To start off the new month (and I promise none of these will lead you to a silly April Fool’s joke) I thought I’d provide a little “pick ‘n mix” of what I’ve browsed lately that is of interest to curators:

  • Hanne Mugaas and Cory Arcangel have compiled (curated!) a very interesting list of art videos on YouTube, as part of a larger project entitled Art Since 1960 (According to the Internet). Definitely worth a look, set aside a bit of time if you dare click here!
  • Interviews on curating.info are coming up in the next few months (they are still in the incubator!) but for now go read this good (though brief) interview with curator Lu Jie on Artkrush.
  • In a détournement of the office football pool, Leisure Arts has created a championship pool for curators. While I’m unsure how it works precisely (sports pools are clear since there are matches of one team versus another, and I’m uncertain how one curator is pitted against another) it is an amusing concept nonetheless. Check it out here.
  • The Museums and the Web conference is in just ten days! Read the conference abstracts and full papers here.
  • d/Lux/MediaArts has just released the Coding Cultures Handbook, which offers some interesting perspectives on digital tools, social networks, and open labs – all concepts which have, will, and in some cases, truly should influence curatorial and museological models.

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