CultureFlash: Creating a Sharing Economy that Actually Shares (3/3/2016)
Arts, Technology, and Business Stories to Watch by Fractured Atlas
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OPINION: Creating a Sharing Economy that Actually Shares
“I believe that all nonprofits can build new systems of investment and support and new economies based on local knowledge and exchange by sharing proven tools and mechanisms for addressing community challenges.”
Website aims to offer images of all publicly owned art in Britain.
Although the public owns the art, about 80% is in storage, on the walls of council offices, fire stations hospitals and other civic buildings, or in the Palace of Westminster, where portraits line the walls of the Speaker’s magnificent reception rooms where the project was launched.
The complicated union of tech philanthropy and nonprofits.
It’s a modern relationship in a modern world. It’s a marriage full of promise. But does our culture’s celebration of the male-dominated tech world end up overshadowing critical skills like empathy that are required for social change?
The Metropolitan Museum amends its admission policy after settling class action lawsuit over alleged “misleading” language.
The museum will be “refining” (their word) the language on signs at all admission desks, their website, and all self-service ticket kiosks, replacing their current “recommended admission” signs with slightly less anxiety-inducing ones reading “suggested admission.”
Spotify helps users discover new music with “Fresh Finds” playlists which feature the best undiscovered music in their library.
A set of five new playlists under the ‘Fresh Finds’ moniker dig up undiscovered music in hip-hop, electronic, vocal pop, guitar driven and experimental genres. The overall playlist, Fresh Finds, combines every genre to create a 2-hour mix every week.
Facebook is being investigated in Germany for operating as a cartel.
“For advertising-financed internet services such as Facebook, user data is hugely important […] For this reason it is essential to also examine under the aspect of abuse of market power whether the consumers are sufficiently informed about the type and extent of data collected.”
During the Oscars boycott, acclaimed Black artists raised over $145,000 for Flint Water Crisis.
The ultimate in counter-programming, live-streamed on Sean Combs’ Revolt TV, #JusticeForFlint featured musical performances by Estelle, Vic Mensa, Jazmine Sullivan, Musiq Soulchild, Janelle Monáe and surprise guest Stevie Wonder.
Former inmates lose their right to listen to music purchased while incarcerated.
But, the lawsuit alleges, inmates are not informed during their initial purchase is that unless they also purchase a post-release MP3 player from ATG upon their release, they won’t have access to any of the songs or other audio files that they purchased during their incarceration.
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