time faculty member himself, Toner said he feels especially bad for the adjunct music faculty who arranged their schedules to accommodate spring classes. As musicians trying to make a living […]636464310077182065-toner


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