Yesterday was Friday the 13th, which has long been a day vested with superstitions and wary glances, but with January 20th just around the corner, there are gre...
Yesterday was Friday the 13th, which has long been a day vested with superstitions and wary glances, but with January 20th just around the corner, there are greater things to make your hair stand on end. Whether you’re thrilled or devastated - anything but apathetic - Inauguration Day has everyone coming out of the worm works, including renowned artists and critics, urging America to take a stand with them against Donald Trump's presidency.
“No Work, No School, No Business. Museums. Galleries. Theaters. Concert Halls. Studios. Nonprofits. Art Schools. Close For The Day. Hit The Streets. Bring Your Friends. Fight Back,” reads the invitation to the #J20 Art Strike, an art initiative that has brought together Cindy Sherman, Richard Serra, Marylin Minter and Barbara Kruger, among others, to protest on inauguration day.[caption id="attachment_73789" align="aligncenter" width="710"] New York’s Election Issue cover, created by Barbara Kruger[/caption]
Through resistance, collaboration and, of course, art, the collective hopes to combat a “toxic mix of white supremacy, misogyny, xenophobia, militarism, and oligarchic rule,” or, to use the boiled down colloquialism, ‘Trumpism." Art strike is calling artists to reinvigorate their art, politicize their work, and use their creativity as a catalyst for change.
"Like any tactic, it is not an end in itself, but rather an intervention that will ramify into the future,” the invitation body reads. “It is not a strike against art, theater, or any other cultural form. It is an invitation to motivate these activities anew, to reimagine these spaces as places where resistant forms of thinking, seeing, feeling, and acting can be produced."[caption id="attachment_73786" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Serra's highly political work preceding Trump[/caption]
As it stands, over 80 artists and critics are involved in the initiative, all pledging to close up shop for the day and hit the streets in protest. It's an opportunity for public accountability and expression, and, if nothing else, a pretty kickass squad of artists to kick up rebellion with.
Although marches and protests are a rather watered-down battle tactic (or as art critic Jonathan Jones might say, futile), art strike admits it has no expectation that closing public art venues could in any shape or form effect policy. Its sole aim it to be an impediment, an operation well within the means of the art world, and a way to gain traction.
To join, or for more information on artist participants, check out the invitation on e-flux.
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Yesterday, YouTube launched Super Chat, a new tool for creatives to make money off their live streams. For a small fee, the new feature allows followers to raise their voice just an octave higher than the rest, highlighting their comment and pinning it to the top of the chat for up to five hours. Followers can bid as little or as much as they want for a slot at the top of the comment chain. The more you pay, the more air time you get.
Of course, this is a huge benefit for followers - five glorious hours under the eyes of an idol - but because followers have to pay cold hard cash to have their comments recognized, it’s an even bigger perk for creators.
Super Chat follows a series of creator-conscious debuts for YouTub, like the newly introduced Creator Hub, endorsement for new talent on YouTube’s Trending page, and supportive social communities for rising video creators.
If the new tool sounds familiar it’s probably because it is. Super Chat is the replacement system for Fan Funding (a similar social program) and carries close resemblance to Cheering, Twitch’s system for bridging the gap between vid-stars and followers.[caption id="attachment_73767" align="aligncenter" width="558"] Here's a look at the pricing[/caption]
As of now, the tool is still in beta testing and the guinea pigs include Great Library, iHasCupquake, and Alex Wassabi. So far, the only red herring on the horizon is the system’s lack of filter, a.k.a. there’s plenty of space for hateful, lewd or the generally digressive comments. For now, creators will have to pluck out their own trolls and keep tabs on the inappropriate remarks.
If all goes well in beta, YouTube plans to go global with the tool January 31st, extending services to creators in 20 countries and followers in over 40 countries.[post_title] => YouTube’s 'Super Chat' Pins Comments for Cash [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => youtubes-super-chat-pins-comments-for-cash [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-13 16:43:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-13 21:43:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=73764 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 73688 [post_author] => 47242 [post_date] => 2017-01-13 14:00:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-13 19:00:26 [post_content] => In a fun search of ‘How did Netflix and Chill actually become a thing?’ I’m reminded of the fateful day Netflix rolled out “The Switch." Admittedly a marketing flop, the notion of “The Switch”—a Netflix service that dims the lights, sets the mood, puts on your favorite program, and even orders you Tom Kha Kai a la carte—gained cultural relevancy in slang reference, meme, and pretty much every millennial currency imaginable. Its semantic weight was simple: let’s pretend to watch a movie for 30 minutes and then hit the sheets for anything from low-level hand stuff to casual sex.As a newly single lady, however, and one who’s been beguiled into watching Black Mirror, Bob’s Burger’s, and even The Crown (by my dear PBS-loving Grandparents), I don’t think I should have to gussy up to some guy I met at the laundromat in order to 'Netflix and Chill.' So, here’s a quick guide to binge TV and chilling—with your own bad self.Step 1. Know the original roots of 'Netflix and chill'Forget that it’s short hand for hooking up. According to a 2015 Huffington Post article:
"In the innocent days of 2009, 'Netflix and chill' really did mean 'chilling out and watching Netflix.' It was a solo activity. There you were, sitting on your sofa, the latest season of whatever-it-is buzzing away in front of you, the 'chill' part of the equation very much not a euphemism for anything at all."Keep this in mind when you 'Netflix and chill' solo. Are you doing justice to the root meaning of the term? Are you slashing back the layers of tweaks and alterations that have sullied the phrase into a synonym for sex? Yes, you are. So pat yourself on the back, grab the Cheetos, and settle in on the couch/bed/futon.Step 2. Channel your inner criticFor all the two-star horror films and cheap documentaries on Netflix, there is some true quality stuff out there. Get into something killer, follow that plot sequence, and step into the mind of the character. Think of it as an act of empathy, or method acting from your living room. Also, if you're into photography, we've got a long list of recommendations.Step 3. Remember that it's a marathon, not a sprintTerrible movies and casual sex go together like the best of pairs. It's what the goofy, lovable and weak-jawed acting roles were made for. In a conspiracy theory I just made up, it’s actually what Kevin James and Adam Sandler were secretly set out to do by the movie industry. No one can sit through an hour and a half of two-cent comedic delirium. No one. Is it any wonder that 15 minutes into the movie viewers are turning to whoever is sitting next to them in desperate plea for distraction? It’s a victory to sit through 90 minutes of ‘fun for the whole family.’ It’s a triumph to reach the credits. I would never wish The Ridiculous Six upon anyone, but if you’re up to the challenge your attention and dedication is truly unsurpassed.Step 4. Optimize your recommendation algorithmAlthough you’re totally cool to hit it solo tonight, at some point you may want to have someone over to chill. Get that algorithm ready. No one wants to see you skipped your way through The Office, denying all sequence and proprietary order, or that you half-assed it only watching half of Stranger Things. Let your algorithm show sophistication and stamina. Alternatively—because you shouldn’t feel like you need to hide Gilmore Girls—you can set up a second account like a real adult.Step 5. Take no shame in self-indulgenceWine. Beer. Liquor. Ice cream. Popcorn. Seamless. These are the snacks, or door-to-door service that can endlessly bring you snacks, enjoyable with a partner but also enjoyable by yourself. Think about it: no sharing, no chick you met yesterday caring if you suck on the half popped-kernels and spit them back out, just you and the bowl.Step 6. Maybe have sex anywayJust because you’re not Netflix and chilling doesn’t mean you can’t nab a slice. You have standards. You expect a proper date, courtship, at least a drink and some casual gabbing at minimum to deem anything a ‘date.' After you’ve binge watched House of Cards or gotten deep enough into Friends to realize that Charlie was, in fact, the only developed black character, and does production even value diversity, at all? Feel free to go out with friends or take yourself out for a drink. Everyone needs that sometimes.Or, take Urban Dictionary’s notion of ‘Netflix and Chill for One’ to heart. I can’t tell you how to do that one. [post_title] => How to Shamelessly Netflix and Chill Alone [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-to-shamelessly-netflix-and-chill-alone [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-14 12:43:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-14 17:43:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=73688 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ))