Reducing Information Pollution
Get ready for the onslaught of small data. Or non-data. Anti-data. Anything but big data.
Katherine Mitchell DiRico’s exhibition “Data Sets,” on view through Feb. 4 at Montserrat College’s Schlosberg Gallery, wants you to think about data, implies data, and establishes an aesthetic around data – all without any data. Her delicate, barely visible wall installations – pinned wire, some string, pencil marks, shockingly little color – look like carelessly copied musical scores, or perverse renderings of DaVinci’s geometric anatomical drawings. Pinned wire and string emanate from a central, tangled cluster, stretching out into incoherent, unequal directions.
I first met mixed media artist Clark Goolsby as he was unpacking a box of work during an installation for a solo exhibition in San Francisco earlier this year. As a gallery working for an artist for the first time, this unwrapping procedure can be very intimate for both parties. Perhaps I’m only speaking for myself—but it’s emotional. Seeing these works for the first time that few have seen before, there is a special dialogue that takes place between artist and the gallery they are unveiling these works to. The explanation of the works from the artist’s point of view during these types of unveiling processes is what I live for as a gallerist and curator.
The greatest threat to the future role of professional fund investors is not robots or regulators; it is information overload. There are tens of thousands of unique funds available for investment.
Each of those funds has thousands of points of information to be collected and analysed – both quantitative and qualitative. That’s a lot of information and, to complicate matters further, much of it is constantly changing.
Last year I turned off all my notifications. I stopped booking meetings. I started living asynchronously.
Now instead of being interrupted throughout the day — or rushing from one meeting to the next — I sit down and get work done.
I work a lot. I communicate with hundreds of people a day. I collaborate extensively. But I do so on my own terms, at my own tempo.
You can live more asynchronously, too. I’ll explain the benefits. I’ll show you how.
A lot has been written about how Silicon Valley, the global capital of startups and technology differs from the rest of the world. In this post we’ll use Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and San Francisco interchangeably. There’s more venture capital activity in Silicon Valley than anywhere else in the world and both the name and place are synonymous with innovation.
Caryl Churchill is one of England’s most influential playwrights. Works such as “Cloud Nine” (1979), “Top Girls” (1982) and “Drunk Enough to Say I Love You” (2006) have shaped the way contemporary dramatists engage issues of gender, sexuality and power while breaking new ground in terms of theatrical structure and narrative.
Museumgoers tend to be unaware of the vast network of copyright protections that underlie images of much of Modern and contemporary art, until they try to shoot a cellphone picture of a favorite painting and receive an embarrassing tut-tut from a guard.