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What do you get when a world class museum decides to launch a mobile, think tank to discuss and tackle the problems of modern urban communities? The BMW Guggenheim Lab. It launches tomorrow in New York and looks to be kicking off with a good number of interactive events, talks, etc.
Paying homage to Times Square’s roots and taking some chances with personal space, a Theater for One has opened in New York and is running through Sunday. What is it? A chance to be the sole member of the audience during a brief (5-10 minute) piece of drama. What’s the catch? The space is very small and intimate. In one of the pieces, the actor asks the audience member to hold his hand. In another, the actor speaks directly with the audience member and asks them to participate.
It looks quite intense as the usual distance an individual gets from a performer is shattered. Not only are you up close, but you lose your place in the group. There’s no hiding from the performance or the performer. If you’re in New York, it looks worth checking out, especially with an admission price of $0.
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Just a reminder to all of you attending Planning-ness in Denver and Brooklyn…Stop by our table to say ‘Hello!’ and claim your very own W5 t-shirt (while they last).
The New York Times does a great job of using the web to do more than republish the newspaper. The original content on the Times’ website is often as insightful or entertaining (sometimes more so) than the print version that waits for me at the end of the driveway in the morning. It also is full of nooks and crannies for exploration.
One of these spots is a series called One in 8 Million. It’s some fantastic story telling. Essentially the series uses audio and photographs to peer into the life of ordinary New Yorkers. With titles like The Walker, The Rookie Detective, and The Bar Fighter each story offers something new and different.
As newspapers focus on profit and forget their mission, the Times does a great job of leveraging the web as a supplement of it’s daily print edition. It adds value instead of giving the store away for free.