A Connection Between Worry And Creativity


The study finds that, when the pressure is on, worry appears to be a motivating force for neurotic people. “Higher levels of intrinsic motivation in turn predict greater flexibility in idea generation,” the researchers add in the journal Emotion.

A Serious New Art Generation In Scotland

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Scotland is obviously an enjoyable place to be an artist. You can play in three bands, teach at Glasgow School of Art and show your prints in a pub. Maybe that is, to quote the tattoo Ross Sinclair showed me on his back, “Real Life”. But real art happens when the pubs have closed and someone with the serious mind of a Christine Borland or a Douglas Gordon looks into the bottom of a glass stained with terrible thoughts.

Successful Designers Today Have To Design For Things They Don’t Even Know About Yet


“Today’s innovations demand that we design with the unknown, the conjectural and the hypothetical in mind. Think about it: even the more complex interactions and interfaces made possible by mobile in recent years focus largely on real-time moments; one frame in the movie of someone’s life. But as personalization and predictive analytics work to anticipate what’s next, the emerging ecosystem will extend into the user’s future.”

British Regional Theatres May Begin Cinemacasting

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“Regional theatres are being targeted by a new live broadcasting scheme that will transmit shows from outside London to cinemas across the UK.” Organizer Quantum Digital “estimates that venues taking part in the programme could expect to earn up to £30,000 per broadcast.”

Spain Returns “Small Museum’s” Worth Of Artifacts To Colombia

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“Spain returned 691 artefacts, spanning nearly 3,000 years of history, to Colombia on Tuesday. The pieces were recovered by Spanish police during a drug trafficking and money laundering investigation in 2003. Since then, the works have been kept for conservation in Madrid’s Museum of the Americas, where 885 recovered pieces were studied.”

Julius Rudel, 93


“Mr. Rudel was the maestro and the impresario, the principal conductor and the director of City Opera for 22 years (1957-79), working in the orchestra pit while running the company on shoestring budgets, signing contracts, casting productions and nurturing young singers like José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes and Beverly Sills.”

Rare Strad Viola Fails To Find A Buyer At Auction


Whatever the reason, the “Macdonald” viola — a rare Stradivari viola once owned and played by Peter Schidlof of the Amadeus Quartet — failed to attract a buyer when a sealed-bid sale came to an end on Wednesday and no one had offered to pay the record $45 million asking price.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Aereo Is Illegal


“In a case with far-reaching implications for the entertainment and technology business, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Aereo, a television streaming service, had violated copyright laws by capturing broadcast signals on miniature antennas and delivering them to subscribers for a fee.”