We are all made of stardust…
If you are in NYC, be sure and catch this show before it closes! It has some of my favorite art in it, including “Lick and Lather” by Janine Antoni, which I am SUPER obsessed with, and which kind of freaks my husband out.
More on Lick and Lather: http://www.art21.org/texts/janine-antoni/interview-janine-antoni-lick-and-lather
MTV Scratch visited “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” and spoke with the curators of the exhibition.
Closing in less than two weeks on May 26, ”NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics.
Samuel Stein argues against Major League Soccer’s proposed stadium in Queens and asks “who exactly will benefit from yet another stadium in the park”?
The editor’s introductory note:
The renaissance of New York City’s park system over the past fifteen years has coincided with a return of megaprojects in real estate. The big vision, and big investments, in free space and public recreation — like the High Line or Brooklyn Bridge Park — aren’t often thought to correspond to the commensurate development of private property and commercial recreation — from Hudson Yards to Atlantic Yards to Willets Point. Yet in the opinion piece below,Samuel Stein, a community organizer and Elmhurst resident, grounds his impassioned argument against a proposed Major League Soccer Stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the complex historical relationship between parks and grands projets in New York City. While his position on this project is personal, the history he unearths — of the Queens’ park’s evolution from an ash dump to the celebrated grounds of two World’s Fairs to the biggest public park in the city’s most diverse borough, already home to two large sporting complexes — is of interest to anyone interested in the fine and eroding line between public and private interests in the city’s precious remaining open space.
Front view of VIA GRAFIK installation titled ‘Sooner or later it all comes down’. Graffiti- and Streetartfestival Names in Prague.
Thanks to feedback from my last post, I have modified the proposed description of patterns for students engaged in MOOCs. I also want to introduce a graphic to visually represent these patterns.• I have removed the language comparing passive…
Metropolitan populations are significantly more likely than rural ones to suffer from mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia.
Among urban dwellers, social stress leads to hyperactivity in the amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex, brain regions that play an important role in equilibrating our emotions.
The pressures of city life can change brain physiology, thereby increasing the risk of emotional disorders."
Researchers explore the risks urban living raises for developing emotional disorders.
Also see the science of “social jet lag.”
(Source: , via explore-blog)
The global pattern of e-mail communication reflects the cultural fault lines thought to determine future conflict, say computational social scientists.