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London

How Art-Based Apps are Bringing People Back to Museums

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In 2016, attendance for British museums and galleries fell by 1.4 million. The Guardian’s resident art critic Jonathan Jones said this figure is a sign of “a nation without aspiration or hope.” Although the situation may not be completely hopeless — London’s Tate Modern…

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Los Angeles

Digital Activists: WelkerMedia Is Launching a Free Global Accelerator

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

Independent media network WelkerMedia is launching the world’s first no-equity and not-for-profit acceleration program with a focus on digital activism, social impact and creative projects. How It Works Alumni of the program, which is called WM Labs, will gain access to the media network’s…

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Jobs

How Twine Brings Quality to Its Marketplace of Creative Artists

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Whether you’re a creative looking for a gig or an employee hoping to hire for one, it can be hard to connect with the job you need. Typical marketplaces, from Craig’s List to Upwork to Fiverr, are swamped with hucksters or low-rent offers. Which…

Opinion/Analysis

7 Lessons Tech Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Artists

By | Nov 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

If you’re a tech entrepreneur, it’s worthwhile to surround yourself with people who stretch, teach, and motivate you. It’s too easy to get in a tech bubble of sorts and spend time only with like-minded people, so it’s critical to break free and learn…

Opinion/Analysis

How We Can Embrace Creativity in the Digital Age

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm

It’s hard work to be a professional creative. Even in a world that’s becoming increasingly dependent on technology and on the technical skills necessary to move it forward, there’s still room for professional creatives in this digital landscape. But just because your job involves…

Music

Philadelphia

The Future of Digital Music Lies With the Artists

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

Believe it or not, there are people in my life who don’t use Spotify. Whenever I suggest to them that they get it I hear the same argument, without fail: “oh, well I would support them but they don’t pay their artists”. That’s completely,…

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Tel Aviv

Make Your Drab and Boring Car Come to Life

By | May 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Personalizing something like a smartphone or laptop skin these days is all the rage. In fact, personalization and customization in general are a huge consumer trend, but it’s incredibly difficult to put a creative touch on certain things in your life. Take, for example,…

Art

Twin Cities

BoomBoom Prints: A Marketplace of Art for Young Families

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

Not too long ago Ryan Broshar was looking, without success mind you, for nursery wall art to match a quilt made by his newborn’s grandmother. When he and his wife couldn’t find anything that fit their taste, Broshar decided that it was a problem…

Music

Tech and the Music Industry: the Evolution Continues

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The music industry is evolving at a rapid pace and 2015 promises to see even more innovations. With streaming music taking over the primary way people get their music, the entire industry from artists to producers has to change and adapt, and here are…

Social Media

Bored During the Super Bowl? Listen to Your Favorite Band’s Videos on Tubalr

By | Feb 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

I’m a native New Yorker, so I am pretty psyched that the Giants are playing in the Super Bowl today.  Still, I have to admit – I watch the Super Bowl for the commercials – but I really look forward to the game because…

Gear & Gadgets

Where Fantasy Meets Reality: Arcade Game OutRun Becomes a Car

By | Aug 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

Garnet Hertz has a love-hate relationship with technology. Lately you’ll find him teaching workshops on circuit bending to low-income children, but his portfolio also includes a robot controlled by a live roach, or roachbot, and a time-lapsed video exploring our addiction to television. So…

Social Media

Champaign

Merge.fm Connects Fans and Musicians in the Creative Experience

By | Sep 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm

We are living in a new age of “transparency”, yet, the only way we seem to know what’s going on with our favorite artists in the music industry is if they communicate something through their fanclub or (if they are big enough) something gets…