The New Age of Technology Promoting the Arts

http://www.nyartbeat.com/apps

Occasionally technology seems to detract from the arts — it promotes and supports mass media, pop culture and the lamentable decline of the average attention span — but developments like this new iPhone App mark an expansion of culture.  This type of technology broadens the marketing capacity especially of smaller museums with less resources.  Also, by unifying cultural news in one site, the site NY Art Beat allows the centralization of information catering to a specific audience and therefore maximizes access to a target audience. What makes this NYAB iPhone App particularly exciting is the potential mobility for art goers and art professionals to locate and attend exhibitions, shows and other events which are not as widely advertised as the blockbuster shows of the the 2000s.  When will this site, which is now also in Japan, move to other US cities?  Where is our LA Art Beat iPhone App?

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About projectpatrimonio

Helena Boyden Lamb, born 1985 in New York, has studied and worked in Politics, Heritage Ethics and Politics, and Opera Singing. Most recently, she is working in Brussels where she started in a European Think Tank and is now the Executive Office of a NGO which facilitates Youth Politics across the EU. She has a Bachelor with Honors from Stanford University, California in Classics: Politics and Heritage and a Masters with Honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK in European Identity. She has conducted academic or independent grant-funded research in the UK, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Albania. She was, previously, an archaeologist and an opera singer. Cynthia Querio is a Museum Educator currently living and working in Los Angeles. She is interested in heritage and identity politics and the role of museum education departments in the trajectory of this debate. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a 9 month graduate internship at the Getty Villa's education department and has continued to work in many museums in Los Angeles including LACMA and the Autry National Center. Her academic background is in the Classics, which was her major at Stanford University and which she continued to pursue with a Masters in the History of Classical Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
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