Tag Archives: art

Rupert Murdoch: ‘All Media Is Going To Go On The iPad’

Looks like Apple’s cosied up nicely to one of the world’s most powerful media moguls, News Corp. chief, Rupert Murdoch, who appears to be an all-in iPad fan. “All media is going to go on to the iPad”, he declares in this interview with his own Fox Business Channel.
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Watch out, huge ‘Watchmen’ collection on iTunes

An interesting collection of video, podcasts, trailers and more for the hotly-anticipated movie version of classic graphic novel, ‘Watchmen’, has been made available through iTunes.

The collection includes unique features about the film, along with an iPhone/iPod touch application designed to deliver these assets to users of those Apple mobile devices.

It includes exclusive “Watchmen” film sequence, previously only shown at San Diego’s Comic-Con Convention; the Essential Watchmen app for iPhone and iPod touch; multiple behind-the-scenes video journal podcasts; film clips; trailers; and other features exploring the creation of one of the most anticipated films of 2009.

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Should music really be free? No.

Music industry analyst Mark Mulligan has sparked huge debate with a series of posts which explain why music can’t just be free.

His statements won a round of vituperative responses, and the analyst responded to these with a post on his own blog this afternoon.

Mulligan points out that as an active musician and an industry analyst, he (and we agree with him) doesn’t believe artists should be returned to some romantic position as unpaid minstrels travelling from town-to-town in hope of earning a few cents to survive.

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Cultural changes, connecting artist and audience

Futurist Gerd Leonhard talks about how the broadband-enabled, always-on world of digital natives equipped with 4.5 billion mobile devices impacts on emerging cultural practice.

iTunes U offers in-depth Louis Armstrong session

Apple’s iTunes U is offering a lengthy in-depth account of the life of the great Louis Armstrong – and this huge show (a 1.5 hour video) is available now for free from iTunes.

The show comes from The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. It features presenters Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch alongside host Robert O’Meally, and is a video recording of a lecture given at the University earlier this year,

The lecture formed part of the Jazz and American Culture lecture series, featuring live performances from Marsalis and in-depth question and answer sessions.

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Tate launches first UK iPhone gallery tour

Bring your own iPod touch or iPhone to Tate Liverpool this summer and download a free multimedia tour of the Gustav Klimt exhibition (until 31 August).  

The tour provides a wealth of information about Klimt’s art, life and times, featuring photographs of Klimt and his circle as well as music of the period, archive film recordings, and behind the scenes video footage showing how the exhibition came together.

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Off-topic: cool

Martha Cooper was a photo-journalist living in New York City when she first began documenting the origins of B-boy (short for break-boys) and hip hop culture. While other New Yorkers at the time saw this movement as a trite, uninspired or even offensive fad, Martha found a new form of expressing art. If you like this video, then do take a read of our exclusive chat with Public Enemy’s Chuck D, which you can read right here.