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Elizabeth Merritt

A Texas superintendent ordered school librarians to remove LGBTQ books. Now the federal... - 0 views

  • The U.S. Education Department’s civil rights enforcement arm has launched an investigation into a North Texas school district whose superintendent was secretly recorded ordering librarians to remove LGBTQ-themed library books.
  • accused the district of violating a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender. The ACLU complaint was based largely on an investigation published in March by NBC News, ProPublica and the Tribune that revealed that Granbury’s superintendent, Jeremy Glenn, instructed librarians to remove books dealing with sexual orientation and people who are transgender.
  • An Education Department spokesperson confirmed the investigation and said it was related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of sex, gender and sexual orientation.
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  • After a volunteer review committee voted to return all but a few of the titles, two disgruntled members of the committee filed a police report in May accusing district employees of providing “pornography” to children, triggering a monthslong criminal investigation by Hood County Constable Chad Jordan, which remained open as of August.
  • The ACLU of Texas made similar legal arguments in another civil rights complaint filed last month against the Keller Independent School District in North Texas in response to a policy banning any books that mention “gender fluidity.” The Education Department has yet to decide whether to open an investigation in Keller,
  • the nonprofit PEN America, which has tracked thousands of school book bans since last year,
  • If the Education Department finds Carroll students’ rights have been violated, experts said, the federal agency could require the district to implement the same types of diversity and inclusion training programs that conservative activists have fought to block in Southlake.
Lisa Eriksen

Qatar: new emir, new broom? - Telegraph - 0 views

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    World power shift as small countries have much bigger roles - and new, well-funded museums.  Younger leaders are taking charge as well.  
Ariane Karakalos

New School Leads Conversation on the Future of Learning | The New School News - 0 views

  • The conference, hands-on workshops, science fair, performances, and other activities run October 10–16, one project is currently on view in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design. The Assignment Book is an exhibition curated by Scholz and Christiane Paul, director of the graduate media studies program at The New School for Public Engagement and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, that poses questions for the audience. It features work by artist Luis Camnitzer that grapples with some unresolved questions about digital learning, and is solicited visitors to the gallery to add to the conversation, subverting the traditional role of the artist as teacher. There will be a discussion about this exhibition between Camnitzer and Paul on October 11.
Ariane Karakalos

Four Ways to Keep the Museum Experience Relevant | Fast Company - 0 views

  • The event was successful from both historical and new metrics. Attendance surpassed projections and 1,700 new memberships were generated just from people waiting in line for the exhibition. More importantly for Ferriso, the city-wide experience changed how people perceive the museum.
  • Chinese residents from Chinatown got involved for the first time.
  • Kids showed up by the busloads. Local restaurants hosted after-parties for young patrons, and robust blog discussions were moderated by some of Portland's design community. By extending the conversation throughout the city, the museum was able to attract a new audience and re-energize its traditional base.
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  • Ferriso understood that the ability of the museum to involve more people in the conversation was based on the relevancy of the content.
  • The CDN content was particularly relevant to Portland and had the potential to attract a new audience--the young creative class.
  • Portland has had a long trade relationship with China due to its location in the Pacific Northwest, and city officials intend to forge even closer ties. Portland's entrepreneurs and business people are interested in understanding more about this global force that is transforming the sociopolitical dynamic of the world. In addition, the exhibition's focus on design, though not traditional for the museum, connected with Portland's thriving design community.
  • triggered local businesses that were not previously involved with the museum to get involved
  • Discussions are ongoing about bringing in more exhibitions that are relevant to local businesses.
  • They invited a small number of people from the creative community who they knew would help stimulate conversation, like a good host at a dinner party. These creators hosted their own events and were invited to blog on the exhibition's Web site.
  • The bigger challenge for the museum was releasing control of the conversation. Museums are historically cautious, and protective of the intellectual rigor of each exhibition.
  • Curation: Stay true to who you are."At the end of the day, you still need to present a point of view," said Jay. "Curation is still king." The museum was able to successfully move beyond the traditional museum experience and remain authentic because it understood its core promise--inspiring conversations through art and culture. The medium of social media did not become the museum's promise, but a means to connect with a new generation of potential patrons. It remained committed to curatorial rigor, the selection of collaborators was strategic, and the topic was timely and meaningful. By staying true to its purpose, the museum was able to be relevant to this new generation without alienating its traditional patrons. An 85-year-old board member said it best: "CDN allowed the museum to rethink how it connects with people."
  • New metrics are being discussed to measure the value of the conversations generated by the museum. Ideas include measuring repeat visits to the museum, quality of conversations, and influence (how do you measure the impact of inspiring the next Frank Gehry?).
Karen Wade

Report: Latinos divided by nation of origin - Longmont Times-Call - 0 views

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    While this isn't new news, it did make the front page today (meaning, actually, it's old news).
Ruth Cuadra

"Stacked" by Michael Harris | The Walrus | April 2012 - 1 views

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    Building a new library building gave designers and librarians a new way to think about what a library can be to a community.  Digital and physical coexist and people are a primary focus. Could a museum do as well?  How can you achieve this level of integration and community involvement without building a new building?
David Bloom

Data in a human context - 0 views

  • Data in a human context March 6, 2012 to Data Art  •  Comments (3)  •  Share on Twitter Jer Thorp, a data artist in residence at The New York Times, shows off some of his work (like this and this) and speaks about the connection between the real world and the mechanical bits we know as data. Worth your 17 minutes.
  • a data artist in residence at The New York Times, shows off some of his work (like this and this) and speaks about the connection between the real world and the mechanical bits we know as data.
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    Gets to the human context at ~13:30 mins. Great illustration of how to make meaning from the seemingly meaningless, or at least from data that we don't usually connect to our daily experience.
Elizabeth Merritt

Quantum computers are many years away from cracking crypto: MIT Tech Review - 0 views

  • Condensed matter theory physicist and quantum information expert Sankar Das Sarma has argued in MIT Technology Review that quantum computers remain a very long way away from cracking RSA-based cryptography.
  • An example of the methodology in crypto is the creation of a new wallet that generates a public address and private key.
  • Quantum security is seen as a major issue in the blockchain and crypto sector and it is widely believed that powerful quantum computers will one day become advanced enough to hack current cryptography.
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  • cracking cryptography is currently well beyond the grasp of current computing power.
Ruth Cuadra

Repellent slime has material virtues | Molecules | Science News - 0 views

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    A new study that examines the mechanical properties of threads made from hagfishes' slimy mucus finds the fibers are both strong and stretchy, and may serve as a model for creating superior new materials.
Ruth Cuadra

Ripples from the Zambezi: Passion, Entrepreneurship and the Rebirth of Local ... - Siro... - 0 views

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    a cautionary tale for futurists "...in 1860 a group of  futurologists was asked to predict how New York City would look in 100 years.  They all agreed that by 1960, New York City would not exist because to move the population of that city would have required six million horses, and the manure of six million horses would have created such a problem that the city would have had to have been abandonded!"
Ileana Maestas

Alternative to Traditional School Funding - Walt Gardner's Reality Check - Education Week - 0 views

  • Budget shortfalls are forcing states to come up with novel solutions for the wide disparities between poor and affluent school districts. The latest reminder was a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling in May that ordered the Legislature to increase spending for only the 31 poorest urban districts ("Court Orders New Jersey to Increase Aid to Schools," The New York Times, May 24). Not surprisingly, the decision did not please the other districts in the state. In light of the problem in New Jersey and in other states as well, perhaps it's time to consider what is known as weighted student funding. The Summer 2011 issue of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management contains a study by Helen F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske titled "Weighted Student Funding in the Netherlands: A Model for the U.S.?" For the past quarter of a century, the Netherlands has been using a version of WSF for all its elementary schools serving children from ages 4 to 12.
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    Alternative funding for traditional schools
Shelby Graham

Tang Museum director to lead innovative museum project at UC Santa Cruz - 0 views

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    The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division announced today that John Weber-currently Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York-has been hired to guide the development of a new institute of the arts and sciences.
Lisa Eriksen

Facebook Releases A Cleaner, Mobile-Friendly News Feed | Co.Design | business + design - 1 views

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    Will this cement Facebook as the "go to" social and news media tool, or is it too late?  
Ruth Cuadra

Food, odor-resistant gym clothes arrive at ISS - 1 views

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    ...outfits designed to resist bacteria and odor. The new gym clothes should keep the exercising astronauts smelling a lot better...
Karen Wade

Navigating a Changing Economy: A New Normal for Museums? | Engaging Places - 0 views

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    Looking at what the new normal will be for museum funding and how we can benefit from the change.
Ruth Cuadra

Muslim Women, YouTube, and Third Space - 1 views

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    New media technology provides a "Third Space" where some Muslims who are using social media to contest gender assumptions, normative aspects of religious practice, and cultural experience. In this context, YouTube offers such a space as an informal meeting place to create community and to express new identities.
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    Interesting! And great to know about in the context of our soon-to-launch online exhibition, Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices.
Ruth Cuadra

10 Innovative Materials To Look Out For In 2012 - 0 views

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    it is estimated that 70% of all new product innovation is based on materials with new or improved properties.
David Bloom

The differences between science fiction and science fact change over time, and our opin... - 0 views

  • SCIENCE fiction often gets a bad press from scientists, but firing our imagination about science and technology is absolutely vital. Sharing a vision of the good society, in which everybody has what they need to live well, is crucial to working towards it. So how do we imagine the contribution of science and technology to creating just futures?
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    A little something about science, science fiction and the future.
Ruth Cuadra

Poof goes the middle class - latimes.com - 0 views

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    With wages falling and inequality increasing, new ideas are needed to prevent the emergence of a new underclass.
Megan Conn

Governor Brown signs driverless cars bill » Redding Record Searchlight - 0 views

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    Ok, no longer an obscure "scan hit" faint on the horizon... news about driverless cars has come to my small town's local newspaper! 
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