Archive for February, 2010

Whip of the week

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Posted: February 14th, 2010
at 8:08pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Although Paris in the 1800s is often associated with the art of Impressionism, with its light-filled landscapes and bustling boulevards, artists also probed the social and psychological depths of the period in more private media like prints, drawings, illustrated books, and small sculptures. This exhibition, organized by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, evokes the discreet world of individual collecting to tell a less familiar story of nineteenth-century art.

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Posted: February 14th, 2010
at 7:54pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Jake Wells - Strata

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Posted: February 14th, 2010
at 5:33pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Ask a Lawyer: What’s Fair in Fair Use?

"Fair Use" means that even though something is copyrighted (for example, a book, picture, speech, computer program, or architectural design), you can still legally use it for things like commentary, news reporting, and education. Whether you’re engaging in "fair use" or copyright infringement depends on a combination of factors:

How you use the copyrighted material, including whether your use is commercial, nonprofit, or educational: for example, if you want to use an excerpt from Catcher in the Rye to discuss literary theory with your graduate seminar or book club, you’re golden. But, if you want to write a prequel to Catcher about Holden Caulfield for your own profit, you’re busted. Finally, if your use of the copyrighted material is transformative creating a parody (remember Jib Jab’s This Land is Your Land"?) is the classic example then you’ve added sweat equity to the material and not stolen somebody else’s flash of genius. The nature of the copyrighted work: The more fact-based a work is, the more you can fair-use it. The law doesn’t want people to be ignorant dummies, and so it doesn’t like facts being kept from them by a copyright. How much of the copyrighted work you use: like cologne and f-bombs, the less you use the better. Whether your use hurts the monetary value of the copyrighted work. One of the goals of copyright law is to give creative people a financial incentive to make cool stuff. If your use takes away that incentive, for example, by downloading free music without permission, then you’re use isn’t fair.

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Posted: February 14th, 2010
at 1:20pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Olympic Spirit

Olympic Spirit from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

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Posted: February 13th, 2010
at 3:08pm by Koookiecrumbles


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My Ninja Please! 2.12.10 Live in the Ocean

This building that you see is the Gyre, an inverted underwater skyscraper. This sea bed scraper is 400 meters deep (around 1,312 feet). Four arms 1.25km in diameter extend from the center spire and act as buoys and also function as inner harbors and ports that can play host to huge ships. Starting off at 30,000 sq meters of space with each floor getting smaller down to 600 sq meters, the total floor area of the entire structure is 212,000sq meters. Designed by a Victoria BC based firm, the structure will be a recreation center boasting hotels, restaurants, gardens and shops. It will use alternative energy sources like the sun, wind and the ocean itself. Read more

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Posted: February 12th, 2010
at 1:39pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Francois Curiel on Christie’s Asia

HONG KONG- A bell rang out in the auction world late last month when Christie’s formally announced that world-renowned auctioneer Francois Curiel, a 40-year Christie’s veteran and leading jewelry expert, would be appointed president of the company’s Asia operation and director of its international jewelry department. Charming and driven, Curiel seems the perfect candidate to lead Christie’s expansion in the region given his success developing the auction house in New York (where he launched jewelry sales in 1977) and then Paris (where, as chairman of Christie’s France, he initiated a vast program of auctions in 2001). His arrival in Hong Kong is a clear indication of just how valuable Asia and particularly Mainland China has now become to the world’s leading auction houses. During his first week on the job, I sat down with Curiel in his Hong Kong office to talk about his formidable history with Christie’s, his plans for their future in Asia, and the Vivid Pink, the record-smashing diamond he sold at Christie’s in Hong Kong last fall.

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Posted: February 11th, 2010
at 6:15pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: bling,business,contemporary,development,auctions

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Quote of the Day

Don’t hire consultants. Hire your own 23-year-olds. via

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Posted: February 11th, 2010
at 2:24am by Koookiecrumbles


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South Asian Photography in East London

Curators and photographers talk us through an exhibition devoted to work from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Whitechapel gallery, and explain why they want to make people think again about our image of the continent.

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Posted: February 10th, 2010
at 2:41pm by Koookiecrumbles


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