(via Investing in Immersive Theater on Governors Island)
Set against the economic optimism and then despair of a family-owned paper company going public, Trade Practices, presented by HERE on Governors Island, asks audience members to invest in its story lines. The immersive theater production that kicked off on Labor Day Weekend stages the experience around a trading floor, where your interest in various characters is turned into an experiment in value.
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(via Investing in Immersive Theater on Governors Island)

Set against the economic optimism and then despair of a family-owned paper company going public, Trade Practices, presented by HERE on Governors Island, asks audience members to invest in its story lines. The immersive theater production that kicked off on Labor Day Weekend stages the experience around a trading floor, where your interest in various characters is turned into an experiment in value.

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(via A Floating Library on the Hudson)
It isn’t often you’re given the luxury of unwinding in a library aboard an old vessel, unless you’re Charles Darwin or Steve Zissou. For one month, however, the historic Lilac Museum Steamship—the last steam-propelled lighthouse tender in the country—docks by the Hudson River, open to the public as a floating library, free of charge. Organized by artist Beatrice Glow, the project transforms the cabins of the 81-year-old ship into reading nooks, with the main deck functioning as an outdoor reading space complete with inviting cushions stacked on wooden pallets.
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(via A Floating Library on the Hudson)

It isn’t often you’re given the luxury of unwinding in a library aboard an old vessel, unless you’re Charles Darwin or Steve Zissou. For one month, however, the historic Lilac Museum Steamship—the last steam-propelled lighthouse tender in the country—docks by the Hudson River, open to the public as a floating library, free of charge. Organized by artist Beatrice Glow, the project transforms the cabins of the 81-year-old ship into reading nooks, with the main deck functioning as an outdoor reading space complete with inviting cushions stacked on wooden pallets.

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(via Lack of Air-Conditioning Warps Raphael Painting at Rome Museum)
In order to visit the Galleria Borghese in Rome, you must buy timed tickets online in advance. The museum is so popular that it’s near impossible to get next-day, let alone day-of, tickets (tomorrow is sold out). People flock from all over the world to see its treasures, which include artworks by Bernini, Caravaggio, Titian, Rubens, and Raphael.
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(via Lack of Air-Conditioning Warps Raphael Painting at Rome Museum)

In order to visit the Galleria Borghese in Rome, you must buy timed tickets online in advance. The museum is so popular that it’s near impossible to get next-day, let alone day-of, tickets (tomorrow is sold out). People flock from all over the world to see its treasures, which include artworks by Bernini, Caravaggio, Titian, Rubens, and Raphael.

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(via Counter-Competition Seeks Alternatives to Controversial Guggenheim Helsinki)
As the official Guggenheim Helsinki design competition drew to a close this week, a rival contest was announced: Next Helsinki, backed by the New York architecture and urban policy think tank Terreform, Finnish nonprofit arts organization Checkpoint Helsinki, and the Gulf Labor offshoot Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (GULF) along with Occupy Museums.
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(via Counter-Competition Seeks Alternatives to Controversial Guggenheim Helsinki)

As the official Guggenheim Helsinki design competition drew to a close this week, a rival contest was announced: Next Helsinki, backed by the New York architecture and urban policy think tank Terreform, Finnish nonprofit arts organization Checkpoint Helsinki, and the Gulf Labor offshoot Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (GULF) along with Occupy Museums.

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(via Portraits of the “Enemy” Challenge Abuses of American Power)
At the height of the Iraq War in 2006, attorney Susan Burke invited fashion photographer Chris Bartlett to focus his lens on a new subject. The human rights lawyer had filed civil lawsuits on behalf of a number of Iraqis who claimed to have been arrested, tortured, and released without charges by Defense Department subcontractors. She was in the process of collecting testimonies from the detainees in Jordan and Turkey, and she wanted Bartlett to photograph them.
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(via Portraits of the “Enemy” Challenge Abuses of American Power)

At the height of the Iraq War in 2006, attorney Susan Burke invited fashion photographer Chris Bartlett to focus his lens on a new subject. The human rights lawyer had filed civil lawsuits on behalf of a number of Iraqis who claimed to have been arrested, tortured, and released without charges by Defense Department subcontractors. She was in the process of collecting testimonies from the detainees in Jordan and Turkey, and she wanted Bartlett to photograph them.

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