Tag: Facebook

Facebook’s Authoritarian Money Grab

“Don’t be surprised,” said Terence Ray, one of the hosts of the Whitesburg, Ky.-based podcast “The Trillbillies,” “if Mark Zuckerberg starts trying to pay his employees in ‘Facebook Bucks.’ ” Ray made that comment in late May during a Means TV...

/ June 21, 2019

Noam Chomsky: The Real Election Meddling Isn’t Coming From Russia

Alan MacLeod interviewed Noam Chomsky via Skype on March 13, 2018, for MacLeod’s new book Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. They discussed the origins of the classic work of media criticism (co-authored with Edward Herman) Manufacturing Consent, the role...

/ June 20, 2019

Julian Assange, Facebook, Hillary and more news

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/ May 3, 2019

After 200 Years of Male-Dominated Exhibitions, the Prado Will Celebrate Two Female Renaissance Pioneers in 2019

As institutions across the globe work to expand the male-dominated art-historical canon, the Prado is planning a show of two lesser-known female Renaissance artists. The exhibition, due to open in October 2019, will explore the work of two pioneering 16th-century...

/ September 4, 2018

Picasso’s Former Muse Françoise Gilot, Now 96, Debuts Worldly Drawings of Her Own—See Them Here

Françoise Gilot, now 96, is best known for the decade she spent as girlfriend and muse to Pablo Picasso, with whom she had two children. But she is also an accomplished artist in her own right, often making work that...

/ September 3, 2018

How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day

Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or it’s the day everyone barbecues at Dolores Park. Or...

/ September 1, 2018

9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair

Since 2008, the Governors Island Art Fair has been a bastion of contemporary art, with art nonprofit 4heads offering artists, many of whom lack gallery representation, the chance to take over former military housing on Governors Island with their work. This year’s edition, running September...

/ August 31, 2018

Thanks to his racist dogwhistles, Trump is the Democrats’ best fundraiser

Andrew Gillum is motivating Democratic voters, thanks to an assist from the president Andrew Gillum's Facebook page Donald Trump loves to hit the campaign trail and bask in the adoration of his fans. Occasionally, he even pauses from a recitation...

/ August 31, 2018

Former Ripple CTO’s Blockchain Project Coil Enters Closed Beta

Coil, a new company founded by Ripple's former chief technology officer Stefan Thomas, has launched a closed beta. The project – which aims to allow web content creators to better monetize their work – was announced in May, when Thomas...

/ August 31, 2018

Can a Dealer Design a More Sustainable Art Fair? Ex-Gallerist Joanna Kamm Is Taking the Reigns at Liste to Find Out

At a time when fairs are coming under growing scrutiny for the pressure they place on small to mid-size galleries, a former dealer who experienced the squeeze firsthand is taking over one of Basel’s best-loved fairs. Berlin gallerist Joanna Kamm...

/ August 31, 2018

I Saw Burning Man Art in a Museum While Not on Drugs, and Here’s What Happened

I have a friend who got married at Burning Man. I have a friend who has just one rule when she dates: No Burners. That about sums up the public image of the big festival in the Black Rock Desert,...

/ August 31, 2018

Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

California, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor...

/ August 31, 2018

Bernie Sanders Is Officially Getting Under Jeff Bezos’s Skin

Left by Michael Kovac/Getty Images; Right, by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images. While Donald Trump zeroes in on Facebook and Google, Bernie Sanders has for months been waging war against another tech giant. In statement after statement, the progressive senator from...

/ August 30, 2018

I’m Not Here to Make Friends: The Rise and Fall of the Supercut Video

In the summer of 2008, Rich Juzwiak was working as a culture writer for VH1’s website, a job that required him to keep up with a daunting assortment of reality-television shows. Some were well-established hits: Survivor, The Apprentice, Big Brother....

/ August 30, 2018

What Is the Real-World Value of a Left-Wing Art Show?

“Casa Tomada,” the 2018 biennial at SITE Santa Fe in the New Mexico capital, is a jewel-box biennial. It includes just 21 artists, spread across four galleries and a few outdoor spaces, barely larger than a large summer group show. Ideas have...

/ August 30, 2018

Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018

Attention Shoppers: Sotheby’s Will Auction an Entire Supermarket Next Month, Made by Conceptual Artist Xu Zhen

Next month, Sotheby’s Hong Kong will attempt to sell the first concept for a work of art at auction, offering Xuzhen Supermarket at its contemporary art evening sale on September 30. The piece, by Chinese artist Xu Zhen, appears at first...

/ August 29, 2018

The Atlantic Hires Alex Hardiman As Chief Business and Product Officer

Washington, D.C. (August 29, 2018)—The Atlantic’s president Bob Cohn announced today that Alex Hardiman, currently the head of news products at Facebook, will be The Atlantic’s chief business and product officer. In this role, Hardiman will guide audience experience and...

/ August 29, 2018

‘We Can Move Mountains With Very Few Resources’: The Drawing Center’s New Director Laura Hoptman on the Big Potential of a Small Museum

Right before Laura Hoptman, the curator of painting and sculpture at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, was named director of SoHo’s Drawing Center, she had an amusing phone call with her colleague Klaus Biesenbach, the director of MoMA PS1 in Queens....

/ August 28, 2018

‘I’m an Experiment’: Why the Israel Museum Hired Ido Bruno, a Tech-Savvy Designer With No Institutional Experience, to Be Its New Director

It takes just five minutes of chatting with Ido Bruno, who was appointed director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem last November, to channel his 25 years of design experience. He points to his immaculately arranged desk, which is a...

/ August 27, 2018

Australian filmmaker says he was held in Cambodian prison for six days before being charged

By Matt Bloomberg Posted August 27, 2018 23:51:21 Photo: Australian filmmaker James Ricketson sits in a prison truck ahead of the fifth day of his trial. (AP: Heng Sinith) Australian filmmaker James Ricketson told a Cambodian court how he was...

/ August 27, 2018