Back to the City! Back to the Country!

Posted on January 14, 2015
Image: Las Vegas suburbs at sunset; Wikimedia Commons.

One of the most salient features of the post–World War II suburb was its localization of the American middle class and its propagation of practices of mass consumption.

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Art for Data’s Sake

Posted on January 5, 2015
Image: Estimote beacon via SlashGear.

To reduce a museum experience to the laws of supply and demand devalues not only the art itself but also the curators’ years of education and expertise—connoisseurship on which we rely in institutions that position themselves as cultural arbiters.

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