Capsule Review: “New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape”


Title: “New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape: Toward a Better-Informed, Stronger Sector” Author(s): Sarah Lee and Peter Linett Publisher: Cultural Data Project Year: 2013 URL: Topics: research, data Methods: Theory/assertion, informed by synthesis of comments from a CDP-hosted online forum of researchers (disclosure: I was one of them), results from CDP’s internal strategicRead More

Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: Navigating Uncertainty

(This is the third post in a series on Fractured Atlas’s capacity-building pilot initiative, Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization. To read more about it, please check out Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: An Introduction.) I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a reluctant decision maker. When I go out to eatRead More

Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: An Introduction

(Cross-posted from the Fractured Atlas blog, as I expect many Createquity readers will be interested in this series. -IDM) If you’ve been paying any attention at all to technology trends the past few years, you know that we live in the era of Big Data. All of those videos we upload to YouTube, hard drivesRead More

The Cultural Data Project and Its Impact on Arts Organizations

One intersection of Data and art. Photo by Geoff Stearns.

For all of the predictions flying back and forth about what 2013 holds for the arts and culture sector in the United States, one of the few things we can say with near-certainty is that 2013 will be a year of major transition for the Cultural Data Project (CDP). Our sector’s largest-scale effort to quantify andRead More

Our View of Creative Placemaking, Two Years In

Photo by Amit Gupta

The NEA opens up about its process for defining and evaluating creative placemaking projects and initiatives, positing that almost any successful creative placemaking project would make a difference to its community in at least one of four ways: strengthening the infrastructure that supports artists and arts organizations; increasing community attachment; improving quality of life; and/or driving local economies.

Science Doesn’t Have All the Answers: Should We Be Worried?

On October 1 the science section of the New York Times ran two articles next to each other. One of them describes a recent study that concluded young children at play display behaviors similar to those of scientists, suggesting scientific inquiry is driven by human instinct. The other refers to the alarming extent to whichRead More

Around the horn: Highly Efffective edition

IN THE FIELD RIP Artnet Magazine; more here. I will always be grateful to Artnet’s Ben Davis for being just about the only arts journalist worth his salt during the whole Yosi Sergant debacle. Congratulations to GiveWell, which has announced a not-quite-merger with Good Ventures, an emerging foundation led by Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz (the latter is one of theRead More