Construction Update: We’re open! By car, access the parking garage from Groveland Terrace.
The Siege on Citizenship
“The cloud renders geography irrelevant,” writes James Bridle, “until you realize that everything that matters, everything that means you don’t die, is based not only on which passport you possess, but on a complex web of definitions of what constitutes that passport.” The case of Mohamed Sakr, a man deprived of his UK citizenship and later killed by a US drone, shows how such definitions are under attack.
Rethinking Collections Publishing for the Digital Age
For many in the museum world, the term scholarly collections catalogue can conjure daunting impressions: a book about a museum’s holdings, it involves years of collecting, researching, photographing, and writing, plus a huge printing budget, all to create a tome that is likely out of date the moment it hits the shelf. Enter The Living Collections Catalogue, the Walker’s new serial online publication.
Making the “Best Cat Video on the Internet”
In the bottomless pit of cat videos that is the Internet, Henri 2: Paw de Deux was in 2012 named the very best of them all. Filmmaker Will Braden, the video’s creator and incoming curator of the 2014 Internet Cat Video Festival, discusses that distinction, the current landscape of viral cat videos, and how the ennui-prone Henri stands out in a growing crowd of “celebricats.”
Projecting the City
What can a city be? This year’s Northern Spark festival activates downtown Minneapolis, the riverfront, and the greenway around the theme “Projecting the City.” Dozens of artists will fill the night with performances, interactive art, and playful interventions that imagine new futures for the city or celebrate the best of what we’ve got. Here are some of the projects we’re most excited to see.