Never mind over-regulation.
Art clubs and their annual gifts as an indicator for change in artistic practices and younger audiences – read more in Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (“Kunstvereine: Neue Trends für junges Publikum”)
A comment on Art Basel in Miami Beach, and a contribution to the debate about the role and the effects of the growing number of art fairs: here on ArtNet.
The theatre and orchestral landscape in Germany is unique: 140 municipal, state and regional theaters; 131 classical orchestras, plus some 220 private theaters and around 150 theaters and performance venues without a permanent ensemble. Cicero has analyzed the vast offering as well as its allegedly looming death, playhouses being caught between continuous budget squeezes, shifting political attention and paralyzing corsets of tradition.
They are decreasing in number and circulation but explore options for their future positioning. More in the Pew Fact Tank here. (originally published July 11, 2014)
The Economist shares an interesting outlook on wireless connectivity: WiFi, once viewed by mobile carriers as a threat to 3G/4G services, is now seen as the most cost-effective way of helping mobile-phone companies meet their customers’ insatiable demand for bandwidth. But it is still a bumpy road across a variety of access types, and whether we will really one day enjoy seamless connectivity remains to be seen. – read article
Aus der Carta-Artikelserie „Transparenz und Finanzierung im öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk“: “Das schwarze Loch. Warum der öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunk ausreichend finanziert ist – und trotzdem kein Geld hat.” (An article from the Carta series “Transparency and financing of public service broadcasting“: “The black hole. Why public broadcasting is adequately funded – and still has no money.”)
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