Every Thursday, the writers of the Modern Blog will share a few items of interest that they've come across online. These links will generally relate to art, museums, artists, or perhaps they brought up ideas and concepts which we found worth exploring. Enjoy!
- The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute is combining crowd-sourcing with curation through their new uCurate program. (via The New York Times)
- iKono TV has created a video for this Saturday's Slow Art Day, so that people can experience it virtually. How Slow Art Day works: go to your local museum or art gallery, look at five pieces of art slowly (spending 5-10 minutes on each work) and then meet up with fellow participants to discuss your experiences. (via SlowArtDay.com)
- A fascinating series of self-portraiture by Jen Davis, "Seeing Yourself As Others Do". (Also via The New York Times)
- Some NYU researchers have gotten together and done a study on how art affects our brains. It turns out that the parts of our brains that respond to aesthetic stimuli are those that focus on "personally relevant matters" like personality traits, or contemplating our future. (via Futurity.org)
- An interesting article pondering the future of architectural criticism at The New Yorker once Paul Goldberger leaves for Vanity Fair. (via the New York Observer)
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