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The Value of Museums

Museums are more than a collection of objects. Museums are more than a resource for a community. Museums are more than a place for solitude, for study, for socialising, for gathering, a place to learn, a place to find inspiration, a place to find joy. Museums are more than one thing to everyone who visits them.

In light of the proposal to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities I would like to request submissions to feature on this blog of all the things that your museum, art gallery or archive has done to bring value to your communities. Have you worked on a project for your visitors? Have you conducted research to explore something new in your field? 

Please email me at at gmail dot com to start the conversation. I can’t wait to begin featuring your stories.


REFIK ANADOL: Archive Dreaming (2017)

Commissioned to work with SALT Research collections, artist Refik Anadol employed machine learning algorithms to search and sort relations among 1,700,000 documents. Interactions of the multidimensional data found in the archives are, in turn, translated into an immersive media installation. Archive Dreaming, which is presented as part of The Uses of Art: Final Exhibition with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, is user-driven; however, when idle, the installation “dreams” of unexpected correlations among documents. The resulting high-dimensional data and interactions are translated into an architectural immersive space.

Shortly after receiving the commission, Anadol was a resident artist for Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence Program where he closely collaborated with Mike Tyka and explored cutting-edge developments in the field of machine intelligence in an environment that brings together artists and engineers. Developed during this residency, his intervention Archive Dreaming transforms the gallery space on floor -1 at SALT Galata into an all-encompassing environment that intertwines history with the contemporary, and challenges immutable concepts of the archive, while destabilizing archive-related questions with machine learning algorithms.

In this project, a temporary immersive architectural space is created as a canvas with light and data applied as materials. This radical effort to deconstruct the framework of an illusory space will transgress the normal boundaries of the viewing experience of a library and the conventional flat cinema projection screen, into a three dimensional kinetic and architectonic space of an archive visualized with machine learning algorithms. By training a neural network with images of 1,700,000 documents at SALT Research the main idea is to create an immersive installation with architectural intelligence to reframe memory, history and culture in museum perception for 21st century through the lens of machine intelligence.

SALT is grateful to Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence program, and Doğuş Technology, ŠKODA, Volkswagen Doğuş Finansman for supporting Archive Dreaming.

Location : SALT Gatala, Istanbul, Turkey
Exhibition Dates : April 20 – June 11
6 Meters Wide Circular Architectural Installation
4 Channel Video, 8 Channel Audio
Custom Software, Media Server, Table for UI Interaction



I just would like to apologize

For reblogging the post about the poster site thing and encouraging in filling a DMCA (without really wanting to). I just got that it was one of these trap sites that are not about reselling works, but getting people to fill DMCAs to give out their personal information, and I feel really stupid because this kind of art theft for electronic info robbery happened to me before and I feel grandly like an idiot for making that mistake. x_x

So again I’m sorry lmao. But do not worry about it, it’s not a kind of site that will last long, since it’s generated from galleries or archives from what I know.


Prints available here!

Hey guys! I’m starting university in the fall and I’m in need of more funds- I’ve applied for all the scholarships I can and I’m going to be working two jobs this summer but it still leaves unmet cost.

So, I will be selling prints of my artwork through society6. I have uploaded all of my senior AP Studio Art 2D concentration(pictured above), and will continue to upload more of my work as I scan it.

The artwork is not digital- they are high resolution scans of my actual works that are done in a variety of media- acrylic, watercolor, pen, collage- you name it. The availability of the sizes of prints depends on the resolution of the image, and the smaller works naturally don’t scan as large images, so the availability of larger print sizes is limited for some pieces.

Selling through society6 is slightly more expensive, but the quality is tenfold better than anything I could do with cheaper archival inks at home. As society6 states: “All art prints are gallery quality Giclée prints on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with appropriately sized borders for framing.“ This means you don’t have to worry about the image fading or yellowing in the sunlight.

I appreciate any and all purchases, and any reblogs. I’m going to try my hardest to be at least a slightly less poor college student.

Thanks guys!

Prints available here!

Ruki: tomorrow it’s finally time for BIAB3 at FujiQ Highland・Conifer Forest !! 🌋💣🔥
I’ve been waiting for this day ! ! today we rehearsed at the venue and it kept changing between rain and a clear sky, but at this point I’m just truly and extremely excited bout tomorrow, regardless of the weather!
either way, outdoor LIVES are great! 🙆 I’m already looking forward to seeing you all come together tomorrow, become one and go totally wild.
just a little longer till the LIVE!
everyone, your necks must have gone soft so while stretching and turning your heads, check out the attractions* while waiting! 🙋‍♂️🙋💣 tomorrow let’s do our best to have an amazing time and have so much fun that we’ll forget everything ! ! 🔥🔥#thegazette #liveinsummer17 #biab3 #fujikyuuhighland #openairlive #explosion #ImGettingExcitedButTheRainsGottaStop #DidYouMakeTeruTeruBōzus?
*Like the archive gallery, the food truck, the goods booth, etc. 

okay, so just because we like doing relatively the same types of rps, doesn’t mean we always have to play the same types of characters. there’s always the same recycled jobs throughout, which are musicians, dj’s, strippers, drug dealers, etc. etc., you get where I’m going. to hopefully add some diversity to our lives and have tons of muse, I created a list of 120 used and underused jobs. you can find them below:

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I wonder what the devs think of McCree/Hanzo

They probably look at the mountains of story and all their plans, which is void of any interaction between the two, and go: “What the fuck? How did you get here? We didn’t drive you here. We didn’t give you a map. There isn’t even a road leading from Hanzo to Mccree. No voice-lines, no lore, nothing.”

And the fandom just stands there at the end of a fucked up makeshift hiking trail, armed with only a single shoe and a pair of pants. They’re nailing a sign into the ground. McHanzo, it says.

The devs say, “That isn’t even a stop on this tour. You can’t just make up stops like that.”

The fandom does not care. Soon, they have built a small civilization. They analyze the meta. “It’s possible,” they say, “To get here based on these in-universe principles. With their backgrounds, they may have known each other.” There are archives. Art galleries. Civilization.

“Stop it.” the devs say, “Get back in the goddamn car.”

The fandom says “Not until they kiss.”

The devs slam their faces into the car horn continuously for the next six hours.

Gas mask baseball anyone? These World War I doughboys are ready for #ArchivesGameNight in any situation.

Excerpted from “Chemical Warfare Training, 1918-1919” 
Series: Historical Films, ca. 1914 - ca. 1936Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985

You’re invited to the @usnatarchivesArchives Hashtag Party! Come hang out on social media and explore highlights from archival collections around a different theme each month. This month’s theme is #ArchivesGameNight!  Check out the archives, libraries, galleries, and museums participating so far.

It’s #ArchivesGameNight!

“Soldiers in France engaged in a game of checkers in front of a Young Men’s Christian Association hut at one of the camps on the Aisne front.”

Series: American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917 - 1918Record Group 165: Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, 1860 - 1952

You’re invited to the @usnatarchivesArchives Hashtag Party! Come hang out on social media and explore highlights from archival collections around a different theme each month. This month’s theme is #ArchivesGameNight!  Check out the archives, libraries, galleries, and museums participating so far.

“…ask what you can do for your country.”

-President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, January 20, 1961

Today, May 23, is #JFK100 Social Media Day in celebration of the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth.

Join @jfklibrary, @ourpresidents, @usnatarchives, and other archives, museums, and cultural organizations as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Learn about the life, Presidency, and legacy of JFK through social media activities hosted by the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) community.

Experts will be on hand to talk about the impact of President Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and the Kennedy White House. Whether your interests are in science and innovation, arts and culture, public service, civil rights, or peace and diplomacy, there will be so much for you to explore!

Schedule and more at  #JFK100 Social Media Day

Cheers to #InternationalBeerDay!

Today is also the first day of @usnatarchives’ “Archives Hashtag Party” in which archives, museums, galleries, and libraries are invited to share highlights from their collections around a different theme each month. This month’s theme is #ArchivesSquadGoals and what could be more fun than exploring some beer records with your squad of friends? 🍻

Excerpted from Universal News, Volume 5, Release 128, Story #7. March 16, 1933.
Series: Motion Picture Releases of the Universal Newsreel Library, 1929 - 1967.  Collection: MCA/Universal Pictures Collection, 1929 - 1967

“Dumpsie” & “Waffles” are clearly thrilled about the  #ArchivesCute theme for this month’s #ArchivesHashtagParty!

“Dance stars lead dog’s life! —Dumpsie and Waffles in hectic rehearsals for big revue.”
From: Universal News Volume 3, Release 7 #1-10, January 19, 1931

You’re invited to the @usnatarchives’ Archives Hashtag Party! Come hang out on social media and explore highlights from archival collections around a different theme each month. This month’s theme is #ArchivesCute!  Check out the archives, libraries, galleries, and museums participating so far.