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Bland Car Enthusiast: The All-New Scion iA Sedan, Baby!

Scion has made a sedan and I am so, so, SO happy. The post Bland Car Enthusiast: The All-New Scion iA Sedan, Baby! appeared first on Bil Gaines....

Say No Without the Guilt

When someone asks something of you, there are a couple of ways you can respond: Yes or No. When you say yes to everything, you are probably saying no to yourself and many of your art goals. You are saying that what someone is asking or offering is more important than your agenda. Show More Summary

Review: RWS 'Watercolour Etc' Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery

"Watercolour Etc", the Spring Exhibition of the members of the Royal Watercolour Society is on display at the Bankside Gallery until 25th April 2015. Watercolour poster for the RWS exhibition -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Simon Schama's The Face of Britain - and selfies

Simon Schama talking about the process of Graham Sutherland painting Sir Winston Churchill This morning I was at the National Portrait Gallery to hear a briefing from historian Simon Schama about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Creative solutions to everyday problems

Artist/activist/advocate Theaster Gates offers some clear and compelling (although counter to current practice) insights about how art meets place in this interview with Carol Coletta of the Knight Foundation. While many ‘placemaking’...Show More Summary

Somewhere between crude and crass

Management professor Henry Mintzberg has a knack for describing complex things with calm and clarity. His writing on what managers are and do seems so obvious that you can miss the point that it’s completely contrary to most other management research. And while his work is accessible to anyone, it’s also founded in careful observation, […]

To send or to trash

My local post office in DC offers a rather helpful decision point that I only just noticed today. Below the slot where you place your mail is a convenient receptacle for trash. I’m fairly confident they didn’t design this as a cognitive prompt. But I’m going to take it as one, anyway. Every moment we […]

What the wealth wants, part two

There’s been lots of breathless Internet chatter about the sudden social network phenomenon, Ello. Constructed by a group of seven artists and programmers in Vermont, Ello seeks to be the anti-Facebook — an ad-free, exploitation-free social system built on a manifesto that exclaims: “You are not a product.” At its heart, Ello is a counter-marketplace […]

Off to Taiwan

I’m traveling to Taipei, Taiwan, this week to speak at a symposium for performing arts designers, architects, technicians, and managers on the subject of large-scale performing arts venues. Taiwan and much of Asia is in the midst of a massive cultural construction binge (as part of a more general massive construction binge). It will be […]

The Big Painting Challenge - the artists' blog posts

One of the things about blogs is you get to say what your experience was like as well as showing people what your painting looks like. That's all the more important when you're painting on BBC1 and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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