I don’t know about you but I am really stoked that this week is over. On this week’s round up we check out the Somali pirates business model, what it is like to suffer from first person shooter disease, and yet another art gallery is shutting it’s doors. I am heading over to the West Loop to catch some shows.Â Hope I will see some of you out and about at openings. Take Care.
- Living with First-Person Shooter Disease.
- Millennium Park pavilion delayed yet again.
- A Robot Teaches itself to smile…or grimace, or something.
- The first official Blip Festival Europe will take place at Denmark’s Platform4 on July 24th and 25th.
- “The massive Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art, built for the ’64 World’s Fair, is now a 9,335-square-foot symbol of the mortage meltdown” (via Curbed)
- Two Joseph Beuys pieces are deteriorating at the Walker Art Center.
- I spent a lot of time this week on the Printer Resources for Independent Art Publishers site. Seriously sweet.
- Culture Monster weighs in on the Orange County Museum of Art deal.
- I am digging this months Wired article Cutthroat Capitalism: An Economic Analysis of the Somali Pirate Business Model artwork.
- NEXT 2010 has an open invitation for proposals.
- Finally, someone compares on demand printing services.
- “Caren Golden Fine Art suspending regular exhibitions after July 10.” via ( aczine)
- River CafÃ© in Brooklyn suing New York’s Public Art Fund and Olafur Eliasson for damage from last year’s waterfalls.
- And in case you were wondering here is my summer jam.
God, I love cranks. I love a well-written rant even more. If I can find enough of them, I’ll make this into a weekly series.
Today’s rant (on internet chatter vs. newspaper reporting, among other topics) comes courtesy of comic book author Warren Ellis on Wired UK. (Via Bruce Sterling’s Beyond the Beyond). This is just an excerpt, make sure you read the whole thing.
“….itâ€™s worth standing outside in the cold away from the internet and consider why print and newspaper/magazine structures still exist. Because reporting and editing are honest-to-God actual fucking jobs that donâ€™t get taught at the Huffington Post and the Daily Beast, and because all those faceless blog-networks infesting the Bay Area like tongue herpes have no interest in their minimum-wage blogmonkeys thinking about anything bigger than their hitcount. These things are fun and great for finding out about paedo-paramedics and Ukrainian porn, but they shouldnâ€™t be confused with informed reportage and actual thinking. My nameâ€™s Warren Ellis. Iâ€™m a writer of fiction struggling with a world thatâ€™s getting stranger faster than I can make strange shit up. I work for Wired UK. Nice to meet you.”
Oh, nice to meet you too sir.
Apparently it’s a new column, so Ellis is just getting started. Drink deep, if it’s your cup of tea.
Here’s what’s got my attention, web-wise, so far this week:
*San Diego Museum of Art director Derrick R. Cartwright appointed director of the Seattle Art Museum.
*Art Institute of Chicago director James Cuno hopes to initiate massive fundraising drive for free Museum admission.
*No Boys Allowed: yearlong exhibition at the Pompidou Center is for women-only.
*Scope Basil is only three weeks ago away, and still ‘aint got no permit.
*”I spent a year asking why the contemporary art bubble was the biggest, bubbliest bubble of them all”:Â Ben Lewis’ The Great Contemporary Art Bubble preview clip on YouTube ( ART21′s Ben Street has a funny post on the film too).
*Speaking of Twitter, it could be coming to a t.v. near you.
*Beautiful/Decay needs YOU to help pick the theme for its next limited-edition publication. Winner gets a copy of the book. For free!