Every fortnight I curate a few of the observations and insights that had been shared on social media. I name these Friday’s Finds.
@qcroll — “The century of the speaker is over: Once, we did everything for the speaker’s convenience, gathering in one place. Now, we do everything for the community, because speakers, sponsors, and the audience trust us to gather the best people.”
@bhargreaves — “Everyone crowing about a permanent remote future where they live in Boise but earn their current NYC/SF salaries is gonna be real pissed when they discover they’ll live in Boise but earn Manila/Bucharest salaries.”
@yaneerbaryam — “Bureaucracies exist in order to say no. They wouldn’t be needed if they said yes. So the people who rise to the top, and the culture, are an automatic ‘We don’t do that’.”
@delphina777 — “propaganda does not need to be persuasive, only pervasive — its secondary purpose is to convince — its primary purpose is to exhaust”
“The WPA-era art programs reflected a trend toward the democratization of the arts in the United States and a striving to develop a uniquely American and broadly inclusive cultural life,” the National Gallery explains. Art from this era “offers a window through which to explore the social conditions of the Depression, the mainstreaming of art and birth of ‘public art,’ and the opening of government employment to women and African Americans.” Opponents of the packages pushed again with crimson baiting. Arts funding underneath the WPA was led to 1943 by a Congress, says scholar of the interval Francis O’Connor, who might “look at two blades of grass and see a hammer and sickle.”
Have you found any instruments (technological or in any other case) which have been notably helpful for distant working?
I’ve been utilizing videoconferencing for meet ups, however I discover it saps me of vitality and barely delivers the very best of me. Twitter has been invaluable. Not simply as a helpful useful resource for ‘work’, however for my must discover and share my very own creativity, and the creativity of others. It is essential to familiarise your self with all of the communication instruments you probably can, however by no means really feel compelled to make use of them in the best way others do. Make your personal decisions whereas additionally understanding that you simply generally must park your personal preferences within the pursuits of others.
If America enters the following wave of coronavirus infections “with the wealthy having gotten somehow wealthier off this pandemic by hedging, by shorting, by doing all the nasty things that they do, and we come out of our rabbit holes and realize, ‘Oh, my God, it’s not just that everyone I love is unemployed or underemployed and can’t make their maintenance or their mortgage payments or their rent payments, but now all of a sudden those jerks that were flying around in private helicopters are now flying on private personal jets and they own an island that they go to and they don’t care whether or not our streets are safe,’ then I think we could have massive political disruption.”