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collecting, researching, photographing, and writing, plus a huge printing budget, all to create a tome that is likely out of date the moment it hits the shelf.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.”
U.S. Bank: A Win-Win Partnership on the Links
Returning for a summer of big fun, Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden features two new courses with several favorites from last year and some brand new hazards. As part of its mini-golf sponsorship, U.S. Bank offers its credit-card holders $4.50 off an 18-hole round, and customers approved for any new credit cards at U.S. Bank branches this summer can…