This profile of Queens Museum director Tom Finkelpearl makes me love him. He hired a community organizer, Naila Rosario, to do outreach for the museum in 2006. She went to local PTA meetings and even went door to door. [Gallerist]
This year’s NURTUREart benefit was so well attended the fire marshall was called. [BlouinArtInfo]
Is Australia the newest art hub? Isabella Rossellini, John Zorn and Matthew Barney are on the 2014 Adelaide Festival’s program guide. It’s the country’s largest cultural event and runs from February 28th to March 16th. Get your tickets now. [Artsbeat]
Tumblr Art will take over the billboards inside La Galleries Lafayette, an enormous Paris Boutique. Merry Christmas. [The Telegraph, via: Net Artist Daily]
Jon Rafman’s video, “A Man Digging” which uses the video game “Max Payne 3” as its source material inspires Nicholas O’Brien to contemplate the role of secondary storylines in video games (think checkpoints, achievements, etc.). [Rhizome]
Direct from the pseudo-science department at the New York Times; Kissing is complicated. A list of reasons why we kiss mates, in paragraph form. [The New York Times]
Frieze asks a few people in the know how to define Post-Internet. Look for thoughts by Tyler Coburn, Hanne Mugas, Lauren Cornell, and Karen Archey amongst others. [Frieze Magazine, behind paywall]
TED was the favored talk style of the Friday afternoon portion of the Creative Time Summit. In 8 minutes or less, speakers delivered inspirational, arms-length examples ending with a suggestion or a rhetorical question. But past that and the fact that too much time was spent on Nato’s pants, a few speakers offered concrete ideas.