Archive for July, 2017

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler On Net Neutrality, Monopolies And The Need For Regulation

"If the reality is that somewhere between 50% and 75% of all households in America have one or fewer choices for high-speed broadband–defined as 25 megabits per second–and 95% of all households in America have one or fewer choices for 100-mbps service, there is no competition. And when there is no competition, who makes the rules? The rules are made by the monopolists. So the job of the... | Read More

Vice President of Museum Affairs, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

The Vice President of Museum Affairs reports to the CEO and is part of a six-person Senior Leadership Team which develops annual goals and objectives for realizing strategic initiatives as outlined in the institution’s five-year strategic plan and long-term master site plan. The Vice President of Museum Affairs oversees all curatorial programs, including the care and enhancement of the... | Read More

The Poet-Scientist Who Laid The Foundation For The Information Age

In 1937, at the age of 21, Claude Shannon showed how binary circuits could do logic, could even appear to “think”—the discovery behind all of our digital computers today. In 1948, at the age of 32, he published “A Mathematical Theory of Communication,” a paper that has been called “the Magna Carta of the Information Age”—in other words, a founding document that inaugurated an... | Read More

Ana Pellicer at House of Gaga, Mexico City

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Facial Recognition Software Eliminates Anonymity. Now The Battles For Privacy Regulations

"Facial recognition’s use is increasing. Retailers employ it to identify shoplifters, and bankers want to use it to secure bank accounts at ATMs. The Internet of things—connecting thousands of everyday personal objects from light bulbs to cars—may use an individual’s face to allow access to household devices. Churches already use facial recognition to track attendance at... | Read More

Remembering Actress Jeanne Moreau, Icon Of French New Wave Cinema

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Laura Zucker Exit Interview: Three Biggest Challenges For The Arts

Laura Zucker is stepping down after 25 years leading the LA County Arts Commision. Three of the biggest issues facing arts administrators? "Ensuring all students everywhere receive a quality arts education. It’s a social justice issue. Valuing diverse cultural traditions equally, really equally, in terms of opportunity and resources.  The democratization of culture: creating opportunities... | Read More

In New Novel, Tom Perrotta Shares ‘Post-Parental’ Reflections From An Empty Nest

Mrs. Fletcher tells the story of Eve, a single mother whose only child, Brendan, has left for college. Perrotta says the book was inspired by the upheaval he experienced when his own kids moved out.

(Image credit: Ben King/HBO)

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Heart of the Country: After Five Years, What’s Next for Crystal Bridges?

The high-profile museum in Arkansas started by a Walton family heir takes stock. Read More... | Read More

Heart of the Country: After Five Years, What’s Next for Crystal Bridges?

The high-profile museum in Arkansas started by a Walton family heir takes stock. Read More... | Read More
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