Plenty of new activity will be in the South, with growing offices and engineering teams in Atlanta, and expanded offices and data centers in Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Other notable expansions will be in Colorado, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, Washington, Nebraska and Massachusetts. Google will also expand existing offices in cities like Detroit. Read the full plans here. … [Read more...] about Google announces $10 billion investment in dozens of states across the country
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Artists have hijacked famous museums with augmented reality artworks before. In 2018, an app called MoMAR commandeered the MoMA’s Jackson Pollock room with invisible works you could only see through a smartphone. A year earlier, the Art Gallery of Ontario hosted a project to turn its classical paintings into augmented reality scenes. But the twist of using a stock Ikea app, downloadable by anyone, to pile virtual objects into a curated space is new. The project seems to tease how digital apps, and particularly the social media AR filters like those seen on Snapchat, could add wholly new, unintentional layers to a museum visit. … [Read more...] about If you sneak Ikea furniture into a museum, is it art?
Columbus, Ohio-based Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby, who have been doing Street Fight Radio since 2011 to share stories of exploitative bosses and subversive workers, met Hayes back in 2017 after Hayes had reached out to film one of their live shows in Michigan. That September, he convinced the pair to shoot footage of their trip to the Juggalo March in Washington, D.C. Yep, the Juggalo March. Street Fight then brought Hayes along to a live show in Baltimore that they were co-headlining with Sam Sacks and Sam Knight of the news co-op District Sentinel, which blends coverage of mostly overlooked Capitol Hill news with biting humor. … [Read more...] about The revolution will now be televised: How leftist streaming service Means TV timed its launch perfectly
Iger stepped into the leadership role at Disney during something of a fallow period for the company. The 1990s had seen a revival of Disney’s dominant status in animated movies, with colossal hits like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King arriving one after the other. By the mid-aughts, however, in the wake of Pixar’s CG surge, 2D animation had become unfashionable, and movies like Chicken Little, Home on the Range, and Brother Bear failed to generate anything resembling the excitement of Disney’s ’90s run. There was the odd live-action hit like The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2005, but overall the times were changing and Disney was not. … [Read more...] about How Bob Iger’s Disney changed the entertainment industry forever—for better and worse