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Book Mania! Digital - News NYC Digital Releases Update to the Digital Roadmap with 100% of the Objectives Achieved, Digital Education Programs Have Impacted over One Million New Yorkers October 17, 2013 New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot today announced Digital Ready, an intensive professional development and technology expansion program designed to help participating NYC public high schools use technology and student-centered learning to improve their students’ readiness for college and careers. “The Digital Ready program is a forward-thinking and beneficial addition to our school system,” said Chancellor Dennis M. “From kindergarten to senior centers, digital literacy programs in Mayor Bloomberg’s administration have impacted over one million New Yorkers, and this investment in education is crucial to the City’s Digital Roadmap,” said Rachel Haot, New York City’s Chief Digital Officer. • City As School

Letters of Note Daily Visual Overdose THE HELD ESSAYS ON VISUAL ARTArt Placebo I don’t know whether it is true that a janitor at an art gallery was fired not so long ago for sweeping up the artwork the morning after the opening, but the story captures a certain skepticism about art: if art is whatever “we,” or the art cognoscenti, say it is, then there is no such thing as art. The worry that art is a sham is an old idea and it is one that art itself has cherished. The confounding of folk ideas about what is art and what it is not is one of 20th-century art’s most flamboyant gestures, and familiar clichés. But skepticism about art—as I’ll call it—takes more subtle and more interesting forms. Psychology and neuroscience give rise to such skepticism from a different angle. From the point of view of these fields, works of art trigger experience, and experience is a neurological effect. Skepticism isn’t confined to outsiders either. Fried’s view is not exactly skeptical. But this can’t be right! Yes, critics can be wrong. Endnotes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

UNE APPROCHE DÉCONTRACTÉE DE L'HISTOIRE DU GRAPHISME Tout l'été dans Libération à raison d'un strip par jour vous pourrez lire un projet assez curieux que je réalise avec mon vieux complice Toma Bletner. Une idée à lui par ailleurs : tenter de parler de graphisme à travers la BD et sous forme de comic strip en particulier. Comment mélanger les deux. Voici désormais l'intégralité des strips parus dans Libé cet été : Ce projet est très certainement la première incarnation de ce qui devrait être un chantier, plus gros, plus complet et plus ambitieux sur le sujet. Art Art — December 3, 2013, 8:00 am Smoke Painting #36, colored smoke and firework residue on paper, by Rosemarie Fiore, whose work was on view in October at Von Lintel Gallery, in New York City. Courtesy the artist and Von Lintel Gallery, New York City Smoke Painting #36, colored smoke and firework residue on paper, by Rosemarie Fiore, whose work was on view in October at Von Lintel Gallery, in New York City. Courtesy the artist and Von Lintel Gallery, New York City By Rosemarie Fiore

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