Tim Wu lays out a Turing Test-style thought experiment – and what its results suggest about the kinds of intelligence we’ve gained and lost over a century of technological change.
Archives for January 14, 2014
MoMA’s Excoriated Expansion: The Critics Pile On (plus AFAM’s good year)
Source: CultureGrrl | Published on 2014-01-14
“L.A. Dance Project, launched in 2012 by star choreographer Benjamin Millepied, announced Monday that its new home venue will be the Theatre at Ace Hotel, an ornate, Spanish gothic-style auditorium that’s at the base of a newly-opened boutique hotel in a 1927 structure built by Hollywood royalty.”
“The FCC’s rules were the only thing keeping Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from picking winners and losers online. Musicians and other artists depend on the ability to compete alongside the biggest companies; we know what it’s like when just a few powerful corporations control our access to audiences.”
“Worldwide Motion Picture Group analyses data from a decade of audience research to determine if a script is marketable and how much money it is expected to make. Some screenwriters are worried Bruzzese’s method detracts from the creative process, but he told the BBC he is helping producers make films that audiences want to see.”
“When looked at more carefully as an investment category, art falls short relative to many of the other assets to which it is frequently – and favourably – compared. These include both traditional and alternative investments, whether public and private equity, gold, wine, or residential property. Its lack of correlation to such assets is also questionable.”
“Disconnected from its past, impatient with the present and tearing into the future under the vague banner of “The New,” it has ceased to be the sui generis institution it had been throughout much of its history. Instead it is virtually indistinguishable from every other museum of modern and contemporary art around the world.”
The prize, named after the late actor and monologuist, includes a $20,000 commission to create a new theater work (which Maxwell already has planned) to be staged at each of four participating institutions, including P.S. 122 in New York and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.