art http://kalw.org en Your Call: Do arts organizations serving diverse audiences get their fair share of public funding? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-do-arts-organizations-serving-diverse-audiences-get-their-fair-share-public-funding <p><span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Becca Hoekstra 47019 at http://kalw.org Your Call: Do arts organizations serving diverse audiences get their fair share of public funding? Philosophy Talk asks: Is it Art... or mere Obscenity? http://kalw.org/post/philosophy-talk-asks-it-art-or-mere-obscenity <p>What do Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, and Andres Serrano have in common? They’ve all created modern works of art that have shocked and outraged the general public, causing many to question whether these works have any artistic value at all. But isn’t it the purpose of art to incite inquiry and question conventional moral wisdom? If so, then a strong public reaction would seem to prove the artistic merit of these works. So, is there a clear line to be drawn between genuine art and mere obscenity? Or has shock value simply replaced cultural value in the world of contemporary art? Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:55:23 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 44970 at http://kalw.org Philosophy Talk asks: Is it Art... or mere Obscenity? Your Call: How is the tech boom affecting the arts? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-how-tech-boom-affecting-arts <p><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 45031 at http://kalw.org Your Call: How is the tech boom affecting the arts? Meanwhile with Wendy MacNaughton http://kalw.org/post/meanwhile-wendy-macnaughton <p></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 01:45:02 +0000 Kristina Loring 43465 at http://kalw.org Meanwhile with Wendy MacNaughton Super Awesome: Giant Robot's Cultural Evolution http://kalw.org/post/super-awesome-giant-robots-cultural-evolution <p>It used to be that the terms “nerdy” and “cool” were at opposite ends of a spectrum. Collecting comics was for losers, listening to punk rock was for cool kids. But these days, there’s a kind of intersection of hipness and geekiness-- from the high-tech devices in our pockets to the sci-fi and comic-inspired entertainment we consume, “cool nerd” culture is really having its day. But back in the mid-90s, there was a magazine that was already bridging that gap: Giant Robot, which brought together video games, collecting, music, and art with a uniquely Asian American perspective.</p><p><br /> Thu, 08 May 2014 01:37:35 +0000 Jen Chien 43467 at http://kalw.org Super Awesome: Giant Robot's Cultural Evolution