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Is Pop Music Good or Do We Just Learn to Love it?

Do Now: Art and Popular Culture | December 5, 2013 | 41 Comments

Is Pop Music Good or Do We Just Learn to Love it?

The latest episode of Idea Channel explores the business side of pop music and asks how music becomes meaningful to you, “Love or hate pop music, it’s pretty hard to escape. From Katy Perry to Lady Gaga, pop songs are recorded, packaged, and sold down a well worn pipeline, designed to make you, the listener, LOVE THIS SONG! But do you really?”

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Can Artful Video Games Enhance Your Gaming Experience?

Do Now | June 25, 2013 | 23 Comments

Can Artful Video Games Enhance Your Gaming Experience?

Even if you’re not a dedicated gamer, you’ve probably interacted with video games at some point in recent years. In early 2013, the Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design collection acquired 14 video games including classics like Pac-Man and Tetris. Senior curator at the museum, Paola Antonelli shared in a Ted Talk that the acquisition, “caused hows of outrage to echo through the museum’s hallowed halls, as aggrieved critics tore out their hair at the disrespect implicitly being show to artistic heroes such as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.”

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Do Now #66: What Have You Learned from YouTube?

Arts | February 28, 2013 | 64 Comments

Do Now #66: What Have You Learned from YouTube?

YouTube has plenty of videos of crazy cats and Harlem shakers, but it’s also a great place to learn new skills and information. What specific things have you learned from watching YouTube videos?

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