But as soon as you adumbrate thus, you are beset with misgivings. What if...? What if its exhaustingly unfunny mouth-breathers grow up to finally achieve adulthood at the age of, say, 40 and embrace a different humourlessness, that of conceptual art? This is not an entirely improbable prospect, for this app’s provenance is to be found in the milieu of curatorial supremacy and dizzyingly witless installations where a six-second video loops like Vine’s are de rigueur and, quite probably, “performative” (an adjective stripped of meaning in artspeak). Were those loops to follow Twitter’s example and expand, to increase to 60 seconds then to 60 minutes, we would again witness the normalisation and absorption of once-radical technology. … [Read more...] about Appy medium: could Instagram start an artistic revolution?
Chiu, who has not formally reported her allegations to the police, said she hoped to see Weinstein face criminal prosecution in the UK. “I think all of the British victims would really like to see him being brought to justice in the UK. Because it [would be] much more meaningful to me personally,” she said. … [Read more...] about Weinstein accuser calls for more empathy towards rape survivors
Stone’s lawyers said they feel they were misled by the forewoman, even though they had her jury questionnaire and had a hired a jury consultant — who they said did no Google searches on potential jurors before the trial. They pointed to articles she sent online in posts made before the trial on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, and other posts on the Russia investigation. Jackson asked why the posts suggest she misled them. … [Read more...] about Stone judge calls back jurors to address misconduct claims
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