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  • Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop – Open Call Solo Residency
    by Sheree McKay on May 14, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is offering one artist access for three months to one of its studio spaces. The successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions […]

  • RPS Environmental Bursary 2021
    by Sheree McKay on May 14, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering a 1-year bursary to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness. Applications are invited from anyone living or studying in the United […]

  • Open Screen 2021 : Call out for disabled artists working in the digital realm
    by Sheree McKay on May 4, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Developed in partnership with Shape Arts, Open Screen is seeking proposals for new works that respond to the theme of Realities, as part of arebyte on Screen, arebyte’s expanded and innovative online platform for digital animations, videos, […]

  • Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2021
    by Sheree McKay on May 4, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is seeking to appoint two contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2021. Each Fellowship provides up to £16,000 and valuable access to the extensive […]

  • Film and Video Umbrella – BEYOND #2 Commission
    by Sheree McKay on May 4, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    BEYOND #2 is the latest edition of a new commissioning initiative from Film and Video Umbrella, which was first launched at the start of lockdown in Spring 2020. As before, they are looking for proposals for new moving-image works that are […]


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  • Startup School: Take YCombinator’s Free Online Course for Current & Aspiring Entrepreneurs
    by OC on May 16, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    If you’re working on a startup, take note. YCombinator–a well-known Silicon Valley accelerator–has created Startup School, a free online program for entrepreneurs. The school has a track for current startup founders, and another one for aspiring/eventual founders. In each case, the school strives to offer the best lessons and advice on how to start a Startup School: Take YCombinator’s Free Online Course for Current & Aspiring Entrepreneurs is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Rick Steves Tells the Story of Fascism’s Rise & Fall in Germany
    by Colin Marshall on May 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    “Healthy, vigorous, respectable: everyone’s favorite uncle.” How many of us hear these words and think of that most beloved of all American travel-television personalities, Rick Steves? Indeed, in the video above they’re spoken by Steves, though to describe a figure very different from himself: Adolf Hitler, who convinced his people not to tour Europe but to invade Rick Steves Tells the Story of Fascism’s Rise & Fall in Germany is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Watch a Masterpiece Emerge from a Solid Block of Stone
    by Josh Jones on May 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    As a younger person, I became enthralled with the art-historical novels of Irving Stone, especially The Agony and the Ecstasy, his fictionalized biography of Michelangelo. Few books live up to their title so well — Stone’s Michelangelo is a tumult of passion and pain, a Romantic hero tailor-made for those who believe artistic creation transcends Watch a Masterpiece Emerge from a Solid Block of Stone is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s Headbanging Cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
    by Ayun Halliday on May 14, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Smells Like Teen Spirit is an unusual anthem because it refuses the role of the anthem. It’s perfect for the generation it represented because this was a cohort that was so ambivalent about any traditional values [or] conventional success. — music critic Ann Powers  The screaming existential angst of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” ensured that Nirvana would define, transcend, and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s Headbanging Cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Discover Ibn Sina (Avicenna), a Missing Pixel in Your Image of Philosophy: Partially Examined Life Episode #267 Featuring Peter Adamson
    by Mark Linsenmayer on May 14, 2021 at 7:01 am

    Most American students in philosophy live on a diet of ancient Greek philosophy on the one hand, and then “modern” philosophy, which starts around the time of Descartes (the 17th century), with numerous schools and approaches spilling into the present day. If you get anything from between those ancient days and modernity, it’s probably some Discover Ibn Sina (Avicenna), a Missing Pixel in Your Image of Philosophy: Partially Examined Life Episode #267 Featuring Peter Adamson is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooks Get Digitized: Where to Read the Renaissance Man’s Manuscripts Online
    by Colin Marshall on May 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    From the hand of Leonardo da Vinci came the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, among other art objects of intense reverence and even worship. But to understand the mind of Leonardo da Vinci, one must immerse oneself in his notebooks. Totaling some 13,000 pages of notes and drawings, they record something of every aspect of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooks Get Digitized: Where to Read the Renaissance Man’s Manuscripts Online is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Composes a Soundtrack to Arthur C. Clarke’s Documentary Fractals: The Colors of Infinity
    by Ted Mills on May 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    An observer once called the Mandelbrot Set “The Thumbprint of God,” the simple equation that led to the discovery of fractal geography, chaos theory, and why games like No Man’s Sky even exist. In 1994, Arthur C. Clarke, writer of both science fiction and science fact, narrated a one-hour documentary on the new mathematics, called Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Composes a Soundtrack to Arthur C. Clarke’s Documentary <i>Fractals: The Colors of Infinity</i> is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • The Utopian, Socialist Designs of Soviet Cities
    by Josh Jones on May 13, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Modernist architecture transformed the modern city in the 20th century, for good and ill. Nowhere is this transformation more evident than the former Soviet Union and its former republics. There, we find truth in the western stereotypes of the Soviet city as cold, faceless, and soul-crushingly nondescript — so much so that the plot of The Utopian, Socialist Designs of Soviet Cities is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • A 5-Hour Walking Tour of Paris and Its Famous Streets, Monuments & Parks
    by Josh Jones on May 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

    “We’ll always have Paris,” Bogart tells Bergman in the final scene of Casablanca, a line and film inseparable from the grand mythology of Paris. The city still inspires non-Parisians to purchase Belle Epoque poster art by the shipload and binge Netflix series in which Paris looks like a “city where the clouds part, your brain A 5-Hour Walking Tour of Paris and Its Famous Streets, Monuments & Parks is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • In 1926, Nikola Tesla Predicts the World of 2026
    by Colin Marshall on May 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Not long after Nikola Tesla died in 1943, the world seemed to forget him. The first public tribute paid to his considerable research and development in the realm of electricity thereafter came in 1960 with the introduction of the tesla, the SI unit of magnetic flux density. But in the decades since Tesla has enjoyed In 1926, Nikola Tesla Predicts the World of 2026 is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.


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