Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Tag: 04.05.21

The Perils (And Uneasy Promise) Of Artificial Intelligence

“Some glitches are mild, like an Alexa that randomly giggles (or wakes you in the middle of the night, as happened to one of...

What Should We Expect From Artificial Intelligence?

Human consciousness depends on a body that developed through evolution. If we want to create AI that is conscious in the same way we...

The Transitory Influence Of Hemingway

So what can Hemingway tell us about what American writers owe to Hemingway? Whatever that debt is, it’s a lot, according to the various...

How Reporters Are Fighting To Save The Storied Tribune Newspapers From A Hedge Fund

The worried reporters would need to recruit community allies. Hire a public relations firm to sway public opinion. And most crucially: Figure out how...

Video Game Technology Helps Recreate Sound Of 16th-Century Scotland’s Chapel Royal

"Researchers have captured how they believe choral music would have sounded when played and sung in the now-ruined chapel at Linlithgow Palace, west Lothian,...

As Performances In Italy Remain Banned, Competitive Ballroom Dancing Waltzes On

" are preparing for the Italian Championships in Rimini in July and as such are allowed to keep practicing, given that the government considers...

Recreating A 2,000-Year-Old South Indian Lyre

The yazh is a seven- or 14-stringed harp, built over a wooden bowl resonator covered with hide like a drum, that's referenced in Tamil...

Entertainment Venues Fear Problems With A Vaccine Passport

Out of 700 businesses surveyed by the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), which represents businesses like nightclubs, bars and festivals, 70% felt that vaccine...

How We Make Language

Today, our world has over 7,000 languages, each with its own words and particular grammar. These languages are so mindbogglingly different that you might...

How Do You Become A Broadway Choreographer? It’s Not Easy, But It’s Fairly Straightforward

"In much of the dance world, the process of becoming successful as a choreographer can seem frustratingly oblique. On Broadway, however, that path is...

The Arts Went Online During COVID — What Happens When Theatre Audiences Return?

“Right now, a streamed concert that sells well will just about cover the cost, and we have to proof every second of the video....

A Supreme Court Ruling On Computer Code Has Hollywood Worried

"While a copyright dispute about computer code might not seem like a subject of particular consequence for them, an opinion from Justice Stephen Breyer...

Another Pandemic Silver Lining: Overhaul Of Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall Is Way Ahead...

"With concerts in the hall canceled since March 2020, construction began in earnest over the past few months. Work is expected to continue for...

Guillermo Del Toro Absolved In ‘Shape Of Water’ Plagiarism Case

"The producers of The Shape of Water will no longer have to contend with a copyright lawsuit that claims that Oscar-winning Guillermo del Toro...

Spoleto Festival USA Moves Cautiously Back Into Live Performance

There will be 80 events spread across four stages, three of them outdoors and two of those newly-constructed. (The old Dock Street Theater, site...

From The Wreckage Left By ISIS, Mosul’s Museum Begins To Rise Again

"By the time Mosul was liberated by Iraqi government forces in July 2017, most of the artefacts in the Mosul Cultural Museum had been...

A Hollywood Plan To Make More Movies About Older People

A study released in 2017 by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism looked at...

46-Year-Old LA Stage Alliance Disbands After Awards Mistake

Last week, more than 25 Los Angeles area theater companies, including the Geffen Playhouse, the Pasadena Playhouse and the Deaf West Theatre, revoked their...

How Our Concept Of Work Has (Is) Evolved

"Work, and the way it fits into one’s life, can be and often has been, less rigid and routinized than is common today. In...

The Archaeologists Of New York

Urban archaeologists can unearth 300-year-old trash, and turn it into narrative (and historical) treasure. "The biggest thing for me is saving something that would...

Is Hollywood Trapping Women Directors In The Franchise Machine?

Or are Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell, and others just getting their due like their young male counterparts? Hm. "Marvel, DC and co have awoken...