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The How-and-Whys of Our Top 10 Most Viewed Posts of 2012

Everyone loves a top 10 list. Sure, it seems the lists are everywhere this time of year—to the point that you’d think that we’ve over-saturated the market for them, right? Wrong. The best evidence that I can give you to prove that top 10 lists bring people to your site is that four of our […]

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Investment in the Arts is the Foundation for Building Vibrant Communities

In Iowa’s Creative Corridor, we are fortunate to enjoy an excellent quality of life. That is largely due to the abundance of arts and culture in our community. In today’s hyper-connected, highly-customized world, I truly believe arts and culture are the most important tools to ensuring growth in our communities. When you observe the cities, both big and small, who are doing it right, they all have a flourishing arts sector.

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Top Contenders (Pretenders?) to be the Next Facebook

CNN’s What’s Next blog recently published a list of current social media outlets/apps that could take over as the “next Facebook” if everything falls into place. While there has been wild speculation in the past that other products would have replaced the big blue “F” by now, it hasn’t happened; however, I’m pretty sure that […]

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Google Out-Doodles Itself Again

The geniuses at Google are at it again. Today’s doodle on Google.com, honors the late Dr. Robert Moog on his 78th birthday. Moog invented the electronic synthesizer, so the doodle is an interactive musical instrument that will help those of you who are musically inclined to kill some time during your workday. According to Mashable, […]

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Social Media Demographics: Using the Right Tools to Reach Your Audience

Have you ever wondered if it’s worth your time to start that Pinterest page for your organization or business? Is it important that you know what Digg is? Thankfully, OnlineMBA.com has pulled together a fantastic infographic that will help you determine if Facebook is better for your message or if you should hurry up and […]

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New Art/Science Affinities

by Andrea Grover, Lead Author, New Art/Science Affinities, Curator, Intimate Science, Curator of Programs, Parrish Art Museum For four months in the fall of 2010, I worked at a cozy desk in the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a curatorial research fellow, hosted jointly by the Miller Gallery and the STUDIO. […]

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Making Science Intimate: Translating and Integrating the Arts and Humanities with Biology and Medicine

by Roger Malina, Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics, University of Texas, Dallas and Directeur de Recherche au CNRS, Aix Marseille Universite Making Science Intimate Earworm (node) by Deborah Aschheim, 2008, speakers, LED’s, plastic, copper tubing. This sound sculpture translates the musicians’ improvisation on the word “node,”(which brings up associations of […]

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2011 Retreat ~ Friday Booking & Farewells

Delight or die; this is the new paradigm set forth by Steve Denning to adapt to the new creative economy. In a particularly fickle consumer-centric universe, the increased focus on services as opposed to goods, he says, creates a need for “continuous innovation” and what he terms “radical management.” This new economy will be David […]

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John Legend & Partners Ask Students: What’s Going On…NOW?

“In 1971, Marvin Gaye captured and commented on the spiritual and cultural chaos of the nation with his album, What’s Going On. It’s been 40 years. What’s changed? What’s Going On…Now? You Tell Us.” That quote is from the homepage of the What’s Going On…Now website, the product of a collaboration between the Kennedy Center, […]

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Creative Convergence Highlights Benefits of Arts Education

Los Angeles took a cue from the success of Art Miami and scheduled six art shows in the space of one week last month. These six shows featured the most popular collecting categories–fine art, photography, prints and posters, modern art, contemporary art, and “affordable art.” A fortunate coincidence put these excellent art exhibitions directly next […]

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