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  • Catherine Thorbecke
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    The year in tech: Space tourism lifts off, NFTs go mainstream and Big Tech faces reckoning

    Over the past year, routine space tourism emerged from science fiction to reality, digital art you can’t even touch auctioned for millions at Christie’s, and malicious attacks emanating from cyberspace crippled real-world critical infrastructure in the U.S. The technology industry unceasingly shaped the way Americans lived in 2021, embedding its brands and tools into intimate […] More

  • See the Images That Captured the Highs and Lows of 2021, From the Storming of the U.S. Capitol to Crypto-Art Mania
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    See the Images That Captured the Highs and Lows of 2021, From the Storming of the U.S. Capitol to Crypto-Art Mania

    The past year has been one for the history books. But the moments of almost unfathomable darkness—the ongoing pandemic and hundreds of thousands of lives lost, the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, climate catastrophes, and police violence to name just a few—were punctuated by levity, hope, resilience, innovation, and of course, art. Here […] More

  • What are the Top 10 arts stories of the year for Sarasota-Manatee?
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    What are the Top 10 arts stories of the year for Sarasota-Manatee?

    Au cours d’une année mouvementée, la plus grande histoire de la scène artistique de la région de Sarasota est peut-être la bonne nouvelle que des dizaines d’organisations d’arts du spectacle et des arts visuels ont survécu à des mois de fermeture, trouvé de nouvelles façons de connecter les artistes avec le public et ont rouvert […] More

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    Exploding Kittens and Glowforge to Launch First Limited-Edition Printable NFT

    ANGELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exploding Kittens, the acclaimed tabletop game maker, today announced that the company has partnered with 3D laser printing pioneers Glowforge to release the first limited-edition printable non-fungible tokens ( NFT). The 10 limited edition NFTs can be used to print a unique collectible hardwood box for the new Happy Salmon card game, Exploding Kittens. […] More

  • Things to Do at Penn State: Jan. 20-27
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    Things to Do at Penn State: Jan. 20-27

    What’s going on at Penn State? Here’s a look at some of the cultural events – in-person and virtual – taking place across the University: Performances “Bach’s Lunch: Concert du midi de l’Espace Voix de l’Ecole de Musique – Distinctions of the Voice Jury” — 12:10-12:45 p.m., January 20, Pasquerilla/Eisenhower Chapel, University Park Campus. Voice […] More

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    Alaska ER Doctor’s Paintings Follow Passage of Pandemic | Alabama News

    By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG, Homer News HOMER, Alaska (AP) — First Friday art talks typically become passive affairs, with artists discussing their works while visitors politely watch and listen. At the Jan. 7 opening of “The Mind of a Healthcare Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic” at the Homer Council on the Arts, artist and emergency physician […] More

  • Crypto group shamed for spending $3m on ‘Dune’ book, mistakenly believing it had acquired copyright to produce NFTs
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    Crypto group shamed for spending $3m on ‘Dune’ book, mistakenly believing it had acquired copyright to produce NFTs

    The spice must not flow for members of an NFT (non-fungible token) group that spent $3 million on a rare book detailing filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic novel Dunes. The book was donated in a Christie’s Paris sale on November 22 with an estimate of €25,000 to €35,000 and bought […] More

  • Save the date: Cascadia Art Museum to host Day of Remembrance event Feb. 20
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    Save the date: Cascadia Art Museum to host Day of Remembrance event Feb. 20

    The Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds is hosting a Memorial Day event next month to commemorate the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order began the incarceration of people of Japanese descent. Cascadia will commemorate this day on Saturday February 20 and will also celebrate the last day of the Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: The […] More

  • Broad Art Museum opens exhibit on Frida Kahlo
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    Broad Art Museum opens exhibit on Frida Kahlo

    EAST LANSING, Michigan — The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University opened on Kahlo without borders exhibits this weekend taking a closer look at Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her health throughout her life. “This exhibit was born out of a conversation with Cristina Kahlo, Frida’s great-niece,” said Museum Director-General Monica Ramirez-Montagut. Kahlo had […] More

  • Broad Art Museum opens exhibit on Frida Kahlo
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    Broad Art Museum opens exhibit on Frida Kahlo

    EAST LANSING, Michigan — The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University opened on Kahlo without borders exhibits this weekend taking a closer look at Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her health throughout her life. “This exhibit was born out of a conversation with Cristina Kahlo, Frida’s great-niece,” said Museum Director-General Monica Ramirez-Montagut. Kahlo had […] More

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    Hermes sues MetaBirkins NFT project over trademarks. May not be slam dunk – Ledger Insights

    Hermes, the luxury company with a market cap of 142 billion euros ($162 billion), has sued NFT creator Mason Rothschild, who designed the MetaBirkins NFTs. The New York lawsuit was filed last Friday alleging trademark infringement. At first glance, MetaBirkins seems like a simple trademark infringement, but we’re not so sure. If brands want to […] More

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