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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is famous for defining and disseminating the idea of ‘flow.’
What the crisis at Harvardâs ART Institute says about the precarious state of theatre training in higher education.
The book’s author, Roberta Bernstein, says there is a clear consistency to his practice
From twistification to storm caves to slushburgers, the U.S. has quite the history of local language quirks.
“Between two such beings as he and I, the one a perfect volcano, the other boiling too, inwardly, a sort of struggle was preparing.”
Buckle up for a literary road trip through the nation’s heartland.
If music companies were brands, which labels did record nerds trust most? The results are in via an informal poll of critics, influencers, music industry veterans, and vinyl enthusiasts conducted
Chris Young mixes a unique version of the vital fluid for every violent scene….
IFAR has uncovered a cache of poorly executed fakes supposedly once owned by a wealthy German immigrant who went mad and left the art to his servants—but no trace in official records
New research finds there’s an advantage to starting music lessons in late childhood.
Twelve seismic months heralded a new age; we still feel their impact today….
Instagram is on the rise, and each day, more and more compelling reasons arise to consider it within your social marketing process…
This time of year, I always get the back-to-school blues. Not, mind you, because I have to go back to school, but because other people get to, and I have to keep on being an employed adult…
There are some things that one just shouldn’t do or say to a photographer. In this video from Lok Cheung, we see some absolutely perfect examples of how to not act around a photographer…
Choosing a backdrop for use in the studio largely comes down to personal preference. In this video, photographer Joe Edelman tells us everything we need to know about working with seamless paper backdrops. Which to buy and how to care for them…
Right now, a conflict photographer named Eduardo Martins is supposedly driving around in a van somewhere in the Australian outback…
Fairly easy to make, this project is perfect for kids or for providing a simple means of showcasing how minor variables will create unique geometric art…
Titles can add impact and another dimension to the experience of art.
The great cultural and religious schism of the 16th century democratised music and participation, creating the template for modern classical music
Note by note, machines are learning to express themselves. But if you think the fusion of artificial intelligence and music is bound to produce soulless, robotic-sounding tunes, Taryn Southern urges you to give our weird future another listen….
Most brain training programs are little more than memory games.
The Village Voice halts its print edition, but the model it pioneered lives on (sort of).
Young YouTube stars work hard to look authentic and accessible, and they can make millions of dollars doing it. But the pressure to appear perfect while living online can sometimes be too much.
Stanford University’s Global Medieval Sourcebook is a new online compendium of English translations for overlooked Middle Ages texts.
Richard Pearson, jailed in January for selling 14 forged drawings and paintings, to pay only nominal sum due to lack of assets
Publishing is a tough industry. Building an audience can be hard, competition is tight, profit margins even tighter, and most authors have annual wages below the poverty line. Making your way to the still-coveted New York Times best-seller list remains…
It is always amazing to watch a laser cutter in action, but seeing one burn beautiful designs into paper is truly mesmerizing.
National Portrait Gallery exhibition of Victorian photographers will push beyond “insalubrious accusations” against Carroll
A new study represents a new low for pop psychology.
Da Vinci’s organ-viola-harpsichord is an instrument of genius.
Inside the fight against the Digital Millennium Copyright Act–and what designers can do about it.
You’re making a huge mistake if you think you don’t need to know color theory as a photographer. Learn simple tweaks to make a big difference in your image!
A wall of 100 lava lamps at Cloudflare’s San Francisco office isn’t just for kitsch it is quietly encrypting information.
The Pantone Color Institute has announced that they’ve created
Photoshopping didn’t begin with Photoshop, and indeed the early masters of Photoshopping did it well before anyone had even dreamed of the personal computer, let alone a means to manipulate images on one.
As a self-employed artist, I rely on commissions more so than selling my work in galleries. However, some artists are not great negotiators or business-minded, and art commissions that start off optimistic can sometimes turn into a sour experience. These 8 tips will help you maintain good clients, manage their expectations, and produce work with […]
Wise marketers embrace art as integral to what they do, as much as strategy and execution are. Discover the benefits of adopting a more artistic mindset…
Here are 30+ free Instagram tools to try today: photo editing apps, planning tools, analytics, and more.
Fernando Abellanas transformed the underside of a concrete bridge in Valencia into a hidden workspace.
Learn how to write a paragraph in todayâs world of screens and gadgets. The rules have changed and writers must change with them….
Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves
“People are consuming the musical equivalent of McDonalds: processed, mass produced, and flavorless.”
You can learn to be more creative in certain ways. But thatss just one side of the neurological coin.
Martin Herbert’s latest book, published by Sternberg Press, is about 10 artists who play with the system, struggle against it, or walk away altogether.
British researchers find a strong link between cultural engagement and participating in activities that benefit the community.
Want to create a hit song that will get you on the Billboard Top 10? Then you’re gonna need a committee. According to a new study, the number of writers and publishers on hit songs has increased substantially. In the 1960s, an average hit song on the Billboard Top 10 had an average of 1.87 …
Over the last decade, female writers have come to dominate crime fiction, a genre traditionally associated with men. But their appeal goes beyond the byline.
Don’t expect your best stuff to suddenly appear by magic. You can throw ideas up against the wall until somehow the fairy dust of your creative gift is released by the gods and floats down over all. But before any of that can happen, you need to figure out what you’re trying to say.
From an international zine shop in Shanghai to New York’s iconic bookstore for designers, here’s our list of the top design-oriented bookstores.
The messaging is clear. These covers are code for women’s fiction i.e. breezy, easy, accessible…
Stuck on what to write next? Head to a flea market or antique shop for some vintage-style inspirationâor use one of these great vintage postcards to jump-start your stories!
Full-time writing can be a feast or famine profession. Many writers dabble in it, and do not earn more than a few hundred dollars per …
For all those who are just starting off with Photoshop, Adobe has launched a free YouTube course to introduce you to the software and its most important features. Even if you already have some experience there may still be something new to learn. …