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To be creative, learn these seven stages of creativity

• <b>Prioritize:</b> To have the space for creative work, you need to have a clear picture of what you’re doing in any given moment. The clearer your priorities, the more focused you can be on the task at hand. The <i>Getting Things Done</i> system can keep distractions out of your head, and in a “trusted system.” …

Creativity

Commentary: Reading news in the age of Trump? Think like a spy.

President-elect Donald Trump is clearly antagonistic toward the mainstream media. That attitude is unlikely to change after Inauguration Day. His disdain for journalists and reluctance to release details about his finances and business ventures may force journalists to rely increasingly on …

Donald Trump

Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News

Fake news.<p>We’ve used this phrase so many times in the past two months that it’s almost lost meaning — partly because it can mean so many different …

Journalism

Artist Aims to Stop Museum Loan of Painting to Trump Inauguration

Politics<p>George Caleb Bingham’s 1855 painting is in the national spotlight.<p>,<p>More than 1,800 people have signed a petition to stop the Saint Louis Art …

Mesmerizing Depictions of Magic and Witchcraft Throughout History

How the occult has been depicted in art, from mandrakes to palmistry.<p>In 1870, artist Robert Bateman painted an unusual scene. In it, a mandrake plant …

WSJ Editor: Dan Rather Preaching Journalistic Ethics is Like Keith Richards Preaching Abstinence

<i>Wall Street Journal</i> editor-in-chief Gerard Baker has come under criticism for his appearance on <i>Meet The Press</i> this past Sunday, specifically his …

Top US intelligence official calls fake news a 'grave concern'

Hacking isn't the only cyberthreat facing the US.<p>Russian interference in US politics also includes espionage and the spread of fake news, America's top intelligence official told the Senate on Thursday. He was speaking at a hearing on Capitol Hill that came after politicians called for details …

Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society

<b>Update:</b> <i>On March 9, 2018, I gave a talk expanding on my ideas in this post after a year of reflection/research. You can read the talk crib and watch</i> …

The U.S. Media’s Problems Are Much Bigger than Fake News and Filter Bubbles

The U.S. media has come under intense scrutiny, with analysts, politicians, and even journalists themselves accusing it of bias and sensationalism — of having failed us — in its coverage of the presidential election. Critics across the political spectrum have said that fake news and cyberattacks …

Artists, Carpe 2017 By Checking These 4 To Do’s O...

Get a jump start on a productive new year. We’ve compiled this helpful list for our Saatchi Art artists – four items sure to get you off on the right …

Social Media

This simple timeline puts the long, long history of slavery in perspective

The Twitter account @gloed_up shared this historical meme:<p>#BlackHistory pic.twitter.com/hpGyoxaR4W<p>— 1-800-WOKE-AF (@gloed_up) January 4, 2017

Reading W.E.B. DuBois’ Black Reconstruction, chapter three: The Planter.

Jamelle Bouie is Slate<i>’</i>s chief political correspondent.<p>I said I would do two chapters at a time, but this third chapter is so hefty that it deserves …

How to use reference images: 8 essential artists' tips

If you are an artist learning how to draw and paint in a representational style, chances are that you have used a reference image in your work at …

Inside Grayson Perry's sketchbook

From treasured childhood notebooks to drawing with his daughter, Perry’s sketchbooks are the place where the artist learns if an idea is ‘a goer or a dud’<p>My sketchbooks do not make up a smooth, continuous series, as at different times in my career the sketchbook has played different roles. I think …

Childhood

What do museums have in common with prisons? More than you might think, according to artist Andrea Fraser

Feb 25, '16 5:37 PM EST<p><i>The average crow takes less than two hours to travel from Sing Sing maximum-security prison to the Whitney Museum of American</i> …

First principles – Signal v. Noise

In January of 2006, a young comedian with a taste of doing stand-up in college, moved to New York to make it big.<p><i>I got $200 and dreams, let’s do this</i> …

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A Foundation's Mission to Spotlight Self-Taught Southern Black Artists

The Souls Grown Deep Foundation wants more Southern Black artists in major museum collections.<p>In 2010, the art historian and collector William S. Arnett came to the realization that the self-taught artists from the Deep South that he was collecting and writing about for more than 40 years weren’t …

7 Times Mathematics Became Art And Blew Our Minds

So pretty.<p>While maths might seem like a purely formulaic pursuit, the patterns and ratios it produces can help create some of history's most striking …

Women considered better coders – but only if they hide their gender

Researchers find software repository GitHub approved code written by women at a higher rate than code written by men, but only if the gender was not disclosed<p>When a group of computer science students decided to study the way that gender bias plays out in software development communities, they …

Computer Science

Why women are probably the best coders on GitHub

Women are better coders – that’s according to a preliminary analysis of bug-fixing suggestions made on GitHub that looked at how many fixes to code were accepted – but that’s only true if they hide their gender.<p>Contrary to popular views about coding, in the paper ‘Gender bias in open source: Pull …

Computer Science

Journal | BARBARA HEPWORTH - NOT FREE, BUT ADAPTABLE

I visited the Tate Britain last week, and took in the Barbara Hepworth show on the advice of others-I’m not usually a fan of that era of…

Tate Britain

Journal | I DON’T CARE ABOUT CONTEMPORARY ART ANYMORE?

But now I’m wondering if economics might kill painting off this time, along with a number of other kinds of work that we sometimes think of…

David Byrne

Why projects fail if they neglect research

Erika Hall’s The Secret Cost of Research is a great explanation of why research is essential for products to succeed:The reason design projects that …

UX Design

On Not Being a Production Artist

Turn sideways into the light as they saythe old ones did and disappearinto the originality of it all.Be impatient with easy explanationsand teach that part of the mindthat wants to know everythingnot to begin questions it cannot answer.David Whyte<p>I began my last post with a quote referring to as a …

Art, Science, and Folklore Tackle the Mysteries of Human Consciousness

Delve into the oddities of human consciousness at 'States of Mind,' a new exhibit at London's Wellcome Collection.<p><i>Still from Squeezed by Shadows, 2013, Carla MacKinnon © the artist</i><p>Human consciousness: it's something we all share (some of us more than others), yet barely understand. It's a tricky …

Improve Your Video and Photo Editing with a Gaming Mouse

Gaming peripherals are great for productivity as well as games—they often come with macro buttons you can program special commands for. Over at DIY …

How convolutional neural networks see the world

An exploration of convnet filters with Keras<p><b>Note: all code examples have been updated to the Keras 2.0 API on March 14, 2017. You will need Keras</b> …

Museums are keeping a ton of the world’s most famous art locked away in storage

Most of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work is in storage.<p>Nearly half of Pablo Picasso’s oil paintings are put away.<p>Not a single Egon Schiele drawing is on display.<p>Since the advent of public galleries in the 17th century, museums have amassed huge collections of art for society’s benefit. But just a tiny …

Museums

10 Must-Watch Illustration And Graphic Design Documentaries

Documentaries about design, typography, and illustration don’t usually rise to the forefront of public conscience, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t …