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Troy, New York In our fifth blog post on the NEA/National Science Foundation conference, Symbiotic Art and Science, artist Kathy High discusses what artists gain from collaborating with scientists on projects. High teaches digital video production, history, and theory, and has been working in the...
Photo of Andrew Okpeaha MacLean on location wearing winter coat and hood
Situated amidst miles of Arctic tundra and geographically isolated even from other parts of Alaska, the town of Barrow, the northernmost point in the United States, might seem an unlikely...
Washington, DC Maytime (1923), to be preserved with contributed matching funds raised for the Save America's Treasures grant. Image courtesy of the National Film Preservation Foundation. Imagine an entire chapter of lost American history, rediscovered overnight. That's what happened when it...
Washington, DC Alyce Myatt. Photo courtesy of Ms. Myatt Happy New Year! What better way to kick off 2011 than to introduce you to Alyce Myatt, our new Director of Media Arts. An award-winning producer, Myatt's distinguished career includes stints at ABC, PBS, and the MacArthur Foundation, among...
Washington, DC How does one share the stories of the numerous Native American tribes throughout North America, all of whom have different languages, different cultures, and different environments? That is the crux of the dilemma the Native American Public Telecommunications (NATP) organization...
Ask game designer Colleen Macklin to say what creativity is, and she'll reply with what it isn't: "I think a lot of people think that creativity is an innate thing...
According to her twitter profile, Maria Popova is "an interestingness curator & semi-secret geek obsessed with design, storytelling & TED." The editor of Brain Pickings ( www.brainpickings.org ) -- a...
James Franco has been extremely busy of late. In addition to a solid acting career (with two movies out currently, Howl and 127 Hours ), he recently has had a...
Washington, DC Filmmaker Haile Gerima at the Amiens International Film Festival in November 2008. Photo by Mark Roussels via Wikimedia Commons Today on Art Works we're hearing from filmmaker and Howard University professor Haile Gerima as he talks about the art of storytelling that's at the...
Photo of Terry Gross in the studio
The opening of Fresh Air is unlike any other introduction on public radio. Four saxophones of the Microscopic Septet blast out a syncopated three-chord theme. The piano and drums join...

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