“Memo to President Obama, from the arts world: This is not what we had in mind. During the campaign, candidate Obama raised high hopes among artists and arts institutions: He “got” their importance, even publishing an arts-policy statement. After the election, Quincy Jones fueled expectations with a crusade to create a Cabinet-level Minister of Culture … Continue reading
So now that I’ve discovered flyover i’m starting to get addicted. my original vision for Culturebot was to have this site be a portal/aggregator for a series of regional blogs (like the Gothamist family of blogs) but I’ve never been able to get the funding to make it happen. If any out of work MBAs … Continue reading
Just got this email: People – Would you take a minute to sign in support of Quincy Jones’ brilliant idea for a US Secretary of the Arts? Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture … Continue reading
So I was thinking about the financial industry bailout and the auto industry bailout and the subcontracting of the War in Iraq to companies like Blackwater. And I was thinking about Madoff and his scam and corporations and media manipulation and box stores like Walmart eradicating competition and independent small business owners (all aided and … Continue reading
A few quick thoughts: On Mediation and Live Experience As mediated experience (mobile phones, internet, chat, Second Life) becomes normalized – how do we, as artists, address the unmediated experience? I didn’t get to see the Living Theater’s new piece but it got me thinking about the thrilling immediacy and intimacy of non-4th-wall performative engagement. … Continue reading
Applications are now being accepted for the Conflux Festival 2008. Conflux is the art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space.