Category Archives: Technology and arts

The Ouroboros Last: Good Business Practices and the Arts

I was honored to be invited to deliver the keynote remarks at the UW-Madison Bolz Center’s Arts Business Research Symposium March 13-14.  I previewed those remarks here and have posted the full text serially over the last several days. The talk was originally titled … Continue reading

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Community Fellowship

Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk writes a beautiful passage among many beautiful passages in his novel The Museum of Innocence that explains why the small screen, be it television, computer, or smart phone, will never replace the shared experience of being part … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning at STP+A

I have just returned from my first STP+A conference.  STP+A stands for Social Theory, Politics, and Arts – an itinerant conference loosely connected to the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, but without any other fixed institutional affiliation.  I … Continue reading

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“Arts Groups Struggle to Stay Relevant”

“Arts Groups Struggle to Stay Relevant,” is the title of a recent column by Kerry Lengel, theatre critic for the Arizona Republic.  In it, he summarizes the challenges facing the arts and culture community of the region due to significant … Continue reading

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Millennial? No, Boomer

A survey from Pew Research came across my twitter feed. It is designed to measure “How Millennial Are You?” Pew’s report is titled “Confident. Connected. Open to Change.” These are, apparently, the defining characteristics of the millennial generation, those who … Continue reading

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Authenticity?

I interviewed lighting designer Allen Hahn recently about his curatorial approach to the lighting designs in the US National Exhibit at last summer’s Prague Quadrennial of Scenography.  He explained that the curatorial team identified a trend toward “authenticity” in the … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop Thinkin’ about Tomorrow

I always enjoy it when my brother’s Psychology Today blog intersects with the themes here at Creative Infrastructure.  His topic this week is “the future,” or rather the nostalgia he feels for the way we used to imagine the future … Continue reading

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Dream + Action = ?

There has been a lively online conversation over the past twelve days since Rocco Landesman’s comments about the supply/demand equation for arts organizations.  I’ve read economic arguments from both the left and the right, a reminder of the dearth of … Continue reading

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Half Full or Half Empty

  NEA research director Suyin Iyengar posted an interesting report today.  It’s really a “report on a report” by the Arts Council England about online engagement with arts and culture.  The report indicates that 53% of people online “used the … Continue reading

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My Head in the Cloud

There’s a fabulous grad student working with me on the logistics of the upcoming p.a.v.e. symposium on entrepreneurship and the arts.  He has experience organizing festivals and events and so I trust his judgment about the value of using cloud … Continue reading

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