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links for 2010-07-27

  • "In the market paradigm found in museum gift shops and universities dining halls, common spaces are often designed to attract visitors to spend money. In the zoo paradigm, as exemplified by Facebook, exhibiting private behaviors in public is the engine for a hidden economy. In a tribe, meanwhile, the purpose of economic transactions is to cement social bonds, rather than the other way ’round."

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#DailyArtDose South Africa Round-Up

“TV Room” by Gabrielle Goliath
Week of July 5

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…The Naivety of Beiruth, Athi-Patra Ruga (image via:

Week of June 28

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links for 2010-07-01

  • Jim Johnson in regards to the protests surrounding BP funding of the arts: "I think we need to dispense with the moralism. What precisely is the alternative you propose? Government funding for the arts? Some sort of list of 'socially responsible' patrons? (How, in constructing such a list, do we decide which sins are the most egregious?) The art world (and the intellectual world more generally) is, let's face it thoroughly infused with commercial and political pressures. What is the alternative you are proposing?" (via the Art Law Blog)

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