Art and Culture

March 27, 2013
Sir Anthony van Dyck

The Digital Connoisseur

The BBC recently covered a sensational discovery: The authentication of a previously unknown portrait by the 17th Century master, Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641). What makes this story even more memorable is that the painting was first spotted online. In other words, this is a rare example of digital connoisseurship. This […]
March 4, 2013
Amanda Palmer

Online Philanthropy Hits the Streets

After reading repeatedly about Kickstarter and this new era of creative philanthropy, it’s interesting to see how the mechanics of such coin-in-cup operations are continuing to develop. The music industry has seen an unprecedented shift in business in the last fifteen years, attempting clumsily to keep up with technology and […]